Farm Market In Austin Monday; Senior Checks Available

From Potter County Today

Austin Senior Lunch Program will host a farmers’ market on Monday (July 19) and many older residents can qualify for $20 in vouchers to buy fresh vegetables. Miles Produce will be setting up a vegetable stand in front of the gazebo at the town square from 11 am until approximately 1:30 pm. The public is welcome to stop and shop, either with cash or with senior farm market checks. Potter County Area Agency on Aging personnel will be on hand to provide checks to those who meet the following criteria:

  • at least 60 years of age during the year of 2010 (must show proof of age);
  • resident of Potter County (bring proof of address);
  • must fall within income limits of one-person household, $20,036; two people, $26,955; three, $33,874; four, $40,793; five, $47,712.

The farmers’ market will return to Austin on Aug. 16. Checks are also available at Potter County Human Services in Roulette or at senior centers in Coudersport, Shinglehouse, Ulysses and Galeton. They’ll also be distributed by Agency on Aging staff during public sessions at Austin Aug. 16 and Sept. 20; at Genesee United Methodist Church, from 10 to noon, July 28 and Aug. 25; and at Harrison Valley Community Building, from 2-4 pm July 28 and Aug. 25.

Seniors who reside in nursing homes, personal care homes or other residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible. For more information, contact Barb Kiel at 1-800-800-2560.

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