Mangano Announces Fresh Produce Program For Seniors

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a program in which income-eligible residents, age 60 and over, can receive a one-time (per family, per year) coupon book worth $20 to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a local Farmers’ Market. The coupons are provided by the New York State Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. They will be available at no cost after July 14th at easily accessible, convenient locations throughout Nassau County.

Farmers’ Markets are places where local farmers sell their produce directly to consumers, usually right off the trucks. The produce is seasonal, locally grown, fresh-picked and reasonably priced.

For more information on eligibility, when, and where to obtain the coupons, please call the Nassau County Office for the Aging at (516) 227-8919.

Farmers’ Markets in Nassau County:

East Meadow Farmers’ Market (EBT) (VF)
832 Merrick Ave, East Meadow
Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County
July 8 – October 8
Fridays, 3 pm – 6 pm, Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm

Elmont – Anna House Farmstand (EBT) (FC)
2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
June 28 – September 27
Tuesdays, 10 am – 1 pm

Farmingdale Country Fresh Farmers’ Market
Village Green, Town Hall, 361 Main St.
June 5 – November 20
Sundays, 10 am – 3 pm

Freeport Youth Farmers’ Market Southeast (EBT)
Freeport Recreation Center, North Parking Lot
130 East Merrick Rd, Freeport
July 9 – October 29
Saturdays, 11 am – 4pm

Garden City Farmers’ Market (VF)
101 County Seat Dr., off of Old Country Rd.
Behind Supreme Court building, Mineola
May 31 – November 22
Tuesdays, 7 am – 1 pm

Great Neck – Spinney Hill Farmers’ Market
(EBT) (VF) (FC)
125 Community Drive, North Shore LIJ parking lot
July 10 – October 30
Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm

Hempstead Yale Farm Stand (EBT) (FC)
Yale Child Care Center, 160 Baldwin Road
June 29 – September 28
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Long Beach – Kennedy Plaza Farmers’ Market
(EBT) (VF) (FC)
1 West Chester Street, at City Hall
May 4 – November 23
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm

Merrick Children’s Nest Farm Stand (EBT) (FC)
2350 Merrick Ave, Merrick
June 27 – September 26
Mondays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

New Cassel Youth Market (EBT)
First Baptist Church parking lot
212 Garden St., Westbury
July 16 – October 29
Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm

New Hyde Park Farmers’ Market (EBT) (VF)
Municipal parking lot, near Village Hall
1441 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park
June 4 – November 19
Saturdays, 8 am – 1 pm

Port Washington Organic Farmers’ Market
Port Washington Town Dock, 347 Main Street
June 11 – October 29
Saturdays, 8 am – 12 pm

Rockville Centre Farmers’ Market (VF)
Sunrise Hwy & Long Beach Road, RR parking lot 12
May 29 – November 20
Sundays, 7 am – 12 pm

Roosevelt Community Youth Market (EBT) (FC)
380 Nassau Rd., Family Health Clinic parking lot
July 10 – October 30
Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm

Roslyn – North Farmers’ Market (VF)
Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Road
May 25 – November 23
Wednesdays, 7 am – 1 pm

Seaford Farmers’ Market
East end of Seaford Railroad Station, Sunrise Hwy.
May 28 – November 19
Saturdays, 7 am – 12 pm

Williston Park Sunny Side Farmers’ Market (EBT)
Copper Hill, 234 Hillside Ave.
June 25 – October 30
Sundays, 9 am – 2 pm

EBT cards (electronic benefit cards)
VF indicates WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks accepted
FC indicates Fresh Connect

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