Senior Farmers’ Market Vitamin Program returns to S.C. | Native


The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) returns this summer with the goal of adding fresh, nutritious products to the diets of low-income seniors and helping smallholders in South Carolina.

This U.S. Department of Agriculture seasonal grant program enables qualified individuals to purchase unprocessed fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers markets, street stalls, and community-sponsored farming programs.

Participants will receive $ 25 in the form of five checks ($ 5 each) to be issued at authorized locations. Checks will be distributed based on availability.

To qualify, South Carolina residents must be 60 years of age or older, have an annual income of $ 23,832 or less ($ 32,232 for 2 people) and have a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID.

SFMNP is not available to residents of Bamberg, Berkeley, Greenwood, and Laurens counties.