Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Senior Citizens Encouraged to Apply to Receive Coupons to Buy Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Honey at Farmers Markets in Ellsworth and Russell County
Ellsworth and Russell Counties, Kansas--Low-income Kansas seniors may be eligible for a program that provides coupons to purchase fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables and honey at farmers markets in selected counties throughout the state.
The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is providing seniors who meet age and income requirements with $50 in coupons to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from authorized farmers at local participating farmers markets, June 1 through September 15, 2023. Coupons are available in $5 increments.
To be eligible to receive KSFMNP coupons, the following criteria must be met:
- Age: A senior must be 60 years old or older, or at least 55 years old and a member of an Indian Tribal Organization, on the day the money is issued.
- Income level: A senior’s annual gross household income (before taxes are withheld) must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. For example, a household of one must have an annual gross income at or below $26,973, or a monthly gross income at or below $2,248
Applications for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will be available starting on June 1, 2023 at the Midway Extension District offices in Ellsworth and Russell. Funds are limited and benifits will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, call or stop into one of our Midway Extension District offices:
Address: 210 N Kansas Ave., Suite 1, Courthouse, Ellsworth, KS 67439
Phone Number: 785-472-4442
Office Professionals Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 309 S Fossil, Russell, KS 67665
Phone Number: 785-483-3157
Office Professionals Email: email@example.com
Eligible foods to purchase with the KSFMNP coupons from authorized farmers at participating farmers markets are defined as “fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, locally produced honey and herbs for human consumption that are produced in Kansas under normal growing conditions.”
The Senior Farmers’ Market Program is a project of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The program is coordinated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), which is collaborating with local partners to identify and distribute coupons to eligible seniors.
- Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
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