A new program is giving some Hernando County seniors and families better access to local fruits and vegetables.
Many growers are participating in a program that gives low-income seniors and families $40 to buy Florida grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets around the state.
“It removes the barriers so they no longer have to make the choice, am I going to buy vegetables or am I going to buy meat? Am I going to buy vegetables or am I going to buy milk?” said Michael DeFelice of the Hernando County Growers Association.
This program runs through October 5. To learn more or to sign up go to: