FreshConnect Checks Program
The FreshConnect Checks Program is a component of Governor Andrew Cuomo's FreshConnect Program. At participating farmers markets, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants shopping with their Electronic Benefit Transaction (EBT) card who purchase $5.00 in wooden tokens will be given a $2.00 FreshConnect Check. For each subsequent $5.00 increment, they will be given an additional $2.00 FreshConnect Check. Participating farmers markets will be mailed signage for farmers/vendors to hang at their farm stalls.
FreshConnect Checks are also available to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their immediate family members through Division of Veterans' Affairs offices on a first-come, first-served basis to be used to purchase SNAP eligible food items at any farmers' markets and/or farm stand in New York. Vendors interested in signage may contact the Department.
Eligible SNAP/food stamp food items include, but are not limited to:
Ineligible food items include, but are not limited to:
Forms and Documents
Rules and Procedures for Markets
Check Issuance Log Sheet - Farmers Markets
Check Issuance Log Sheet - Veterans
Coupon Universal Redemption Form
For more information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Wireless Transfer Program at farmers markets, contact:
Notice - FCC and Veterans', Servicemembers and their Military Families
Video: EBT at the Farmers Market
Video: Using EBT, WIC, and FMNP