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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 $28 in checks to purchase fresh, unprocessed, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs at State-approved farmers' markets.

Eligibility for Senior Participants

  • 60 + at day of issuance
  • Must provide proof of age
  • Provide proof of income and meet the income criteria which is less than or equal to 185% of the poverty level

Income Guidelines

60 Years of Age and Older Based on 185 % Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
Household Size Annual Income Monthly Weekly
1 $21,978 $1,832 $423
2 $29,637 $2,470 $570
3 $37,296 $3,108 $718
4 $44,955 $3,747 $865
5 $52,614 $4,385 $1,012
6 $60,273 $5,023 $1,160
7 $67,951 $5,663 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $1,455
For Each Additional
Family Member Add
$7,696 $642 $148

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

Adair Senior Center
922 Carrie Bolin Drive
Columbia, KY 42728


True Gospel Fellowship Church

163 Sunset Hill Drive

Scottsville, KY 42164


Anderson CountySenior Center
160 Township Square
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


Housing Authority of Glasgow

111 Bunch Ave

Glasgow, KY 42142


Bath County Senior Cente

19 Water Street

Owingsville, KY 40360


Bourbon County Senior Citizen Center

1 Bank Row Street

Paris, KY 40362


Boyd County Extension Office

2420 Center Street

Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Breckinridge Senior Citizen Center
205 Fairgrounds Road
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Brighton Center

741 Central Avenue

Newport, KY 41071


Carter County Extension Office

94 Fairgrounds Drive

Grayson, KY 41143


Brighton Center

741 Central Avenue

Newport, KY 41071

Christian Housing Authority Hopkinsville
400 North Elm Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Daviess Crossroads
400 Crabtree Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42301

Brownsville Senior Center

280 fergson Street

Brownsville, KY 42210


Elloitt Extension Office

2944 South KY 7

Sandy Hook, KY 41171

Estill Estill County Senior Center
100 Golden Court
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 County Council on Aging

202 Medical Heights Drive

Frankfort, KY 40601


Grant Co Senior Center

400 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

Tri-County Henry County

125 Park Road

New Castle, KY 40050


Hopkins County Senior Center

200 North Main Street

Madsionville. KY 42431


Jackson County Senior Center

110 McCammon Ridge Road

McKee, KY 40447


Louisville CSFP

3360 Commerce Center Place

Louisville, KY40216


Jessamine County Senior Center

111 Hoover Drive

Nicholasville, KY 40356

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

Lawrence County Extension Office

249 Industrial Park Road

Lousia, KY 41230

Lee Lee County Extension Office
257 Industrial Park Road
Beattyville, KY 41311

Lewis Co Senior Center

210 First Street

Vanceburg, KY 41179


Bluegrass Community Action

201 E Main Street

Stanford, KY 40484


Russellville Community Action

701 Day Street

Russellville, KY 42276


Marion Community Action

332 Hood Avenue

Lebanon, KY 40033


Martin County Senior Center

101 Whickerfield Road

Inez, KY 41224


Licking Valley Community Action

1674 Forest Avenue

Mayesville,, KY 41056


Menifee County Senior Center

45 Beaver Creek Court

Frenchburg, KY 40322


Mercer Senior Citizens Center

1475 Louisville Road

Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Metcalfe Metcalfe County Food Bank
1608 West Stockton Street
Edmonton, KY 42129

Tompskinsville Senior Center

800 Capp Harlan Road

Tompkinsville, KY42167


Gateway Community Service Org

103 Bruce Professional Park Suite

Mt. Sterling, KY 40353


Morgan County Senior Center

493 Riverside Drive

West Liberty, KY 41472


Community Action Agency

864 West Stephen Foster

Bardstown, KY 40004

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

Owen County Community Action Agency

118 North Main Street

Owenton, KY 40359


Bulter Bapist Church

2524 Elliot Court Appt 185

Fort Michell, KY 41017


Powell Co Extention Office

169 Maple Street

Stanton, KY 40380


God's Food Pantry

119 South Central Avenue

Somerset, KY 42501


Rockcastle Senior Center

1260 South Wildrness Road

Mt. Vernon , KY 40456


Rowan County Senior Center

200 Hertiage Place

Morehead, KY 40351


Russell County Senior Center

132 Bryan Walters Drive

Russell Springs, 42642


Amen House

319 East Main Street Suite B

Georgetown, KY 40324


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
30 North Washington Street
Campton, KY 41301

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
Brussels Sprouts            
Sweet Corn              
Edamame Soybeans              
Green Onions            
Summer Squash            
Sweet Potatoes              
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
Boyle County Farmers' Market Boyle S
Breckinridge County Farmers' Market Breckinridge S/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 S/W
Edmonson County Farmers' Market Edmonson S/W
Elliott County Farmers' Market Elliott S/W
Estill County Farmers' Market Estill S/W
Lexington Farmers' Market Fayette S/W
Fleming Farmers' Market Fleming S/W
Franklin County Farmers' Market Franklin S/W
Garrard County Farmers' Market Garrard S
Grayson County Farmers' Market Grayson S/W
Dry Ridge Farmers' Market Grant S/W
Harrison County Farmers' Market Harrison S/W
Hart County Farmers' Market Hart S
Henry County Farmers' Market Henry S/W
Pennyrile Area Farmers' Market Hopkins S/W
Jackson County Farmers' Market Jackson S/W
Southwest Farmers' Market Jefferson S
Beechmont Farmers' Market Jefferson S
Jefferson Farmers' Market Jeffserson S
Jessamine County Farmers' Market Jessamine S
Johnson County Farmers' Market Johnson S
Lawrence County Farmers' Market Lawrence S/W
Lee County Farmers' Market Lee S/W
Lewis County Farmers' Market Lewis S/W
Lincoln County Farmers' Market Lincoln S
Logan County Farmers' Market Logan S/W
Berea Farmers' Market Madison S
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
Metcalfe County Farmers' Market Metcalfe S
Monroe County Farmers' Market Monroe S
Montgomery County Farmers' Market Montgomery S/W
Morgan County Farmers' Market Morgan S/W
Owen County Farmers' Market Owen S/W
Owlsey County Farmers' Market Owlsey S
Pendleton County Farmers' Market Pendleton S/W
Perry County Farmers' Market Perry S
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 S/W
Warren County Farmers' Market Warren S
Wolfe County Farmers' Market Wolfe S/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