The Department, under Article 22, encourages the development and improvement of farmers markets throughout New York State by providing technical assistance to municipalities and any public or private agency interested in developing new markets, or expanding or reconstructing existing farmers market operations. Below are resources to help carry out this missive.
Resources for Market OperatorsNew York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The mission of the Farmers Market Federation of NY is to support and promote the viability of farmers markets through innovative services, programs and partnerships that maximize the benefits of markets to sellers, buyers and communities.
Contact: Diane Eggert (315) 400-1447
Mission: "Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world."
NYC Planning and Land Use
Zoning Help Desk: (212) 720-3291
Business Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday
Farmers Market Permits
Specific Contact: Nancy Melissas
Citywide Special Events voicemail information: (212) 360-1319
NYC Citywide Event Coordination and Management
Street Activities Permit Office
Contact: (212) 788-0025 Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Department of State, Division of Local Government Services
Regional Planning Agencies
Resources for FarmersNew York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
USDA New Farmers
USDA Agricultural Census
Resources for WIC Participants
Find a local market where benefits are accepted
NYS Department of Health WIC Program
How to apply for WIC
Resources for Senior ParticipantsFind a local market where benefits are accepted
New York State Office for the Aging
Department for the Aging
Department for the Aging (DFTA) is committed to helping older adults age in their homes and communities. Our mission is to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality of life of diverse older adults. We also work to support caregivers through service, advocacy, and education.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The New York State Department of Health's Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) offers free, nutritious foods to seniors aged 60 years of age and older.
SFMNP Federal Poverty Guidelines
Resources for SNAP ParticipantsFind a local farmers market or farm stand where benefits are accepted
FreshConnect Checks at Farmers Markets
Department Social Services (DSS)
Health Bucks are $2 coupons distributed by the NYC Health Department that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at all NYC farmers markets.
CNY Health Buck
CNY Health Bucks provide emergency food program guests with the opportunity to purchase produce at their local farmers' market while simultaneously supporting the local economy.
Double Up Food Bucks
Double Up Food Bucks doubles the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars spent at participating farmers' markets and mobile markets, helping people bring home more locally grown fruits and vegetables.
FMNP Training Webinar Power Point - Full Page
FMNP Training Webinar Power Point - Handout
Comparison between FMNP and FreshConnect
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