Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Vouchers
Program Closed for 2016
SFMNP stands for Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. The purpose of the SFMNP is to provide seniors the opportunity to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, unprocessed, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs from authorized farmers markets and roadside stands. The program increases the consumption of local agricultural commodities and helps aid in the development of new farmers markets and roadside stands along with community supported agriculture programs.
Who qualifies for this program?
Low-income seniors, age 60 or older (age 55+ for American Indian or Alaska Native) with an income level at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (which is $1,815/mo for a single person and $2,456/mo for a couple) are eligible for this program.
How do I participate in this program?
SFMNP checks are distributed on a first–come, first-serve basis.
Eligible participants receive a $20 valued booklet of SFMNP checks to be used at participating farmers markets and roadside stands.
How do I know where I can use my checks?
A list of participating farmers markets and roadside stands is provided to each recipient of SFMNP checks.
You may also contact Sourcewise for a list of farmers markets in your area, or click here to download the FARMERS MARKETS for Santa Clara County.
What if I need support?
Caregivers or family members may purchase produce with the SFMNP checks on behalf of an eligible participant. No cash change will be issued for purchases that are in an amount less than the value of the check(s), and no State or local taxes will be collected on purchases of food with checks. SFMNP checks have a cash value of $4 each and come in books of $20 (5 checks each). Caregivers or family members may sign for up to five eligible individuals.
Sourcewise is able to provide this service to you through a strategic partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture.