Delaware Department of

Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is offered statewide in Delaware from June thru October each year. The program provides fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at no cost to low-income senior citizens at 15 farmers’ markets and 14 on-farm markets in Delaware. Funding for the program is provided by the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Three female SFMNP customers at market holding fruit and vegetable basket

Seniors may register for the program at local senior centers. Eligible seniors will receive $50 on a gift card which can be used at participating farmers’ markets to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, or honey. Recipients may use their benefits through October 31 and may designate another person to shop for them if they are unable to attend a farmers’ market.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a resident of Delaware;
  • Must be 60 years or older; and
  • Must have a household income not exceeding 185 percent of the current Income Eligibility Guidelines

Coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and continuing while funds are available. A waitlist is kept for eligible seniors who do not receive coupons due to a shortfall in available funds.


Eligible seniors can print out the forms and complete them prior to attending one of the registration sites. The distribution of benefits is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Participating Farmers’ Markets and On-Farm Markets

Participants may only purchase from this list of eligible fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at the farmers’ markets.

Informational Resources

Choosing Healthy Meals as You Get Older

My Plate for Older Adults



For more information on the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, contact Kathy Jackson, Department of Agriculture, Communications and Marketing Specialist II at


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