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The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will be offered statewide in Delaware in 2019. The program provides fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at no cost to low-income senior citizens at fifteen farmers’ markets and nine on-farm markets in Delaware. Funding for the program is provided by the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture.
The objectives of the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) include:
The program operates from June 1 through October 31.
Seniors may register for the program at local senior centers and at scheduled times at participating farmers’ markets. Eligible seniors will receive a booklet of six $5 coupons (for a total of $30) which can be used at participating farmers’ markets to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, or honey. Recipients may redeem the coupons through October 31 and may designate another person to shop for them if they are unable to attend a farmers’ market.
Coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning in late June, and continuing while funds are available. Applications will not be mailed out and will not be accepted prior to June 26. A wait list is kept for eligible seniors who do not receive coupons due to a shortfall in available coupons.
Eligible seniors can print out the forms and complete them prior to attending one of the registration sites. Distribution of coupons is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
Participants may only purchase from this list of eligible fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at the farmers’ markets.
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