Agriculture_Markets
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
 
 Farmers Markets Resources

Farmers & Market Coordinators

New York State of Health Information for Managers:
   - Handout for Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Federation of New York:
   - General Assistance: (315) 400-1447
   - Or Online: www.nyfarmersmarket.com

Highlighted Resources on the Federation’s Website:


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE):
   - Online: www.cce.cornell.edu/learnAbout/Pages/Local_Offices.aspx

Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Farmers Market Nutrition Program:
   - Online: http://fmnp.nutrition.cornell.edu
   - Recipes: http://fmnp.nutrition.cornell.edu/recipes

Cornell Small Farms Program:
   - Online: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project:
   - Online: www.nebeginningfarmers.org

American Farmland Trust:
   - Online: www.farmland.org
   - 2009 Regional Planning Toolkit: www.farmland.org/documents/PlanningforAgriculturePDF.pdf

USDA New Farmer Guide:
   - Online: www.usda.gov/newfarmers

USDA Agricultural Census:
   - Online: www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php

CDC:
   - Online: wwwn.cdc.gov/CommunityHealth/HomePage.aspx

County Health Ranking:
   - Online: www.countyhealthrankings.org

Introduction to Federal Poverty Guidelines:
   - Online: http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/contacts.cfm

SFMNP Federal Poverty Guidelines:
   - Online: www.fns.usda.gov/sfmnp/sfmnp-income-guidelines

WIC

Find your local market where benefits are accepted:
   - Online: www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/CommunityFarmersMarkets.asp

WIC Program:
   - General Assistance: (800) 522-5006
   - Or online www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/how_to_apply.htm

Seniors

Find your local market where benefits are accepted:
   - Online: www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/CommunityFarmersMarkets.asp

Office for the Aging:
   - General Assistance: (800) 342-9871
   - Online www.aging.ny.gov/NYSOFA/LocalOffices.cfm

NYC Metro Area

Department for the Aging:
   - General Assistance: 311
   - Online www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/home/home.shtml

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP):
   - Kings County Hospital Center CSFP Program: (718) 523-2220
   - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre CSFP Program: (631) 491-4166
   - Or online www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/csfp/apply.htm

SNAP

Find your local farmers market where benefits are accepted:
   - Online: www.snaptomarket.com

FreshConnect Program
   - Online: http://freshconnect.ny.gov
   - Online: www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/agservices/freshConnectPrgm.html

Department Social Services
   - General Assistance: (518) 473-1090
   - Or Online: www.otda.ny.gov/workingfamilies/dss.asp
   - Or Online: www.mybenefits.ny.gov

Planning and Land Use - Zoning, Permits

New York City

NYC Planning and Land Use - Zoning
   - General Assistance, Zoning Help Desk: (212) 720-3291
     Business Hours: 9:00 am - noon and 1 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
   - Online: www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/about/location.shtml#zoning

NYC Parks
   - Online: www.nycgovparks.org/permits/farmers-market
   - Specific Contact: Nancy Melissas - Nancy.Melissas@parks.nyc.gov

Street Activities Permit    - General Info: (212) 788-7567
   - Online: www.nyc.gov/html/cecm/html/office/office.shtml

Department of State, Division of Local Government Services
   - Online: www.dos.ny.gov/lg/index.html
   - Online: www.dos.ny.gov/lg/planning_agencies.html

Educational Materials

   - MyPlate Northeast

   - USDA Seasonal Produce Guide

   - FMNP Training Power Point Presentation

   - Comparison between FMNP and FreshConnect

   - Comparison Between FMNP and WIC VF

   - Comparison Between FMNP and SNAP

   - General Info Sheet - Nutrition Programs at Farmers Markets

   - Video: EBT at the Farmers Market

   - Video: Using EBT, WIC, and FMNP