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The Senior Farmers Market Program has ended for 2015. Details for 2016 will be available here, as they become available in 2016.
The process for receiving the applications is as follows:
- Applications will be received by
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.
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.”