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  • Farmers’ market coupons still available

  • Farmers’ market coupons are still available for Herkimer County seniors.
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  • Farmers’ market coupons are still available for Herkimer County seniors.
    The coupon booklets have a value of $20 and may be used to purchase produce at any participating farmers’ market.
    To qualify, one must be over the age of 60, reside in Herkimer County and have an income of $1,772 per month or less ($2,392 per month for a two-person household).
    Individuals may also qualify if their a Herkimer County resident over 60 and currently receiving or are eligible to receive SSI, public assistance or a Section 8 housing subsidy.
    State regulations require a person must sign for the coupons themselves so coupons cannot be mailed and someone cannot pick up coupons for someone else.
    Also, only one coupon booklet per household is allowed.
    Coupons are currently available on a first come, first served basis at the Herkimer County Office for the Aging, 109 Mary Street, Herkimer, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    The last day of distribution will be Friday, Aug. 23.
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