Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program through the Department of Agriculture, Erie County residents 60 years of age and older may be eligible to receive vouchers totaling $20 to purchase fruits and vegetables from Farmer’s Market Stands. FMNP offers four $5 vouchers to be utilized at any of the 52 local participant vendors. The program runs from June through September. 

Farmer's Market Voucher Schedule Farmer's Market Voucher Schedule (13 KB)

Participation Requirements:

  • Attend the appropriate one day distribution event for your zip code (see table below)
  • Bring the following to the event:
    • Proof of age
    • Proof of residency, such as
      • Drivers license/PA ID
      • Birth Certificate
      • Current utility bill or other official mailing with address

Vouchers are available at GECAC Senior Centers while supplies last.

Erie West 1210 W. 8th St., Erie                      Fridays ONLY 9:30 to 11:00

RBW Central City            823 Peach St., Erie                        Fridays ONLY 9:30 to 11:00

Tri-Boro                            7555 W. Ridge Rd., Fairview         Fridays ONLY 9:30 to 11:00

Corry                                25 S. First Ave, Corry                    Tues. AND Thurs. 9:00 to 11:00

Union City                         27 Jonson St., Union City             Mondays ONLY 1:00 to 3:00

North East                        50 E. Main St., North East            By appointment– 814-725-5195

Northwestern                    9 Academy St., Albion By appointment – 814-756-5373


Proxies

Seniors may appoint someone else (Proxy) to pick-up their vouchers for them. A Proxy Form must be completed in full and signed and brought to the distribution site. The form may be downloaded from this website or picked up at GECAC. Proof of age and address for the senior must be presented by the proxy, as well, the proxy  will need to show their own ID. Proxy forms may be picked up at any of the GECAC Senior Centers,at our Main GECAC Office, or, they may be mailed upon request. Proxy's may not proxy for more than four seniors.

Farmer's Market Proxy Form Farmer's Market Proxy Form (96 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Vouchers may be received only one time in a program year and are available only while supplies last.
  • Couples that meet all of the eligibility criteria are each eligible to receive $20 in vouchers.
  • Eligible recipients receive four $5 vouchers (checks) to be used only at approved Farmer's Market stands for the purchase of Pennsylvania produce.
  • Only Pennsylvania grown, or growable, produce may be purchased. For example, bananas, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, pineapples, and mangoes are not grown in PA so they are not allowed to be purchased with SFMNP vouchers.
  • A list of approved area Farmer's Market stands where vouchers are accepted will be distributed along with the vouchers at the time of pick up or may be downloaded here:  

    Farmer's Market Locations Farmer's Market Locations (54 KB)

  • Consumers living in care facilities where they pay room and board (including meals) are not eligible to receive vouchers.