Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Making it easier to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet!

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is an income based program designed for individuals aged 60 and older to supplement the diets of seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support our South Carolina produce farmers.

Benefits are offered once per year on a first come, first served basis for those living in qualifying counties.  The SFMNP season runs from May – October.

Nutrition Program Information

  • You may only receive Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks once per season.
  • Use SFMNP checks to purchase ONLY South Carolina grown fruits and vegetables at AUTHORIZED farmers markets and farm stands. Look for the posted farmer’s stall sign (below)
  • Although SFMNP checks may be used until October 15th, it is advised to spend them as soon as possible as the availability of produce fluctuates during the season.
  • You must sign the SFMNP checks in order to make a purchase at the market. If you are unable to go to the market yourself, you may sign your checks and allow a representative to shop on your behalf.
  • Lost of stolen checks will not be replaced.

Eligible Produce


  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chines Cabbage
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tender Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip Greens
  • Watercress
  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Casaba Melons
  • Figs
  • Grapes Honey
  • Dew Kiwi
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelons
  • Honey
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, office, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefit. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (202)690-7442; or
  • Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.