Senior Nutrition Program

GIVING SENIORS THE FREEDOM TO BUY FRESH

Low-income seniors can qualify for the The Farmers Market Nutrition Program! 

Eligible shoppers will receive $20 coupons to buy local fruits and vegetables directly from our farmer  – for FREE!  

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Distributed by mail or pick-up

Overview

Once a year, the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) gives eligible, low-income older adults 20 dollars in coupons to buy locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets in New York State. Booklets are available in July and may be used through November. They are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Farmers’ markets provide up-to-date information about healthy eating and have cooking demonstrations using local produce. Adding more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to the meals we eat helps make us healthier. This program also helps support farming, which is a major part of the state's economy.

Who is Eligible?

SFMNP checks are provided to individuals 60 years or older, who are, or affirm that they are, low-income based on income standards.

Is There a Cost?

There is no cost for the coupon booklet.   Our vendors CANNOT give you cash back for Senior FMNP vouchers purchases.

What to Buy?

The checks can be redeemed for New York fresh fruits and vegetables only.  No processed food like jams, honey, nuts, cider or baked goods.  Also citrus and other tropical fruits are not allowed. 

How do I Apply?

Contact your local Office for the Aging or NY Connects to learn more about FMNP Or please feel free to give us a call and we are more than happy to guide you through the process.  Linda (631) 901-7151