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Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

What Is the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program?

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a federally funded program administer 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).

What Is the Goal of the SFMNP?

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.

Am I Eligible?

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.

Click here to see if you’re Eligible

Where Can I Get an SFMNP Check Booklet?

CDFA partners with the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) throughout California. Local AAA’s help administer the SFMNP Check Booklets to eligible seniors at select distribution sites.

Contact your local AAA today to find out where SFMNP check will be distributed in your county.

List of AAA contacts by county

Where Can I Use My SFMNP Check Booklet?

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.

List of authorized markets to redeem SFMNP checks

USDA FNS Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is an equal opportunity provider. Full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement in English and Spanish.