Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is designed to improve the nutritional health of low income seniors by providing them with an electronic benefit card that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from certified farmers markets: Educational information about the benefits, selection, storage, and preparation of fresh foods is also provided to participants.

If you have questions about this program, please call 509-477-4442.

2023 Participant Eligibility

  • Your income cannot exceed $26,973 Annual or $2,248 Monthly Income for a 1 person household.
  • Your income cannot exceed$36,482 Annual or $3,040 Monthly Income for a 2 people household.
  • For larger households, add $792 to the monthly limit for each additional person.
  • You must reside in the county served by each distributing agency.

Spokane County is served by Catholic Charities Eastern Washington
Application deadline is June 8, 2023.  Entries are being accepted on a first come first serve basis until all spots are filled in the Spokane County. However, CCEW will continue to accept submissions after the deadline as electronic benefit cards may still be available.

Northern Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties are served by Rural Resources Community Action
Whitman County is served by Council on Aging and Human Services

Seniors are encouraged to be active participants in redeeming their benefits and choosing the fresh produce they will buy. If the senior is unable to fully participate in any part of the program due to disability or lack of transportation, they may designate by  proxy form a representative to participate on their behalf.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program – Document Translations for languages other than English  – CLICK HERE

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much produce can I get?
  • Each successful applicant will receive a standard benefit of $80 via an electronic benefit card, which can be used for purchasing produce at participating farmers market locations.
Where are the markets?