FreshConnect Checks Program

thru: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

FreshConnect Checks- Every $2 in SNAP a customer exchanges for SNAP tokens, the manager may issue a $2 FreshConnect Check at participating farmers markets. This check may be spent at the farmers market on any SNAP eligible food items. 

FreshConnect Checks for Veterans- Through the Division of Veterans Services this program offers a first come, first served basis, while supplies are available. FreshConnect Checks can be used at farmers’ markets or farm stands in New York State and used to purchase any SNAP eligible food items.

Eligibility: SNAP beneficiaries, veterans, service members, or an immediate family members of a veteran or service member.

Application Process: None.

Required Documentation: None.

Fees: None.

Coverage Note: New York State.


This program is offered here:

(New York State Division of Veterans Services)
Toll Free:
Call for information.



Farmers Market Team
Agriculture and Markets
518-457-7076 ext. 1

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