Farmers Market Coupon Books Available for Income-Eligible Seniors

Farmers Market season is here! The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), administered jointly by the Illinois Department on Aging and Illinois Department of Human Services, offers income-eligible older adults access to up to $50 worth of locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from certified farmers.

The SFMNP distributes free coupon books, each containing five $10 SFMNP checks, to more than 28,000 low-income older Illinoisans annually. Eligible participants must be at least 60 years old and have a household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level.

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