The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh cut herbs and honey through farmers’ markets and roadside stands.
The 2023 SFMNP online application is closed. 2023 Coupons are good until October 31, 2023.
Farmers’ market questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be eligible, an older adult must live in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties, be age 60 or older and have an annual household income that is less than 185% of the poverty level (see 2023 qualifying household income levels). Each eligible older adult in a household may apply. Applicants do not have to be COA clients.
How does the program work?
Eligible older adults who apply receive 10, $5 coupons to redeem during the growing season at participating farmers’ markets. All coupons expire October 31, 2023.
What if an older adult is unable to get to a market or farm stand to shop?
When applying, an older adult may list a designated shopper who will be permitted to pick up the produce for them. One person may shop for up to two other people.
What types of foods are part of the program?
Eligible foods include locally grown, fresh vegetables, fresh cut herbs, fruits and honey. View the SFMNP Eligible Food List.