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Services and Programs

Farmers Market

    Senior Farmers Market Update ~ As of April 15
    All counties (Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Perry & Washington) now have a waiting list for coupons, except Noble County. We are still accepting applications for Noble County.

    Coupons have been ordered but have not yet arrived. Coupons will be mailed as soon as we receive and process them.

    The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides income-eligible senior citizens with special coupons to buy produce from approved providers. Program coupons may be exchanged for eligible fresh, locally grown fruits, herbs, vegetables and honey are eligible to be purchased with the coupons.

    Senior registration information and applications are available from March 14th here, at the Area Agency on Aging office located at 1400 Pike St. in Marietta and through regional senior center partners.

    Eligible applicants should send applications by US MAIL ONLY postmarked on or after the date for the county where you live.  Please do not send applications in prior to the acceptance dates, they will not be processed in advance.

    The process for receiving the applications is as follows:

    • Applications will be received by MAIL ONLY.  Funding is limited. AAA8 will process applications on a first-come first-serve basis, tracked by county. 

      The following process has been put into place to make the application distribution/receipt process as fair and equitable as possible to seniors living across the counties and in out-lying areas. There will be 3 separate, staggered deadline dates.

    • For Athens and Hocking County: beginning March 22
    • For Washington & Perry County: beginning March 29
    • For Meigs, Monroe, Morgan and Noble Counties: beginning April 5

    Income eligibility requirements include:

    • 1 person in household with income of $0 - $21,978;
    • 2 people in household with income of $0 - $29,637;
    • 3 people in household with income of $0 - $37,296;
    • additional numbers are available on the application.

    The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a USDA and Ohio Department of Aging program.  Coupons will be made available when funding is made available through the Ohio Department of Aging to local Area Agencies on Aging. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

      • FARMERS NEEDED!

      Farmers Needed for Senior Farmers’ Market Program

      Local farmers are needed to participate in the Market program. For more details on what products are included in the program or to become an authorized SFMNP farmer, contact the Area Agency on Aging 8 (AAA8) at 1-800-331-2644.

      The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a USDA and Ohio Department of Aging program in which grants are awarded to provide coupons to low-income seniors.

      The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides income-eligible senior citizens with special coupons to buy produce from approved providers. Program coupons may be exchanged for eligible foods from authorized farmers. Only fresh, locally grown fruits, herbs, vegetables and honey are eligible to be purchased with the coupons.

      The program serves Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry & Washington counties.

      This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

      • “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
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