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FRESH PRODUCE FOR LONG ISLAND SENIORS

Written by seniors  |  13. July 2006

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.

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