Senior Food Access

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

  • Provides benefits to lower-income older adults to purchase locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and herbs.
  • Supports local farming by increasing the use of farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture.
  • Produce is also purchased directly from farmers for delivery to older adults.
    Is funded through a combination of federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Farm Bill as well as state and local funding.

Who is eligible for SFMNP Benefits?

  • Washington residents age 60 or older and Native Americans/Alaska Natives age 55 or older with a monthly income below 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for SFMNP benefits.
  • Interested individuals must apply to the SFMNP at local agencies before receiving SFMNP benefits each market season.

Where do I apply for SFMNP benefits?

  • Individuals eligible to receive SFMNP benefits must apply through their local area agencies on aging or contracted SFMNP providers.

Local Contact
Snohomish County – Linda Vizmanos:
Phone: 425-388-7393
Application period: March 25 – May 6

When can I use my SFMNP benefits?

  • The SFMNP market season is from June 1 through October 31 each year.

Where can I use my SFMNP benefits?

  • Look for the “Farmers Market Benefits” sign at these participating farmers markets.
  • Participating Farmers Markets – Western Washington click here