The North Carolina Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides coupons to seniors that can be used to purchase fresh produce at local farmers’ markets. The program helps increase older adults’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables and provides business to local farmers. Each coupon is worth $3, and each eligible senior can receive seven coupons, for a total of $21. Coupons are distributed at congregate nutrition sites in select counties and must be used by September 30, 2015.
In addition to accepting SFMNP coupons, many farmers’ markets also accept FNS/SNAP benefits. Combining your SFMNP coupons and FNS/SNAP benefits can help stretch your food budget and allow you to purchase even more fresh, local produce.
SFMNP coupons are good for older adults and the economy. Check the list below for the participating counties where SFMNP coupons are distributed.