CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care is hosting a senior farmers market coupon distribution event.  It runs from July until August.

New York State residents 60 and older are eligible who make a monthly income at or before the 185% federal poverty guidelines.

$2,322/month (for a one-person household)

$3,152/month (for a two-person household)

$3,981/month (for a three-person household)

Coupon books will have 5 coupons worth $5 each, which can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets.  The program aims to promote local farmers by expanding their sales at farmers' markets and farm stands and fostering healthy communities by consuming locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Coupons have to be picked up in person, and are available while supplies last. The coupon books must be picked up in person by the individual or with completed Proxy paperwork. The schedule can be found below.  For more information, call 607-737-5520.

July 3 Grace Lee Wesleyan Food Pantry, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams Noon to 1 p.m.
July 10 Big Flats Community Center, 476 Maple St., Big Flats 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
July 12 North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave, Elmira 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
July 15 Faith Temple Church, 722 Standish St., Elmira 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
July 15 Our Fathers House of Prayer Eternal, 330 W. Church St., Elmira 11 a.m. to noon
July 16 Van Etten Town Hall, 6 Gee St., Van Etten 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
July 18 Horseheads Food Pantry, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
July 23 Wellsburg Fire Department, 147 Main St., Wellsburg 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Aug. 1 Transformation Center, 314 W. Church St., Elmira 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 1 Chemung County Fair Senior Day, 170 Fairview Rd., Horseheads Noon to 10 p.m.
Aug. 7 Erin Town Hall, 1138 NY-223, Erin 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Aug. 8 North Chemung Food Pantry, 677 Breesport N. Chemung Rd., Lowman 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.