Farmers Market Checkbooks Available For Seniors

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Westchester senior citizens may be entitled to a Farmers Market Checkbook worth $20 that will give participating seniors access to local fresh produce.
Westchester senior citizens may be entitled to a Farmers Market Checkbook worth $20 that will give participating seniors access to local fresh produce. Photo Credit: File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Local seniors may be entitled to a Farmers Market Checkbook worth $20 that will give access to local, fresh produce.

Eligible participants must be 60 or older and have a monthly income at or below $1,800 for a single person, $2,426 for a couple, or currently receive or be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income, public assistance or the Section 8 housing subsidy.

The checkbooks will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis during August at designated senior nutrition programs while supplies last. Click here for a list of names, locations and telephone numbers of designated programs and tips about shopping at farmers markets.

Applicants must show up in person to sign the statement of eligibility. Proof of age and residency are required. Only one checkbook per household is allowed.

The coupons are valid at any participating farmers markets statewide and locally at approved markets throughout the county. Click here for a list of participating markets. 

The Senior Farmers Market Program is funded through the Food and Nutrition Service Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Markets in cooperation with the N.Y. State Office for the Aging, the N.Y. State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services.

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