Tioga Opportunities has Farmers’ Market Coupons available for older adults

Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is now underway. This program puts coupons that can be used at area Farmers’ Markets into the hands of low-income older adults, helping them to maintain or improve their nutritional health.

If you are 60 years of age or older and have a monthly income of $1,986 or less for a one-person household (or $2,686 or less for a two-person household), you qualify for a booklet of coupons worth $20. Each eligible individual in a household is able to receive a booklet of coupons.

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets will be available at Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s Countryside Community Center (9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego), Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM and from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Booklets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A representative from Tioga Opportunities, Inc. will also be distributing coupons at the following locations:

  • Thursday, July 29th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Waverly Village Hall, 32 Ithaca St., Waverly. Appointments are required. Please call 607-687-4120, ext. 315 to schedule your appointment time.
  • Wednesday, August 4th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at INSPIRE Community and Fitness Center, 57 E. Tioga St., Spencer. This is a drive-through event.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupon booklets are available to be mailed directly to your home. For more information on this option, please call 607-687-4120, ext. 315.

If you are a farmer or farmers’ market and would like more information about becoming authorized to accept Farmers’ Market coupons, please contact the Department of Agriculture & Markets at 1-800-554-4501.