The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides income-eligible senior citizens with special coupons worth $50 to buy produce from authorized, participating farmers who sell at farmers markets or roadside stands from the months of May through October.
The SFMNP is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Aging to allow income-eligible seniors the opportunity to enjoy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey.
Program coupons may be exchanged for eligible foods from authorized farmers. Coupons are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Each person will receive a total of ten $5 coupons.
Coupon distribution is contingent upon the availability of funds from USDA.
Over 45 local farmers participate in the Senior Farmers Market Program to sell seasonal items that are locally grown.
Interested in learning how to become a participating farmer? Click here to find out more!
2019 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Application
County Specific Information
Based on your county of resident, applications for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program must be postmarked on or after specific dates, found below.
Athens & Hocking Counties: Postmarked on or after March 12th
Monroe & Washington Counties: Postmarked on or after March 19th
Meigs, Morgan, Noble, & Perry Counties: Postmarked on or after March 25th
Please note: Any physical or electronic applications postmarked BEFORE the above dates by county will NOT be processed.
The application for the 2019 season is now available! This year, consumers have two options for submitting an application.
Print & Mail-in Application
Using the button below, you may access the fillable, printable 2019 SFMNP Application. Simply click the button to access the document. You may fill it out using the features of the fillable PDF or print to fill out by hand. Printed applications may be returned by mail postmarked on or after March 12th, based on the specific county information provided above.
2. Submit the Application Online
Using the online application found below, you may submit your 2019 SFMNP Application electronically. Electronic applications may be submitted online on or after March 12th, based on the specific county information provided above.
No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
See the following link for information on how to file a complaint: USDA Complaint Form