Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
ABOUT THE SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a federally funded program administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services Agency and in California, by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
The goal of the California SFMNP is to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown produce, cut herbs, and raw honey through Certified Farmers’ Markets to low-income seniors.
FIND OUT IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
SFMNP Food benefits are provided to individuals 60 years of age and older who are on a limited income (see table below), allowing access to fresh produce from local farmers’ markets. Qualified senior recipients may receive only one check booklet per season, which runs from May-September. Quantities are limited.
WHERE CAN I APPLY TO RECEIVE AN SFMNP BENEFIT?
CDFA partners with the Local Area Agencies on Aging (Local Agencies) throughout California. The Local Agencies help administer the SFMNP Check Booklets to eligible seniors at select distribution sites statewide.
Contact your county’s Local Agency today to find out where SFMNP benefits will be distributed near you.
WHAT FARMERS’ MARKETS CAN I USE MY SFMNP BENEFITS AT?
You can redeem your SFMNP checks at any FMNP Authorized Farmers’ Market listed below. Dates and times are subject to change. Please contact our office if you need further information.
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Office of Grants Administration
1220 N Street, Room 120
Sacramento, CA 95814