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Mangano Announces Fresh Produce for Seniors

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Income-eligible older persons aged 60 plus can receive a one-time (per family, per year) coupon book worth $20 to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a local Farmers’ Market.

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Produce is seasonal, locally grown, fresh-picked and reasonably priced.

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Nassau County, NY - July 6, 2016 - Income-eligible older persons aged 60 plus 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) July 8 – October 8
832 Merrick Ave Friday, 3 pm – 6 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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