Office for the Aging announces senior farmers market coupon distribution

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has received its supply of Senior Farmers Market Coupons. Seniors who wish to apply for the coupons need to come in person to one of the following distribution sites: Covenant Manor Apart-ments, 23 W. Third St. in Jamestown, on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until books are gone; Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court in Dunkirk, on July 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or until books are gone.

In order to qualify for the program, seniors age 60+ must meet the following criteria:

Monthly income of at or below $1,799, for a single-person household; or

Monthly income of at or below $2,425, for a two-person household; or

Monthly income of at or below $ 3,051, for a three-person household.

Coupon books are worth $20 with five coupons worth $4 each in each booklet. Coupons are accepted at designated farmers markets and a list of participating markets with their locations and times will be dispersed with the coupons. Only one coupon is allowed per household and seniors must bring proof of age to receive a coupon book.

Please note that proxy forms are no longer available and farmer’s market coupons must be picked up in person, according to funding regulations. Seniors can also use their regular food stamps at many farmers’ markets. Individuals who think they may be eligible for food stamps should call NY Connects at 753-4582.

For more information about the Senior Farmers Market Coupons, please contact any of the following Office for the Aging locations: Mayville: 753-4471, Dunkirk: 363-3865, Jamestown: 661-8940.