Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran 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 local Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands. The coupons are provided by the New York State Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. They will be available at no cost after July 1st at easily accessible, convenient locations throughout Nassau County.
The purpose of this program is to promote improved nutrition through increased consumption of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. It is also intended to expand sales at Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands. 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.
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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 and Farm Stands in Nassau County
The Garden at St. Francis Farm Stand
1692 Bellmore Ave., N. Bellmore
July 8 – October 14
Sunday 11 am – 2 pm
East Meadow Farm Stand832 Merrick Ave.
July 6 – October 6
Friday, 3 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12 pm
3rd Parking Lot Behind Supreme Court Building
1 West Chester Street, at City Hall
Sunrise Hwy. & Washington St.
First Baptist Church parking lot
212 Garden St.