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Senior Citizens Make Fruit-and-Veg Traffic Jam in Glendale

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The Glendale Farmer's Market was the scene of an unlikely invasion yesterday, as senior citizens bused in from all over the San Fernando Valley showed up to trade in the vouchers issued to them by the state for fresh produce. According to the Glendale News-Press, approximately 500 seniors caused "near gridlock" on the sidewalk of Brand Boulevard and kept vendors on their toes. Many of the folks came "from independent assisted-living homes or were living alone on fixed incomes," and were issued each a booklet of state Department of Public Health vouchers worth $20, but only redeemable at local farmers markets.