"A win-win situation for farmers and for families across the state as we try to provide more access and easier access to locally grown, fresh farm products."
- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


FreshConnect Check Issuance Sites

For 2017 the Governor’s FreshConnect Checks Program will continue to provide incentive checks for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) consumers at participating farmers market and Veterans, Service members and their immediate family members at Division of Veterans’ Affairs Offices. Use the map below to find the locations of participating farmers markets where FreshConnect Checks are being issued and/or accepted.

News and Announcements

July 1, 2015 Issuance and use of FreshConnect Checks at EBT/SNAP sites begins

November 10-12, 2015 Market Manager Certification Program at Cobleskill

November 30, 2015 Last day to use Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks

December 15, 2015 Last day for farmers to deposit/cash FMNP checks

January 15, 2016 Last day for vendors to send in 2015 FreshConnect Checks for redemption

May 6, 2016 Governor Cuomo Announces $500,000 FreshConnect Food Box Program in the Finger Lakes and New York City

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