WILLIAMSTOWN — Elders lined up bright and early on the first day coupon books became available at the Williamstown Council on Aging’s Harper Center. Each book contains ten coupons valued at $2.50 each, which can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, and honey in markets across Massachusetts.
Marion Quinn-Jowett, Outreach Worker at The Harper Center, helps applicants with the minimal paperwork required and distributes the coupons and an information booklet that explains the program, provides nutritional information, and even offers a few simple, healthy recipes. She commented that this is “a great program that provides fresh produce in season.”
Williamstown Farmers Market
Town resident Franz Burnet-Gocht smiled broadly when asked what he liked best about using the coupons at the local Williamstown Farmers Market. He replied with just three words, “free, fresh, convenient.”
The booklet includes an index of all the markets in Massachusetts where the coupons are accepted. Eligibility guidelines can be found at the website of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.