A limited number of Farmer’s Market Coupons are still available for Herkimer County seniors. These coupon booklets have a value of $20.00 and may be used to purchase produce at any participating Farmers Market. To qualify, you must be over the age of 60, reside in Herkimer County, and have an income of $1,872 per month or less ($2,538 per month for 2 person household). State regulations require that a person must sign for the coupons themselves so coupons cannot be mailed and someone cannot pick up the coupons for someone else. This year, the booklets are not restricted to one per household. Each eligible senior living in a household may receive their own booklet, but they must be present to sign for them.
Coupons are currently available on a first come-first served basis at the Herkimer County Office for the Aging, 109 Mary Street, Herkimer, NY between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Coupons will be available until September 30th or until supplies last. Any questions, contact David Gutowski at 867-1414.