Farmer’s Market coupons available

Posted 7/22/21

MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides an opportunity for eligible seniors to support local farmers and improve their health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs.

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Farmer’s Market coupons available

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MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides an opportunity for eligible seniors to support local farmers and improve their health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs.

“Studies show that consuming fresh fruits and vegetables can increase the quality of your diet and decrease your risk of hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular disease,” says Sullivan County Office for the Aging Nutrition Coordinator Jane Bozan.

Since July 9, the  Office for the Aging has been distributing coupon booklets for area farmers’ markets. Each booklet contains five $4 coupons, for a total of $20. Coupons are valid through Tuesday, November 30 at participating farmers’ markets.

Coupons are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to take advantage of this program, you must be a New York State resident and 60 years of age or older. There are income limits.

 Pick up coupons at the Office for the Aging in the Government Center in Monticello between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Transportation Building, 401 Airport Rd., Swan Lake, every Tuesday in July and August from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Coupons are also available at farmers’ markets on certain dates.

For further information, contact the office at 845/807-0241.

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