Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced last week a program in which income-eligible residents, age 60 and over, 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 today at easily accessible, convenient locations across Nassau.
For more information on eligibility, when, and where to obtain the coupons, call the Nassau County Office for the Aging at 516-227-8919.
Farmers’ markets in Nassau include:
East Meadow Farmers’ Market
832 Merrick Ave., East Meadow
July 8-Oct. 8; Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Freeport Youth Farmers’ Market Southeast
130 East Merrick Road, Freeport
July 9-Oct. 29; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Garden City Farmers’ Market
101 County Seat Drive, Garden City
May 31-Nov. 22; Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hempstead Yale Farm Stand
Yale Child Care Center, 160 Baldwin Road
June 29-Sept. 28; Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
New Hyde Park Farmers’ Market
1441 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
June 4-Nov. 19; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Roosevelt Community Youth Market
380 Nassau Road, Family Health Clinic parking lot
July 10-Oct. 30; Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seaford Farmers’ Market
East end of Seaford Railroad Station, Sunrise Highway
May 28-Nov. 19; Saturdays, 7 a.m.-12 noon