The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is quickly approaching the end of its season. The last day to pick up coupons is Thursday, September 30th. A limited number of coupon booklets are available at Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM and from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Booklets will be available on a first come, first served basis.
This program puts coupons that can be used at area Farmers’ Markets into the hands of low-income older adults, helping them to maintain or improve their nutritional health. If you are 60 years of age or older and have a monthly income of $1,986 or less for a one-person household (or $2,686 or less for a two-person household), you qualify for a booklet of coupons worth $20. Each eligible individual in a household is able to receive a booklet of coupons. For more information, please call 607-687-4120, ext. 315.
If you are a farmer or farmers’ market and would like more information about becoming authorized to accept Farmers’ Market coupons, please contact the Department of Agriculture & Markets at 1-800-554-4501.