Vendors who are State of Kentucky registered will be in 2019:   

         WIC Women, Infant and Children) vouchers

         Senior Farmers Market Vouchers

          an issuing DOUBLE DOLLAR coupons.

SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

Sign Up - June 1, 2019

Jessamine County Senior Center - Issuance Site

111 Hoover Center

Nicholasville Ky.

Visit for program details:

http://www.kyagr.com/consumer/senior-farmer-market.html

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. -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

  • 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 185% of the poverty level

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.

  • Now Eligible: Honey

  • Apples

  • Asparagus

  • Beans

  • Beets

  • Blackberries

  • Blueberries

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels Sprouts

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Cauliflower

  • Cherries

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  • Soybeans

  • Eggplant

  • Grapes

  • Greens

  • Green Onions

  • Honey

  • Kohlrabi

  • Lettuce

  • Melons

  • Mushrooms

  • Okra

  • Onions

  • Parsnips

  • Pawpaws

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Peas

  • Peppers

  • Plums

  • Potatoes

  • Pumpkins

  • Radishes

  • Raspberries

  • Rhubarb

  • Strawberries

  • Sweet Corn

  • Summer Squash

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Tomatoes

  • Turnips

  • Watermelons

  • Winter

  • Squash

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 as aloe, lamb's ear, catnip, rue, white sage, lavender, , bee balm, chamomile, St are not eligible for purchase with coupons. Meats, eggs, cheese, and home-processed 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.

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