Genesee Country Farmers’ Market Distributing Farmer’s Market Checks for Veterans
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 26, 2018
Mr. Victor Roberts, Veterans Benefits Advisor, NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs, will be at the Downtown Batavia Public Market (Bank Street & Alva Place) on Friday, July 6th, 9:00AM – 2:00PM, to distribute NYS FreshConnect Checks to local Veterans. FreshConnect Veterans Checks are a component of Governor Cuomo’s “New York Fresh Connect Farmers’ Markets” (FreshConnect) program. The program is designed to assist New York farmers by increasing the sale of locally-grown food in communities.
FreshConnect checks will be issued as a one-time annual benefit: 10 – $2.00 checks ($20.00) – one packet per household, per season. Checks will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 100 Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States, current members of the Armed Forces, members of their immediate families, or un-remarried surviving spouses.
“Recipients will not require ID”, says Mr. Roberts, “but they will need to sign a form accepting the program’s rules and regulations.”
“The checks can be used to purchase fresh produce from participating vendors at the Market”, says Market Manager Mike Bakos. “The Market is excited to, once again, be a distribution point for FreshConnect Veterans Checks and we thank all veterans for their service.”
Genesee Country Farmers’ Market
Located at the Downtown Batavia Public Market
Bank Street & Alva Place, Batavia, NY
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Mid-June thru October
P.O. Box 303, Gasport, NY 14067 (716) 560-0853