Program Grants Nassau Seniors $20 Coupon For Farmers Markets

The farmers’ market in Freeport is open Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., through Oct 29 at 130 East Merrick Road. Photo/Facebook

The farmers’ market in Freeport is open Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., through Oct 29 at 130 East Merrick Road. Photo/Facebook

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