Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program 

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a federally funded program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services Agency and in Ohio, by the Ohio Department of Aging. ODA provides additional state funds to support SFMNP operation within Ohio. The AAA enters into a Grant Agreement with ODA to administer SFMNP within their planning and service region.  

 

The SFMNP provides low-income older adults with a $50 benefit with which to purchase eligible, locally grown produce at participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands. 

 

In 2024, the program will run from June 1st through November 30th.  

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Age 60 by June 1, 2024 

  • Reside in Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, or Tuscarawas County 

  • Household income falls within 185% of the federal poverty level 

 

Household Size 

Income Limits 

1 person 

$0-$27,861 

2 people 

$0-$37,814 

3 people 

$0- $47,767 

4 people 

$0- $57,720 

5 people 

$0-$67,673 

6 people 

$0 -$77,626 

 

Ohio is one of 34 states transitioning the SFMNP program to an e-Solution format in 2024, which means applicants can apply from the comfort of their own homes.  

 

 

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is an equal opportunity program. Participants will receive fresh produce of an equal quality and price as shoppers who are not participating. Participants who are unable to shop independently may assign a proxy to assist them. 

 

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the
USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape,
American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington,
D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.