Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Help for Low-Income Seniors
The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is designed to:
Provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs.
Increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities through farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture programs.
Aid in the development of new and additional farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community support agricultural programs.
The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is designed to provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs
Low-income seniors, generally defined as individuals who are at least 60 years old and who have household incomes of not more than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
About SFMNP Program
FNS awards grants to states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments. The program is administered by state agencies such as a state Department of Agriculture or Aging.
The Farm Bill provides federal funding for the program. Ninety percent of federal funds support food costs and 10 percent of federal funds support administrative costs of the program.
What’s in season now?
This guide can help you explore different fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Seasonal produce in your area will vary by growing conditions and weather. Remember, fresh, frozen, canned, and dried: fruits and vegetables are a delicious way to make every bite count!