SENIORS FARMERS’ MARKETS

Promoting the routine consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers’ markets as part of the daily diet of low-income seniors.

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) allows qualified participants to buy nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables using SFMNP vouchers from participating farmers’ market associations to improve their diets.

SFMNP:

  • Provides resources to low-income seniors in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and culinary herbs from farmers’ markets
  • Increases the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by helping develop or expand domestic farmers’ markets.

The San Antonio Food Bank operates the Senior Farmers’ Market program through its existing Senior Program sites. The program operates March through October, while supplies last.

For more information about SFMNP, please contact:
MICHELLE VARGAS
SFMNP Coordinator
mlvargas@safoodbank.org

Criteria for SFMNP

Age Qualification 60 or older
Eligibility Criteria Can be eligible if on one or more of the following

  • TANF/AFDC
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • SSI
Income Guidelines (monthly)
  • 1 person household – $1,245
  • 2 person household – $1,681
  • 3 person household – $2,116
  • 4 person household – $2,552
  • 5 person household – $2,987
  • 6 person household – $3,423
  • 7 person household – $3,858
  • 8 person household – $4,294

For more information about SFMNP, please contact:

MICHELLE VARGAS
SFMNP Coordinator
mlvargas@safoodbank.org