The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program supports good nutrition by providing low-income elders living in select counties in Florida with coupons that can be redeemed for locally grown, fresh, fruits and vegetables from participating farmers at local farmers’ markets. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Upon application through the local lead agency, in participating counties, eligible elders receive $40 worth of coupons (10 coupons worth $4 each) that can be exchanged for fresh, locally grown produce. Coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning in early April, and continuing while funds are available.
Elders age 60 and older with an income not exceeding 185 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines are eligible. Federal poverty guidelines are updated each year.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 1-800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.