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Farmers market coupons available for Chautauqua seniors

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has received a supply of Senior Farmers Market Coupons. Seniors who wish to apply for the coupons need to come in person to either Covenant Manor Apartments, 23 W. 3rd St., Jamestown on July 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk, on July 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

In order to qualify for the program, seniors age 60 or older must have a monthly income at or below $1,799 for a single person household or $2,425 for a two person household.

Coupon books are worth $20. 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 is allowed per household and seniors must bring proof of age to receive a coupon book.

Seniors can also use their regular food stamps at many farmers’ markets.