Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

Virginia's Farm Market Fresh for Older Adults program helps eligible seniors get fresh, tasty, and nutritious locally-grown fruit, vegetables, and cut herbs. The program also supports local farmers and farmers' markets in Virginia.

Who is eligible?

If all of the statements shown below are true, then you may be eligible to participate.
  • You are 60 years of age or older.
  • You are a resident of a locality that participates in the program.
  • You do not live in the same household and you are not an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce.
  • You meet the program's income requirements. You must certify your household income.

How does it work?

  • You must complete an application each year through your local Area Agency on Aging to determine if you are eligible to participate in the program.
  • Participation is limited and applications are accepted on a first come-first served basis.
  • Not all localities within the area served by your local Area Agency on Aging may be eligible to participate in the program.

What is provided?

  • If your application is approved, you will receive $45.00 worth of checks per eligible senior for that growing season.
  • Each check is worth $5.00 and may be used to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruit, vegetables, and cut herbs from participating certified retail farmers market vendors.
  • Certified retail farmers market vendors will accept checks for fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables in-season, depending on the produce items available.

Where does SFMNP Operate?

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, Inc.
1-800-656-2272 or 276-964-4915
If you live in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell or Tazewell counties.

District Three Senior Services
1-800-541-0933 or 276-783-8157
Dedicated line applications: 1-866-820-2646
If you live in Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, or Wythe counties, or the cities of Bristol or Galax.

Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.
1-800-252-6362 or 276-523-4202
If you live in Wise County or the City of Norton

Arlington Agency on Aging
If you live in Arlington County

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
Dedicated line information: 757-963-9231
If you live in Isle of Wight or Southampton counties, or the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, or Virginia Beach.

City of Emporia
434- 634-3332
If you live in Emporia or Greensville County

Central VA Alliance for Community Living
(434) 385-9070
If you live in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox,
Bedford and Campbell. Cities of Bedford and Lynchburg

Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging Community Action Agency, Inc.
757-442-9652 or 1-800-452-5977
If you live in Accomack or Northampton Counties

Valley Program for Aging Services, Inc.
1-800-868-8727 or 540-949-7141
If you live in Augusta or Highland County

Southern Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
1-800-468-4571 or 276-632-6442
If you live in Patrick, Henry, Franklin, or Pittsylvania Counties or the cities of Danville or Martinsville

Lake Country Area Agency on Aging
1-800-252-4464 or 434-447-7661
If you live in South Boston or Halifax County

Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging
1-800-995-6918 or 434-767-5588
If you live in Farmville, Blackstone or Prince Edward County

For more information on the Farm Market Fresh for Older Adults program, please contact the participating Agencies on Aging listed above




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