Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Mission: The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provide WIC recipients and eligible seniors with resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from approved farmers’ markets in Pennsylvania. The purpose of the FMNP and SFMNP is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables with low-income seniors and WIC recipients, and to expand the awareness, use of and sales at farmers markets.
Each summer, the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides vouchers redeemable for fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to senior citizens at approved local farmers markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs.
The program provides low-income seniors with four vouchers, totaling $20, which they can exchange for Pennsylvania-grown produce.
To qualify for the program, individuals must be 60 or older and meet certain income guidelines. Proof of age and residency is required.
A similar program, the state’s Farmers Market Nutrition Program, offers vouchers for WIC recipients who are pregnant or who have a child up to age 5. Eligible WIC recipients receive the FMNP vouchers during their quarterly WIC visit during the months of May – September.
To learn more about these programs, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s FMNP/SFMNP page
Senior Voucher Distribution Sites for Delaware County Residents
Friendship Circle Senior Center
1515 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
Good Neighbor Senior Center
1085 Hook Road
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Schoolhouse Senior Center
600 Swarthmore Avenue
Folsom, PA 19033
There are more Senior Distribution Centers as each county sets up their own distribution sites. To find one closer to you, please contact the Help Lines below:
Delaware County – Senior Community Services: 610-497-3550
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Helpline: 215-765-9040
For WIC, you should call your local Welfare Office.