Our Prescription for Health Program connects patients with lower incomes to their local farmers market through their medical clinic. Washtenaw County Health Department and clinic partners provide nutrition education and support in the clinic setting and at the farmers markets; patients redeem their prescriptions for fresh produce at the markets. For more information, contact Ariane Donnelly.
Senior Project Fresh
The Senior Project Fresh program provides low-income seniors with coupons to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at their local farmers markets. Washtenaw County Health Department receives a limited number of coupon booklets from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Adult Services Agency each summer. The program starts in the summer and runs to October 31 each year.
Enrollment has ended for the 2023 season. Please check back in June 2024.
To qualify for the program an individual must:
Be 60 years of age or older. Or be 55 years of age or older AND a member of a federally-recognized tribe/an urban Native American group.
Live in Washtenaw County.
Have a total monthly household income of 185% of the poverty line or less ($2,248 for 1 person; $3,041 for 2 person household).
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC provides healthy foods for kids up to five years old and pregnant women. WIC also offers nutrition education and breastfeeding support.