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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2018
Contact: John Lyon, Director of Strategic Communications (845) 638-5645
                 Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., CPE, DABFM, FAAFP (845) 364-2512

LOCAL, IN-SEASON, AND READY FOR EATING!

Shop for produce (and more!) at Rockland's Farmers' Markets

NEW CITY, NY - - For fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of flavor and packed with vitamins and minerals, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert suggest you shop at one (or more!) of the many Farmers' Markets in Rockland.

Below is a list of all the Farmers' Markets in Rockland opened during the 2018 season:

Clarkstown Farmers' Market, located at 131 Germonds Road, in West Nyack

  • Open on Saturdays, from 9 am – 2 pm, until October 13
  • Bus Route: Clarkstown Mini-Trans Route B
  • FMNP (New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program) accepted; one farmer accepts SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program) EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card

Haverstraw Farmers' Market, located outside Village Hall, Maple Avenue, in Haverstraw

  • Open on Sundays, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm until October 28
  • Bus Routes: TOR #91; Rockland Coaches #11A
  • FMNP (New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program) accepted; (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program) EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card accepted

Nyack Farmers' Market, located at the Municipal Parking Lot, Main Street in Nyack

  • Open on Thursdays, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm until November 29
  • Bus Routes: TOR #59, #91, #92; Rockland Coaches #9 and 9A; TAPPAN ZEExpress
  • FMNP (New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program) accepted; (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program) EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, debit and credit cards accepted

Piermont Farmers' Market, located at the corner of Piermont Avenue and Ash Street, in Piermont

  • Open on Sundays, from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm until November 18
  • Bus Route: Rockland Coaches #9A
  • FMNP (New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program) accepted

Spring Valley Farmers' Market, located at the corner of North Main and West Church Streets

  • Open on Wednesdays, from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm from June 27th through November 28th
  • Bus Routes: TOR #59, #91, #92, #94; LOOP #3; Rockland Coaches #11A TAPPAN ZEExpress
  • FMNP (New York State Farmers' Market Nutrition Program) accepted; one farmer accepts SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program) EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card

Tuxedo Farmers' Market, located at 240 Route 17, Tuxedo Park Train Station in Orange County

  • Open on Saturdays, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, June 16 through October 27
  • Train: Port Jervis Line train stops in Suffern and Sloatsburg

"We encourage residents to shop at our Farmers' Markets. They are open rain or shine through late fall. This is your chance to get fresh and affordable produce while supporting local farmers," said Dr. Ruppert.

For information on WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Farmers' Market checks and FMNP, call 845-364-2577. For information on Senior Coupons, call 364-2110. Ask your farmer if they take SNAP (EBT) and/or WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks. Don't forget to use your Farmers' Market checks by November 30, 2018. Market times and availability are subject to change without notice. For more information call the Health Department at 364-2500 or visit http://bit.ly/2deBU3l .