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

Markets | Farmers | WIC | Senior | SNAP

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 Operators

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Farmers Market Federation of New York
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

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)
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." New York State of Health
  • Information for Market Operators
    An informational sheet how managers of farmers markets can get involved in supporting enrollment in New York State of Health Marketplace health insurance.
Planning and Land Use Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) County Health Ranking Introduction to Federal Poverty Guidelines


Resources for Farmers

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Cornell Small Farms Program American Farmland Trust

USDA New Farmers

USDA Agricultural Census


Resources for WIC Participants



Find a local market where benefits are accepted

NYS Department of Health WIC Program USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Resources for Senior Participants

Find a local market where benefits are accepted

New York State Office for the Aging NYC Metro Area:
    General Assistance: call 311

    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.
         Contact: 311

    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.
         Local Offices

    SFMNP Federal Poverty Guidelines


Resources for SNAP Participants

Find a local farmers market or farm stand where benefits are accepted

FreshConnect Program

FreshConnect Checks at Farmers Markets

Department Social Services (DSS) NYC Health Bucks
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.


Educational Materials

MyPlate Northeast

USDA Seasonal Produce Guide

FMNP Training Webinar Power Point - Full Page
The training power point presentation in .pdf format and full slide per page.

FMNP Training Webinar Power Point - Handout
The training power point presentation in .pdf format and two slides per page.

Comparison between FMNP and FreshConnect
A one page comparison sheet between these two programs.

Comparison Between FMNP and SNAP
A one page comparison sheet between these two programs.

General Info Sheet - Nutrition Programs at Farmers Markets
A one page overview sheet of all the nutrition programs available at Farmers Markets.

Harvest Chart - English; Spanish; Bengali; Chinese (Traditional); Chinese (Simplified); Russian
A two page guide to the seasonal availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in New York State.

Video: EBT at the Farmers Market
An educational video produced by GrowNYC on SNAP EBT at the farmers market.

Video: Using EBT, WIC, and FMNP
An educational video produced by GrowNYC on how to use SNAP EBT, WIC and FMNP benefits at the farmers market.