Farmers Market Coupons for seniors to be distributed July 10 in Dunkirk

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has received its supply of Senior Farmers Market Coupons. Local seniors who wish to apply for the coupons must appear in person at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court in Dunkirk, on Thursday, July 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or until books are gone.

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 Farmer’s Markets and a list of participating markets with their locations and times will be dispersed with the coupons. Only one coupon book 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, contact any of the following the Office for the Aging in Dunkirk at 363-3865.