Tomatoes, apricots and squash are on display at a local farmers’ market. Chickasaw seniors age 55 and older, Chickasaw Warrior Society members and Chickasaw citizens who are 100 percent disabled can pick up fruits and vegetables at Chickasaw Nation nutrition services buildings in Ada, Ardmore, Duncan and Purcell.
Published December 23, 2018
ADA, Okla. — The Chickasaw Nation provides fruits and vegetables to Chickasaw seniors during the winter months. It is an effort to fill the gap between growing seasons and part of the senior farmers’ market nutrition program.
Chickasaw seniors, 55 and older, Chickasaw Warrior Society members and Chickasaw citizens who are 100 percent disabled receive a variety of healthy fresh, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables each month, from November through March.
Nutrition centers in Ada, Ardmore, Duncan and Purcell serve as pickup locations. Additionally, nutrition education and food preparation demonstrations are offered from these locations, which include:
Ada Nutrition Services
518 E. Arlington
Ardmore Nutrition Services
2350 Chickasaw Blvd.
Duncan Nutrition Services
1302 W. Main St.
Purcell Nutrition Services
1530 Hardcastle Blvd.
Seniors who are currently participating in the Chickasaw Nation Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program are already enrolled in the Winter Fruit and Vegetable Program and may visit a nutrition center to receive their fruit and vegetable package.
For questions regarding any of the Chickasaw Nation Farmers’ Market programs, please contact Ada Nutrition Services at (855) 572-3433.