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    (7/30/2007) NEW HAVEN- A greater amount of New Haven’s seniors will receive assistance this year as the State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture has issued an increase in the allotment of farmers market coupons for the City. This year, the City will be receiving 3,967 booklets of coupon booklets (good at all four of the City’s farmer’s markets), an increase from last year’s allotment of 1600 booklets. Farmers Market Coupon booklets are issued to seniors age 62 and older who have a maximum household income of not more than 185 percent of the annual poverty guidelines and are New Haven residents. The individual income limit is $18,130 while the family income limit is $24,420.

    The coupon booklets are $15 in value and can be used at the City Farmers Markets located at:

    City Hall on Wednesdays from 11:00 – 4:00

    Fairhaven on Thursdays from 3:00 – 7:00

    Wooster Square on Saturday from 9:00 – 1:00

    Edgewood Park on Sunday from 10:00 – 2:00

    “We are grateful for the increase in coupon booklets. Each year we ask for additional booklets for our seniors and are so pleased that this year the State Department of Agriculture responded by more than doubling our allotment,” said Darcey Cobbs, Director of Elderly Services for the City. “This means that more seniors will have access to healthy fruits and vegetables from the City’s Farmers Markets. This is great because at the same time we’re helping to support our local farmers.”

    The booklets will be distributed through the City’s six senior centers on Wednesdays and Fridays only starting Wednesday, August 1, 2007. Interested seniors can contact the six centers at:

    Atwater Senior Center

    26 Atwater Street


    Bella Vista Senior Center

    339 Eastern Street


    Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center

    255 Goffe street


    East Shore Senior Center

    411 Townsend Avenue


    Westville Senior Center

    349 McKinley Avenue


    West River Senior Center

    1562 Chapel Street


    Further, the New Haven Housing Authority and the following City of New Haven senior housing properties have also received coupon booklets for distribution:

    Fairhaven Elderly Housing (Saltonstall)

    Ella B. Scantlebury Senior Residence

    Park Ridge Apartments

    Fairbank Apartments

    Mountain Valley Apartments

    Ormont Court Apartments

    Victory Gardens Apartments

    Fountain Heights

    Casa Otonol

    River Run Housing

    Berger Apartments

    Tower One Tower East


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

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