The Columbia County Office for the Aging is pleased to announce that Farmers’ Market Coupons (FMC) are available. Each booklet is worth $20.00 and contains five (5) $4.00 checks which can be used to purchase produce at approved local farmers’ markets in Columbia County, Greene County, and the Capital District. Eligible individuals must be 60 years of age or older; have a household income of $1968/month or less for a single-person household, $2658/month or less for a two-person household, or $3349/month for a three-person household.
Issued on a first come, first served basis, coupon booklets and a list of participating farmers’ markets will be available at the Office for the Aging, 325 Columbia Street in Hudson Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Please call first for an appointment to pick up the coupons by dialing 518-828-4258. A senior’s POA (with a copy of the document) may pick up coupons for the senior. Seniors who are unable to get to one of the distribution points should contact OFA to arrange for home delivery. Listed below are distribution sites for the FMC.
Due to Covid-19 we have had to change some of our distribution sites. The public is welcome to all distribution sites held at town halls, town parks, and community centers. This will be a drive-thru distribution and individuals need to remain in their cars and someone will bring the coupons to them.
As in the past, lost booklets cannot be replaced. Each older adult in a household is eligible to receive a booklet if they meet the age and income requirements.
Farmer Market Coupon Distribution Sites 2020
Date Time Location
July 28 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Greenport Community Center at Town Hall Drive in Hudson
July 29 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Town of Claverack Senior Citizens at Claverack Town Park
July 30 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Columbia County Office for the Aging, 325 Columbia St,.
July 31 9:30-10:30 A.M. Tri Village Senior Citizens at Town of Kinderhook Town Hall
Aug. 5 11:30 A.M. Southern Tier Seniors at Clermont State Park