Saturday, November 18, 2017


“Farmers’ Market Coupon Booklets Available for Eligible Seniors”

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons will be distributed in Chemung County beginning Thursday, July 23.  The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides eligible seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs at approved New York State Farmers Market vendors.  Individuals who meet these requirements are eligible to get Senior Farmers Market Coupons:

   • New York Resident
   • 60 years of age or older AND
   • Your monthly income is at or below:
       o $1,832/month for a one-person household
       o $2,470/month for a two-person household
       o $3,108/month for a three-person household, OR
       o you currently receive or are eligible to receive SSI, public assistance, or
          Section 8 housing subsidy

There have been several changes in the program this year. The changes will be beneficial to both the seniors and the farmers.

Senior Farmers Market Coupons will be available on a first come, first served basis at several locations in Chemung County.  The tentative schedule (subject to change) is:

Thursday, June 23rd

    • First Arena, 155 N Main St., Elmira, NY 14901
       o 9 to 11:30 am
       o Please do not be afraid of standing in line, the lines will move very quickly!

   • Wisner Park, N Main St., Elmira 14901, Cornell Cooperative Extension Booth
       o 11:30 to 2:00

Friday, June 24th

   • Eastside Market 
       o 2:30 to 6:00 pm
       o If you are not able to walk very far, we will be set up to meet you at your
          car in the parking lot

Saturday, June 25th

   • Teale Park
       o 9:00 to 10:00 am

Monday, June 27th

   • George Bragg Towers 115 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY 14901
       o 10:30 to 11:30 am in the Community Room
       o This is open to people in the community, not just the residents in the

Thursday, June 30th
   • Wisner Park, N Main St., Elmira 14901, Cornell Cooperative Extension Booth
       o 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
   • Van Etten Village Center, 6 Gee Street., Van Etten, NY
       o 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Friday, July 1st

   • Eastside Market
       o 2:30 to 5:30 pm

The coupons can also be picked up at the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm beginning Thursday, June 23.

Additional sessions will be scheduled if the coupons are still available.

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