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Senior Farmers' Market

Food Distribution

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The purpose of the Kentucky Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is to gain market access for farmers as well as improving nutrition of low income families by providing them better access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Funding for Kentucky's program comes from federal and state resources. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) serves as the lead agency for Sr FMNP. The low-income seniors are provided with $24 in checks to purchase fresh, unprocessed, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs at State-approved farmers' markets.

Eligibility for Senior Participants

    Age:
  • 60 + at day of issuance
  • Must provide proof of age
    Income:
  • Provide proof of income and meet the income criteria which is less than or equal to 130% of the poverty level

Income Guidelines

60 Years of Age and Older Based on 130 Percent Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
Household Size Annual Income Monthly Weekly
1 $14,937 $1,245 $288
2 $20,163 $1,681 $388
3 $25,389 $2,116 $489
4 $30,615 $2,552 $589
5 $35,841 $2,987 $690
6 $41,067 $3,423 $790
7 $46,293 $3,858 $891
8 $51,519 $4,294 $991
For Each Additional
Family Member Add
$5,226 $436 $101

Eligible Foods List

The Kentucky-grown foods listed here are eligible for purchase with SFMNP coupons. Fruits and vegetables must be fresh and in their raw form.

Fresh cut cooking herbs: Basil, Borage, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Epazote, Fennel, Garlic, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Shiso, Sorrel, Tarragon, and Thyme.

Eligible foods means fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs for human consumption. Eligible foods may not be processed or prepared beyond their natural state except for usual harvesting and cleaning processes. Only fresh, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs may be provided under this program.

Foods not eligible:
Non-local, non-Kentucky-grown products are not eligible for purchase with FMNP coupons. Examples include citrus products such as oranges, mangoes, lemons, and limes; bananas, and pineapples. Medicinal Herbs and others such as aloe, lamb's ear, catnip, rue, white sage, lavender, echinacea, bee balm, chamomile, St Johnswort are not eligible for purchase with coupons. Meats, eggs, cheese, and home-processed goods are not allowed. Dried fruits or vegetables, such as prunes (dried plums), raisins (dried grapes), sun-dried tomatoes or dried chili peppers are not considered eligible foods. Potted fruit or vegetable plants, potted or dried herbs, wild rice, nuts of any kind (even raw), maple syrup, cider, and molasses are also not allowed.

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Issuance Sites

Senior Issuance Sites
Senior Issuance Sites
COUNTY AGENCY
Adair

Adair Senior Center
922 Bolin Drive
Columbia, KY 42728

Allen

True Gospel Fellowship Church

163 Sunset Hill Drive

Scottsville, KY 42164

Anderson

Anderson County Extension Office
1026 County Park Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Barren

Housing Authority of Glasgow

111 Bunch Ave

Glasgow, KY 42142

Bath

Bath County Senior Center

81 B Water Street

Owingsville, KY 40360

Bourbon

Bourbon County Senior Citizen Center

Main Street

Paris, KY 40362

Boyd

Boyd County Extension Office

2420 Center Street

Cattlesburg, KY 41129

Breckinridge Senior Citizen Center
904 South HWY 261
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
Carroll

Carroll CAC

220 Seventh Street

Carrollton, KY 41008

Carter

Carter County Extension Office

300 W. Main Street

Gryason, KY 41143

Campbell Brighton Center
799 Ann Street
Newport, KY 41071
Christian Housing Authority Hopkinsville
400 North Elm Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Daviess Crossroads
400 Crabtree Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42301
Edmonson

Brownsville-Food From Heart

225 Mammoth Cave Road

Brownsville, KY 42210

Elliott

Elloitt Extension Office

HC 81

Sandy Hook, KY 41171

Estill Estill County Senior Center
532 Stacy Lane
Irvin, KY 40336
Fayette Christ Church Appartments
137 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Fayette Lexington Senior Citizens Center
1530 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Fayette Main Street Bapist Church Manor
428 Darby Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40509
Fleming Licking Valley Community Action
203 High Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
Franklin

Franklin County Council on Aging

202 Medical Heights Drive

Frankfort, KY 40601

Grant

Williamstown Senior Center

128 North Main Street

Williamstown, KY 41097

Grayson Grayson County Alliance
125 East Market Street, Suite 3
Leitchfield, KY 42754
Harrison Harrison County Senior Center
216 Old Lair
Cynthiana, KY 41031
Hart Hart Extension Office
505 A.A. Whitmen Lane
Munfordville, KY 42765
Henry

Tri-County Henry County

1106 Castle Hwy

New Castle, KY 40050

Hopkins

Hopkins County Senior Center

200 North Main Street

Madsionville. KY 42431

Jackson

Jackson County Senior Center

110 McCannon Ridge Road

McKee, KY 40447

Jefferson

Louisville CSFP

1616 Rowan Street

Louisville, KY40203

Jessamine

Jessamine County Senior Center

111 Hoover Drive

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Johnson Johnson County Extension Office
826 F.M. Stafford Avenue
Paintsville, KY 41240
Lawrence

Lawrence County Extension Office

310 East Main Street

Lousia, KY 41230

Lee Lee County Extension Office
500 Happy Top Road
Beattyville, KY 41311
Lewis

Licking Valley Community Action

203 High Street

Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Lincoln

Bluegrass Community Action

201 E Main Street

Stanford, KY 40484

Logan

Russellville Community Action

701 Day Street

Russellville, KY 42276

Marion

Marion Community Action

332 Hood Avenue

Lebanon, KY 40033

Martin

Martin County Senior Center

101 Whicerifld Road

Inez, KY 41224

Mason

Licking Valley Community Action

203 High Street

Flemingburg, KY 41041

Menifee

Menifee County Senior Center

45 Beaver Creek Court

Frenchburg, KY 40322

Mercer

Mercer Senior Citizens Center

1475 Louisville Road

Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Metcalfe Metcalfe County Food Bank
1608 West Stokton Street
Edmonton, KY 42129
Monroe

Tompskinsville Senior Center

800 Capp Harlan Road

Tompkinsville, KY42167

Montgomery

Gateway Community Service Org

1884 Owingsville Road

Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

Morgan

Morgan County Senior Center

493 B Riverside Drive

West Liberty, KY 41472

Nelson

Community Action Agency

864 West Stephen Foster

Bardstown, KY 40004

Owsley Owsley County Extension Office
02 Industrial Park Road
Booneville, KY 41314
Owen

Owen County Community Action Agency

109 South Madsion

Owenton, KY 40359

Pendleton

Pendleton CAC

307 Barkley Street

Falmouth, KY 41040

Powell

Powell Co Emergency Food Bank

3949 Main Street

Clay City, KY 40312

Pulaski

God's Food Pantry

119 South Central Avenue

Somerset, KY 42501

Rockcastle

Rockcastle Senior Center

1260 South Wildrness Road

Mt. Vernon , KY 40456

Rowan

Rowan County Senior Center

200 Hertiage Place

Morehead, KY 40351

Russell

Lake Cumberland Community Action Service

321 Brain Walters Drive

Russell Springs, 42642

Scott

Bluegrass Community Action

138 South Hamilton Street Unit B

Georgetown, KY 40324

Taylor

Taylor County Senior Center

110 South Jackson Street

Jamestown, KY 42629

Trigg Housing Authority
117 Lincoln Avenue #51 A
Cadiz, KY 42211
Whitley First Baptist Church
230 South Fifth Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Wolfe Wolfe County Extension Office
31 North Washington Street
Campton, KY 41301
Woodford

Woodford Senior Center

285 Beasley Drive

Versailles, KY 40383

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Kentucky Fresh Approximate Availability Guide

Availability Guide
  May June July Aug Sept Oct
Apples            
Asparagus            
Beans              
Beets            
Blackberries            
Blueberries              
Broccoli              
Brussels Sprouts            
Cabbage              
Carrots              
Cauliflower                  
Cherries              
Sweet Corn              
Cucumbers                
Edamame Soybeans              
Eggplant            
Grapes                
Greens              
Green Onions            
Kohlrabi                
Lettuce                  
Melons                
Okra              
Onions            
Parsnips              
Pawpaws            
Peaches                
Pears                
Peas            
Peppers              
Plum            
Potatoes            
Pumpkins              
Radishes            
Raspberries                  
Rhubarb            
Strawberries                
Summer Squash            
Sweet Potatoes              
Tomatoes            
Turnips              
Watermelons                
Winter Squash            
  May June July Aug Sept Oct

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Market Listing

Market Listing
S=Senior W=WIC
Market Name County Program
Adair County Farmers' Market Adair S
Allen County Farmers' Market Allen S/W
Anderson County Farmers' Market Anderson S/W
Bourbon County Farmers' Market Bourbon S/W
Cave City County Farmers' Market Barren S/W
Bath County Farmers' Market Bath S/W
Boyd County Farmers' Market Boyd S/W
Bracken County Farmers' Market Bracken W
Breckinridge County Farmers' Market Breckinridge W
Campbell County Farmers' Market Campbell W
Riverview Farmers' Market Carroll S/W
Carter County Farmers' Market Carter S/W
Owensboro Regional Farmers' Market Daviess W
Edmonson County Farmers' Market Edmonson S/W
Elliott County Farmers' Market Elliott S/W
Lexington Farmers' Market Fayette W
Franklin County Farmers' Market Franklin S/W
Garrard County Farmers' Market Garrard S
Dry Ridge Farmers' Market Grant S/W
Harrison County Farmers' Market Harrison W
Henry County Farmers' Market Henry S/W
Pennyrile Area Farmers' Market Hopkins S/W
Jackson County Farmers' Market Jackson S/W
Rowan Street Farmers' Market Jefferson S
Smoketown Farmers' Market Jefferson S
Portland California Farmers' Market Jefferson S
Jessamine County Farmers' Market Jessamine S
Lawrence County Farmers' Market Lawrence S/W
Lee County Farmers' Market Lee W
Lewis County Farmers' Market Lewis S/W
Lincoln County Farmers' Market Lincoln S
Logan County Farmers' Market Logan S/W
Marion County Farmers' Market Marion S/W
Martin County Farmers' Market Martin S/W
Mason County Farmers' Market Mason S/W
Menifee County Farmers' Market Menifee S/W
Mercer County Farmers' Market Mercer S/W
Monroe County Farmers' Market Monroe S
Montgomery County Farmers' Market Montgomery S/W
Morgan County Farmers' Market Morgan S/W
Bardstown Farmers' Market Nelson S/W
Owen County Farmers' Market Owen S/W
Pendleton County Farmers' Market Pendleton S/W
Powell County Farmers' Market Powell S/W
Pulaski County Farmers' Market Pulaski S
Rockcastle County Farmers' Market Rockcastle S/W
Rowan County Farmers' Market Rowan S/W
Russell County Farmers' Market Russell S/W
Scott County Farmers' Market Scott S/W
Farmers' Market Assoc of Taylor Co. Taylor S/W
Cadiz/Trigg County Farmers' Market Trigg W
Wolfe County Farmers' Market Wolfe W
Woodford County Farmers' Market Woodford S/W

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Market Requirements for Approval for Seniors

Market Requirements
Only authorized farmers' markets may redeem Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)checks. For a market to be an SFMNP market it must meet the following criteria:

    Criteria for a Market to Accept Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Vouchers
  • The market must be an organized market. To be considered "organized" the market must have an established contact person/decisionmaker and meet at a named location on specified days and times.
  • The market must be registered with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and approved as a Kentucky Proud? member.
  • The market must have fresh Kentucky-grown produce.
  • The market must be an estabished market with at least one year of experience in operation.

    If a market meets the criteria above, then markets will be rated according to the following items:
  • What is the poverty level in the county? (A higher poverty level will be weighted positively.)
  • What is the history of the market season? (A longer season is weighted positively.)
  • Is the number of participating farmers sufficient to provide an ample variety of eligible produce? (A higher number of farmers per capita is weighted positively.)

    Criteria used to authorize farmers
    Participating farmers in the program must:
  • Be member of an approved farmers' market;
  • Be a Kentucky grower
  • Attend a training session each year;
  • Accept checks for only for fruits and vegetables the farmers has produced in Kentucky; and
  • Sign an agreement that they understand and agree to follow all the rules for participation in the FMNP program