United States
"Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)"

What is the SFMNP ?

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers markets, CSA programs and roadside stands.

How Does the SFMNP Work ?

SFMNP has been managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Farmers' market coupons are distributed by each state department, which you can use to purchase your vegetables.

How is SFMNP Funded ?

The SFMNP is funded by the government through the Farm Bill. Federal funding cover the costs of the program's meals in 90% of cases, and its administrative expenditures in 10% of cases.


Who is Eligible for the SFMNP ?

SFMNP serves seniors, defined as individuals who are at least 60 years old & who have household incomes of not more than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Guidelines.

Which Foods are Part of SFMNP ?

Eligible foods include locally grown, herbs, fresh vegetables, honey and fruits. Vegetables and fruits must be fresh and in their raw form.

How Much is the SFMNP Assistance ?

You'll receive between $20 to $50 each year, if you're qualified for SFMNP. Additionally, individual agencies may add state, local or donor funding to these benefits.

How to Apply for SFMNP ?

Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits application information can be obtained by contacting the State agency in your area.