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Eligible older persons can receive $18 worth of coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a local farmers market. The coupons are provided by the New York State Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Farmers Markets ...

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Eligible older persons can receive $18 worth of coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a local farmers market. The coupons are provided by the New York State Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

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.

Locations and dates and times of operation for the Farmers Markets in Nassau County are as follows:

June 3 - November 11
Locust Valley Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
115 Forest Avenue
(Across from Post Office)
Locust Valley, NY 11560

May 14 - November 12
Lynbrook Farmers Market
Sundays, 8 am - 1 pm
LIRR Station Parking Lot
Sunrise Highway & Forest Avenue
Lynbrook, NY 11563

June 14 - November 15
New Hyde Park Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 11 am - 2 pm
400 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

June 10 - October 28
Port Washington Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 am - 12 Noon
Only organic vendors
Town Dock - Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050

July 7 - November 10
Village of Hempstead Farmers Market
Fridays, 7 am - 1 pm
Parking Lot at First Presbyterian Church
Washington Street & Fulton Avenue
(Across from Village Police Department)
Hempstead, NY 11550

For more information on eligibility and where to obtain the coupons, please call the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs at 516-227-8900.