ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets here has reported that a record 975 New York farmers at 400 farmers’ markets participated in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program in 2008, a 5% increase over 2007. Over 364,000 nutritionally at-risk households benefited from the program last year. Seniors and WIC participants redeemed over $5.6 million in Farmers' Market Nutrition Program checks in 2008 to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at ...

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