Limited Number of Additional 2016 Senior Farmers Market Coupons Available Immediately
Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, had announced earlier in the year that Cattaraugus County had been awarded 760 Senior Farmers’ Market coupon booklets. These booklets were all distributed with none remaining. However, this week the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects received 60 more coupon booklets in an unexpected second allotment. Each booklet contains five $4.00 coupons ($20.00 value), and can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets in Cattaraugus County.
If you did NOT receive Senior Farmers’ Market coupons already this year, please contact the Department of the Aging/NY Connects as soon as possible before this limited supply is gone.
To be eligible to receive a booklet of the Senior Farmers’ Market coupons, you must be over 60 years of age and have a single-person income of not more than $1,832 per month, or a two-person income of not more than $2,470 per month. Each older adult in a household is eligible to receive a booklet if they meet the age and income requirements. Proxies may not pick up or sign for coupon booklets.
If you have any questions regarding the Senior Farmers’ Market Coupon Program, or any other services that are available for our county’s older adults, please call the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects at 716-373-8032 or 800-462-2901.