basket of tomatoes and other vegetables at a market, overlaid with the text  Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons
Image by Lindsay France, Cornell U.

Use for fresh, local, unprocessed fruits, vegetables and culinary herbs

Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a state funded program run by the Department of Health. More information at www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/fmnp.

Check out this helpful brochure with more information on the program

FMNP Brochre: Resources for Shopping at the Farmers Market

Senior Checks from the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

Coupons will be available for pickup from the Office for the Aging soon!

The coupon booklets include five $4 coupons, a total of $20. Coupon booklets are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Recipients must be age 60 or over, have not received coupons from anywhere else, sign for and affirm that they are low-income based on the following criteria:

– Gross monthly income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines:

$1968/month for a one-person household; or

$2658/month for a two-person household; or

$3349/month for a three-person household.

The coupons can be used at any participating market, with any participating vendor. Participating vendors at the markets will have signs indicating that they accept the coupons. The coupons can only be used to purchase fresh, local, unprocessed fruits, vegetables and culinary herbs.

For more information on when and where the coupons will be distributed, or if you are having difficulty accessing our office, call the Tompkins County Office for the Aging at 607-274-5482.


WIC Checks from the Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The local Tompkins WIC office has $20 in FMNP checks available for currently enrolled families. 

Contact the WIC Office M-F 8:30–4:30 at 607-274-6630, or text 607-882-6286.

To enroll in WIC, apply @ wicstrong.com or contact the local office at the numbers listed above

Contact

Baz Perry
Agriculture and Food Systems Team Leader
ebs20@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext. 131

Last updated August 2, 2021