Residents of Butler, Sedgwick, and Harvey counties who are 60 years or older with a household income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level can apply to receive a one-time-per-year book of $30 in checks to use at local participating farmers’ markets this year.
Seniors will be able to use their benefits to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared and locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at local participating farmers’ markets from June to November.
Who is Eligible for the Kansas Farmers Market Nutrition Program?
- Age: A senior must be 60 years old or older 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 $21,978 or a monthly gross income at or below $1832.
How to Apply for the Kansas Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Beginning June 1, seniors who meet eligibility requirements may apply in their county of residence at the following locations:
In Sedgwick County, seniors may apply for the farmers’ market coupons beginning June 1 at the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, 2622 W. Central Suite 500, Wichita, KS 67203, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In Butler County, seniors may apply for the farmers’ market coupons at the Butler County Department on Aging, The Pointe in Augusta, 2101 Dearborn, Ste 302, Augusta, KS, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In Harvey County, seniors may apply for the farmers’ market coupons at the Harvey County Department on Aging, Harvey County Courthouse, Newton, KS 67114, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Funds are limited and benefits will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
What you can purchase with the Kansas Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits
Eligible foods that may be purchased with the KSFMNP checks 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.”
For more information about the Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, you can call one of the respective agencies, depending on where you live:
- Butler County Department on Aging, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (316) 775-0500
- Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1-855-200-2372
- Harvey County Department on Aging, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12noon at (316) 284-6880.
- Or you can visit the KDHE website here.
Double-up Food Bucks at Kansas Farmers Markets for SNAP Participants
Farmers Markets in and near Wichita
Wichita Indoor Farmers Markets
More Senior Discounts and Things to Do in Wichita:
Senior Wednesday Discount at Kansas Aviation Museum
Senior Thursday Talks at Kansas Aviation Museum
Farmers Market Coupons for Low-Income Seniors
Senior Expo (annually in September)
Does this apply to shut in seniors if the person who does their shopping is willing to shop at the farmers market? Which farmers markets participate?
Jeannie, that’s a good question, and one I don’t know the answer to. I would call the Sedgwick County Department on Aging 316-660-5120 to ask. There may also be information on their website (www.sedgwickcounty.org).