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

Location Date/Time

Corry Senior Center June 3, 2019

25 First Ave., Corry 9 a.m. to  noon

Tri-Boro Senior Center June 3, 2019 
7555 West Ridge Rd., Fairview 9 a.m. to noon

Northwestern Senior Center    June 7, 20199 
Academy Street, Albion 9 a.m. to noon

Erie Bayfront Convention Center June 10, 2019
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 Union City Senior Center June 14, 2019 27 
Johnson St., Union City 9 a.m. to noon

North East Senior Center June 17, 2019
50 East Main St., North East 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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.