Authorized growers are now accepting FMNP Senior Checks through October 31, 2020! Many farms at The Olympia Farmers Market accept Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) checks. Participating farms accept the checks as cash. Seniors 60 and older who apply and qualify will receive $40 in checks by mail. Checks are good to spend on fresh fruits, veggies, and honey with authorized growers. The Olympia Farmers Market hosts over 15 authorized growers every weekend. Checks expire on October 31st, 2020, so apply soon!
Funded by both the United States Department of Agriculture and the State of Washington and run by the Department of Social Health Services, the program’s goal is to provide fresh, healthy, unprocessed, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs to low-income seniors. The program also seeks to expand awareness and sales at farmers markets.
The Lewis-Thurston-Mason Area Agency on Aging is responsible for Senior check distribution. To learn more: http://www.lmtaaa.org/
Please look for the WIC & Senior sign in participating vendor's booths. Senior checks cannot be redeemed for cash and no change can be given for purchases. Senior Checks expire annually. They will be accepted at the Market through October 31, 2020. Download the application form here.
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