Beginning this month, low income New York residents 60 years of age or older can get free coupons to use at statewide farmers markets.   The $20 coupons are in a booklet of $4 each and can be used to buy produce at participating farmers markets throughout the state. Seniors who think they may qualify can call their local county office for the aging for information on how and where to get the booklets.

The coupon checks are distributed on a first-come, first serve basis and are part of a $500,000 fund established in the 2017 New York State budget.
Here are a list of farmers markets in the three county area that includes Oneida, Herkimer and Madison ...

ONEIDA COUNTY -

  • Oneida County Public Market
    Union Station
    321 Main St.
    (315) 798-3639
    Hours of Operation: Alternate Saturdays 9am-1pm
  • Rome Farmers Market
    Franklyn's Field (city park)
    1106 N. James St.
    (315) 817-7090
    Hours of Operation: Wednesday 2pm-7pm
  • Trenton Farmers Market
    Village Green
    Holland Patent
    (315) 525-7513
    Hours of Operation: Saturday 9am-1pm
  • Clinton Farmers Market
    Village Green
    21 West Park Row
    (315) 853-1735
    Hours of Operation: Thursday 10am-4pm

HERKIMER COUNTY -

  • Ilion Farmers Market
    Clapsaddle Farm
    437 Otsego St. (St. Rt. 51s)
    (315) 894-4660
    Hours of Operation: Friday 10am-6pm/Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Little Falls Farmers & Flea Market
    M&T Bank parking lot
    Albany St.
    (315) 866-2619
    Hours of Operation: 8am-1pm
  • Mohawk Farmers Market
    Weller Park
    41 E. Main St.
    (315) 866-1671
    Hours of Operation: Wednesday 1pm-5pm
  • Salisbury Farmers Market
    Town Hall parking lot 126
    State Route 29A
    (315) 429-9102
    Hours of Operation: Friday 9am-1pm
  • Old Forge Farmers Market
    Park Ave./Lamberion St.
    (Behind Old Forge Lumber)
    (315) 369-3353
    Hours of Operation: Friday 1pm-5pm

MADISON COUNTY -

  • Peterboro Farmers Market
    Zophy Avenue
    (518) 275-8115
    Hours of Operation: Wednesday 3pm-7pm
  • Village of Hamilton Farmers Market
    Village Green
    3 Broad Street
    (315) 824-1111
    Hours of Operation: Saturday 8am-1pm

More information including income requirements can be found by clicking here

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