Seniors visiting farmers markets

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 check booklets are provided to individuals 60 years of age and older who are on a limited income (see table below), allowing them to purchase fresh produce at local farmers markets. Qualified senior recipients may receive only one $20 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 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) throughout California to distribute SFMNP check booklets to eligible seniors at select distribution sites.

Contact your local AAA today to find out where SFMNP checks are being distributed in your area.

List of California Local AAA’s

WHERE CAN I USE MY SFMNP CHECK BOOKLET?

You can redeem you SFMNP check booklets at any FMNP Authorized Farmers’ Market listed below. Dates and times are subject to change.

List of FMNP Authorized Farmers’ Markets

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).

Contact Us

California Department of Food & Agriculture
Office of Grants Administration
1220 N Street, Room 120
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: 916-654-0466
Grants@cdfa.ca.gov