Nassau County Fresh Produce Program For Seniors

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Fresh veggies from Terry’s Farm at Garden City Farmers Market (Photo by Nicole Lockwood)

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano today announced a program in which income-eligible residents, age 60 and over, can receive a one-time (per person, 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 17 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)

July 14 – Oct. 13 • Friday, 3 – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County832 Merrick Ave.

Elmont – Anna House Farmstand (EBT) 

June 20 – Sept. 26 • Tuesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.          

2150 Hempstead Turnpike                                                     

Farmingdale Country Fresh Farmers’ Market

June 4 – Nov. 19 • Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Village Green, Town Hall, 361 Main St.

Freeport Farmers’ Market (EBT)

July 22 – Oct. 28 • Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Freeport Recreation Center, North Parking Lot, 130 East Merrick Rd

Freeport Woodcleft Avenue Farmers’ Market (EBT)

July 15 – Sept. 2 • Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

314 Woodcleft Ave.                                                               

Garden City Farmers’ Market

June 13 – Nov. 21 • Tuesday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

101 County Seat Dr., off Old Country Rd., behind Supreme Court Building, Mineola

Roosevelt Community Farm Stand II (EBT)

July 18 – October 31 • Tuesday, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

160 North Franklin St., Hempstead                                       

Kennedy Plaza Farmers’ Market (EBT)

May 6 – Nov. 18 • Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

June 7 – Nov. 1 • Wednesday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1 West Chester Street, at Long Beach City Hall                                        

Merrick Children’s Nest Farm Stand (EBT)

June 19 – Sept. 25 • Monday 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

2350 Merrick Ave.

New Hyde Park Farmers’ Market (EBT)

June 3 – Nov. 18 • Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Municipal parking lot, near Village Hall, 1441 Jericho Tpke.

Port Washington Organic Farmers’ Market                     

June 10 – Oct. 28 • Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Port Washington Town Dock, 347 Main Street                                         

Rockville Centre Farmers’ Market

June 4 – Nov. 19 • Sunday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.             

Sunrise Hwy & Long Beach Road, RR parking lot 12                                 

Roosevelt Community Farm Stand (EBT)

July 16 – Oct. 29 • Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.               

380 Nassau Rd., Family Health Clinic parking lot

Roslyn – North Farmers’ Market                                       

June 7 – Nov. 22 • Wednesday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Rd.

Seaford Farmers’ Market                                                   

June 3 – Nov. 18 • Saturday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.                     

East end of Seaford Railroad Station, Sunrise Hwy.             

  • EBT indicates that electronic benefit cards are accepted
  • VF indicates WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks accepted
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