In collaboration with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Veterans Benefits Advisors with the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services are offering FreshConnect checks to Active Duty members, veterans, and their immediate family members, as well as un-remarried surviving spouses of veterans.

New York State employees who are veterans and their immediate family members are now eligible to receive FreshConnect checks

Recipients can use FreshConnect checks for fresh produce and other food items at participating farmer’s markets throughout New York State.

Veterans Benefits Advisors distribute FreshConnect checks on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the state of New York.

The FreshConnect “season” generally begins in July and runs until December.

Each recipient receives a booklet of FreshConnect checks worth a total of $20 at participating farmer’s markets and farm stands. Only one booklet of checks per household.

FreshConnect checks in Herkimer County are available through the local Veterans office located at 109 Mary Street Herkimer. To see if you qualify you can contact Richard Louis at 315-867-1127.