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Healthy People, Vibrant Farms and Food-Secure Communities

FMNP’s goals are to enhance the food security of low-income families and seniors, and to strengthen local farmers’ markets.

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The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets administers the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). The Department collaborates with the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office for the Aging, and Cornell Cooperative Extension in administering the program.

     NYS Department of Health                NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets                      NYS Office for the Aging

                                       Cornell Cooperative Extension                               

Through county-based Extension staff, CCE provides outreach for the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program statewide. Staff provide educational programming to help WIC participants and low-income seniors select, store, and prepare fresh produce from the farmers’ market.  FMNP Outreach also focuses on developing tools for CCE educators. Tools increase educators’ capacity to serve as resources to nutrition assistance program participants, farmers, market managers, and community agencies involved in FMNP.

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Together we strive to…

  • ENHANCE health of nutritionally at-risk New YorkersIMG_4402
  • IMPROVE nutrition knowledge and food skills
  • PROMOTE use of farmers’ markets by WIC families and low-income seniors
  • SUPPORT New York farmers selling fresh produce at farmers’ markets
  • EXPAND & DIVERSIFY New York State fruit and vegetable production
  • PROMOTE farmers’ markets for sustainable and vibrant communities

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