Pontiac, MI - Oakland County’s Healthy Oakland Partnership (HOP) encourages county residents to participate in their annual Senior Market Day events. Oakland County residents 60 years and older will receive a $5 coupon to spend on produce at participating farmers markets.
“Senior Market Days are always great events for our older adult residents,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, director of Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services. “They provide nutritious, locally grown fresh produce, and help support local farmers at the markets.”
Senior Market Days will occur on the following dates:
- Aug. 23, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Oak Park Farmers Market (Oak Park High School Parking Lot, 13701 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park)
- Sept. 7, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Oakland County Farmers Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford)
- Sept. 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Farmington Farmers Market (33113 Grand River Ave., Farmington)
Coupon distribution ends 30 minutes prior to each market’s closing. Distribution is on a first come, first serve basis. Coupons are only available for Oakland County residents and must be used during the event. No registration necessary.
In addition to $5 coupons for produce, a variety of raffles, prizes, and resources will be available on-site for older adults, such as a produce prescription program, public health nurses, and additional health information.
The Oakland County and Oak Park Farmers Markets also offer Double Up Food Bucks, which matches money spent at a farmers’ market using a Bridge card/EBT up to $20.The market days this year are made possible in part by Henry Ford Health System, Humana, and Trinity Health.
For more information, visit www.oakgov.com/health, @publichealthOC on Facebook and Twitter, or contact Kelsey Merz at
Healthy Oakland Partnership (HOP)
Healthy Oakland Partnership (HOP) was launched by Oakland County Health Division in 2009 as a collaboration of local government, hospitals, health care providers, community-based organizations, businesses, and citizens working to increase and promote healthy eating and physical activity opportunities.
HOP currently has two teams dedicated to specific initiatives:
- Farmers Market Team - Improve the health and well-being of Oakland County by supporting Farmers Markets.
- Youth Team – Improve the health and well-being of Oakland County through programs in schools.
HOP began hosting Family Market Days in 2009 to engage entire families in healthy eating practices and encourage physical activity. The partnership expanded to include older adults in 2017 by hosting Senior Market Days.