The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a “win-win” program, which benefits low-income seniors and our local farmers! Local farmers sell more produce and seniors, who otherwise could not afford it, are able to purchase fresh organic fruits and vegetables, which are excellent supplements to a healthy diet.
Each eligible senior will receive $40 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or farm stands. Eligible participants also have the option to pick up fresh produce at The Center in Oak Harbor instead of receiving vouchers.
Who Is Eligible?
- Age 60+ for non-Native Americans
- Age 55+ for Native Americans
- Participant’s income cannot exceed:
- $1,986/ month for 1 person
- $2,686/month for 2 people
- For larger households, add $700 per person
Oak Harbor residents, please note:
The Oak Harbor Farmer’s Market has closed permanently. Eligible seniors can still get up to $40 worth of produce, available for pick up at The Center in Oak Harbor on Fridays from 12–2pm, June through August (or until funding for the program runs out). The produce will be purchased from Whidbey Island Grown Cooperative. Their mission is to support a viable agricultural economy, to increase the production and sales of agricultural products on Whidbey Island, and to build a resilient, healthy, and sustainable community.
Vouchers and eligibility letters will be mailed to you
Vouchers are good through October, depending on the Farmer’s Market season. If you choose to pick up produce at The Center in Oak Harbor, you will receive a letter confirming your eligibility and pick up authorization.
Call 360-321-1600, ext. 0. You will be asked to provide required information including your mailing address. Vouchers and funds are limited so call soon.