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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Ohio Department of Aging partners with Area Agencies on Aging to offer the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Participants receive benefits to be redeemed for Ohio- grown fresh vegetables, fruits, cut herbs, and honey. 

You are eligible for the Ohio Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program if:

  • You are age 60 or older, and

  • You live in Ohio, and

  • You have a household income that falls within certain guidelines.

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ODA is partnering with Homegrown Benefits to build and maintain the new SFMNP app. Ohioans can download the “Homegrown Benefits – for eFMNP” app on the Apple Store as well as the Google Play store. The Homegrown Benefits website will also allow Ohioans to manage their SFMNP accounts.

All qualifying Ohioans receive $50 each year to be used at farmers markets throughout the state.

Traditionally, participants received their benefits in the form of printed coupons in units of $5. Through the new app-based model, participants can use their benefits in in any increment they choose, creating more flexibility and giving more power to older Ohioans.

To be eligible for the program, Ohioans must be 60 or older and earn less than 185% of the federal poverty level. Ohioans can now apply for the program online at Ohioans must re-apply every year to continue receiving benefits.


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