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July 2013

MANGANO ANNOUNCES FRESH PRODUCE FOR SENIORS

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that income-eligible older persons can receive a one-time 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 and will be available at no cost after July 15th 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.

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

September – October tentatively
Saturdays & Sundays
* Belmont Raceway Farmer’s Market
Belmont Racetrack, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont
(Check Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County website for update)
   
Now – November 24
Sundays, 10 am – 3 pm

* FarmingdaleEAT Local Long Island Farmers’ Market
Municipal Parking Lot behind Taste of LI Specialty Market
211-A Main St

Now – October 26
Saturdays, 11 am – 4 pm
or until sold out

* Freeport Community Farmers’ Market (VF)
Freeport Recreation Center Parking Lot, 130 East Merrick Rd
   

Now – November 26
Tuesdays, 7 am- 1 pm                       

Garden City Farmers’ Market
101 County Seat Drive, off Old Country Road,
behind Supreme Court, Mineola
   

Now – October 27
Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm                     

* Great Neck Community Farmers’ Market
125 Community Drive (parking lot)
   

Now – November 16
Saturdays, 8 am – 1 pm                    

Locust Valley Farmers’ Market (VF)
115 Forest Avenue, LIRR parking lot, across from P.O.
   

Now – November 20
Wednesdays, 10 am – 6 pm and Saturdays, 9 am – 2 pm

* Long Beach Kennedy Plaza Farmers’ Market
1 West Chester Street
   

Now – November 23
Saturdays, 11 am – 4 pm
or until sold out                            

* New Cassel Farmers’ Market
First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury
212 Garden St., parking lot
   

Now – October 26
Saturdays, 8 am – 12 noon               

Port Washington Organic Farmers’ Market
Town Dock, Main Street
   

Now – November 24
Sundays, 7 am – 12 noon                 

Rockville Centre Farmers’ Market
Sunrise Highway & intersection of Long Beach Road, RR parking lot #12
   

Now – November 3
Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm
or until sold out                             

* Roosevelt Community Farmers’ Market380 Nassau Road, parking lot between Henry Street & Roosevelt Avenue
   

Now – November 27
Wednesdays, 7 am – 1 pm                 

Roslyn – North Hills Farmers’ Market
Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Road
   

Now – November 23
Saturdays, 7 am – 12 noon               

Seaford Farmers’ Market
Railroad Street, east end of parking lot, Sunrise Highway

* Accepts SNAP EBT cards (electronic benefit cards)

VF indicates WIC Vegetables and Fruit Checks accepted

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.