© 2023  West Point Town of Highlands (W.P.T.O.H.) Farmers Market

 

Meet the Committee

Manager

Karen Parashkevov

Events Coordinator

Olga Anderson

Creative Director

Thalia Matthews

VISION Liaison

Joanne Devereaux

Marketing Assistant

Mary Ann Wilson

You can be a part of the team!

 

Thank you to our Sponsor: VISION

Who is VISION?

VISION is a local, civic, volunteer and not-for-profit group. The organization is made up of community residents of the towns and villages of Highland Falls, Fort Montgomery, and West Point. The group’s motivation is civic pride and a love of the Hudson Valley. Learn more on the VISION website:

https://www.vision-townofhighlands.com/

A Letter from Our Sponsor

Our goals focus on an on-going effort to keep our communities vital through many quality of life initiatives. The farmers market was conceived 20 years ago as one of our very important initiatives.  Over my years of participation, I am proud to see how the market has not only brought the community and our many neighbors together but also turned our community into a family.  During the market season, many gather to not only participate in the many wonderful offerings but to also socialize.  This is the special magic that the market has to offer.

Grants & Donations

Special Thanks to DUSA and WPSC

DUSA and WPSC have each generously given grants to our Farmers Market this season. This sum will most certainly provide us with resources to be used for various entertainers and towards the purchase of reusable tote bags and T-shirts. The West Point-Town of Highlands Farmers Market is honored to accept these generous grant awards to be used in support of our continued market development and activities.

Special Thanks to West Point Tours

West Point Tours has graciously made a donation to our Farmers Market. They provide student transportation services such as school buses and guided tours of West Point, the United States Military Academy. The WPTOH Farmers Market is honored to accept their donation to be used in support of our 2019 market activities. See more on their website. http://www.westpointtours.com/

Who is DUSA?

DUSA is the Daughters of the U.S. Army who manage the DUSA Gift Shop at the West Point Museum in NY. Profits from DUSA are returned to the U.S. Army and West Point community during the annual Grants and Scholarship Programs. See more on their website.

https://shop.dusagiftshop.org/

Who is WPSC?

WPSC is the West Point Spouses Club. They are a private, non-profit organization located at the historic campus at West Point. Each year, they raise money to help the West Point community and national foundation which support veterans and their families. They also organize service projects. See more on their website.

https://westpointspousesclub.org/

 

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

What is FMNP?

How does FMNP work?

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a federal assistance program in the United States associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC) and for eligible Seniors 60+.  The program provides coupons for the purchase of fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets, such as ours.

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

This program is for those enrolled in the New York State Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It provides a $4.00 WIC FMNP check that can only be used at participating farmers markets & farm stands to purchase local, fresh, unprocessed vegetables and fruits. Those eligible for this program are low-income pregnant or nursing mothers, infants and children up to age of five within NYS. WIC participants receive their $4.00 WIC FMNP checks at their local county WIC office. The application process is annual.

Our W.P.T.O.H. Farmers Market is proud to be a part of the FMNP Program. Entry into our Farmers Market is free and we gladly accept NYS Farmers Market Checks. Simply bring your ID and your check(s) to any of our produce vendors and you'll have fresh local fruits and vegetables for you and your family to enjoy.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

This program provides eligible, low-income seniors living in New York state with $4.00 Senior FMNP checks that can only be used at participating farmers markets & farm stands to purchase local, fresh, unprocessed vegetables and fruits.  Eligibility is based on age and income; 60 years of older and income not more than 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. Seniors receive their $4.00 Senior FMNP checks by contacting their local county Office for the Aging or Commodity Supplemental Nutrition Program.  The application process is annual.