SENIORS FARMERS’ MARKET

Promoting the routine consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers’ markets as part of the daily diet of low-income seniors.

The New Braunfels Food Bank serves as a partner site of the San Antonio Food Bank. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) allows qualified participants to buy nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables using SFMNP vouchers from participating farmers’ market associations to improve their diets.

SFMNP:

  • Provides resources to low-income seniors in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and culinary herbs from farmers’ markets
  • Increases the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by helping develop or expand domestic farmers’ markets.

How does my site become a Senior Farmers’ Market site?

The San Antonio Food Bank seeks new Senior Farmers’ Market locations based on a program’s viability, need in the community, and a reputation for safe, and reliable program operation. To learn more about becoming a Senior Farmers’ market site, contact the San Antonio Food Bank.

For more information about SFMNP, please contact:
MICHELLE VARGAS
SFMNP Coordinator
mlvargas@safoodbank.org

Criteria for SFMNP

Age Qualification 60 or older
Eligibility Criteria Can be eligible if on one or more of the following

  • TANF/AFDC
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • SSI
Income Guidelines (monthly)
  • 1 person household – $1,860
  • 2 person household – $2,504
  • 3 person household – $3,149
  • 4 person household – $3,793
  • 5 person household – $4,437
  • 6 person household – $5,082
  • 7 person household – $5,726
  • 8 person household – $6,371
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

For more information about our Senior Farmers’ Market site, please contact:

MICHELLE VARGAS
830.327.6010
mlvargas@nbfoodbank.org