ELMIRA - Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons will be distributed in Chemung County beginning Thursday, July 6. The SFMNP provides eligible seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs at approved New York State Farmers Market vendors. Individuals who meet these requirements are eligible to get Senior Farmers Market Coupons:
- New York State resident AND
- 60 years of age or older AND
- Monthly income at or below:
$1,860/month for a one-person household
$2,504/month for a two-person household
$3,149/month for a three-person household
Senior Farmers Market Coupons will be available on a first come, first served basis at several locations in Chemung County. The tentative schedule (subject to change) is:
Wednesday, July 26th: George Bragg Towers, 115 Dewitt Ave, Elmira, 2:30 – 3:30
Thursday, July 27th: Ed Flannery Apartments, 300 S Main St, Elmira, 2:30 – 3:30
Thursday, July 27th: Villa Serene Apartments, 399 E 14th St, Elmira Heights, 2:30 – 3:30
Thursday, July 27th: Park Terrace Apartments, 1281 Pennsylvania Ave, Pine City, 2:30 – 3:30
Coupons will also be distributed at the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. while supplies last.
Additional sessions will be scheduled if the coupons are still available. Contact Kent Goben, Nutrition Services Coordinator for the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care at (607) 737-5520 with questions.