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Use Your FMNP Vouchers by Nov. 30!

What is the Farmers Market Nutrition Program?

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides fresh local produce to WIC participants and low-income senior while also supporting local farmers!

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides a series of $6 vouchers/checks to WIC participants and income-eligible Seniors once per year. The vouchers are used to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables directly from farmers. 

 

Seniors are eligible for vouchers if they are or will be 60 years of age during the program year and have a household income at or below $25,142 for 1 person in the household; or $33,874 for 2 people. If you are a WIC participant, you are eligible for $24 worth of vouchers if you are pregnant, breast feeding and/or postpartum. You are also eligible for $24 worth of vouchers for each child age 6 months to 5 years.

Vouchers are available between June-September or until supplies last. You can use your vouchers between June and November 30th.

Explore below to learn how the program works, how to get vouchers, participating locations in the Lehigh Valley, and other valuable resources for using the program!

 

About the FMNP Program

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Where You Can Get Vouchers

Vouchers must be issued by the county you live in. They are distributed by WIC offices for moms, and the county Agencies on Aging for Seniors. Voucher distribution begins June 1. 

Where and When You Can Use Your Vouchers

Vouchers can be used from June 1st - November 30th.

You can use your FMNP vouchers at participating farmers markets, farm stands and mobile markets. While you must get your vouchers in your county of residence, you may use them at any participating location in Pennsylvania.

 

Vouchers can not be used at grocery stores, non-local retailers, or local farms that have not signed up to accept the vouchers. There are many participating locations in the Lehigh Valley - click the button below to explore farms and markets near you!

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What You Can Purchase with FMNP Vouchers

Vouchers can be used for fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables grown in Pennsylvania.

Ex. tomatoes, strawberries, cilantro, corn, apples, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, watermelon, and peppers!

Unprepared means the produce can not be cooked, cut, or processed in any way.

Pro-Tip: It will look the same as when its picked right from the field!

For example, you may use your vouchers to buy a quart of fresh apples, but you can not use your vouchers to buy apple cider.

 

You may not use vouchers for fruits and vegetables not grown in Pennsylvania

Ex. citrus, bananas, plantains, avocados

You may not use vouchers for non-produce items like meat, bread, dairy, eggs, prepared or proccessed foods

How to Shop with FMNP Vouchers

Once you receive your vouchers, using them is easy! Simply take your vouchers to a participating location and select the produce you would like to purchase.

 

When you’re ready to pay, sign your check and hand it to the farmer. You can not receive change so be sure to use the entire value of the check!

 

If you have any questions about using your checks, farmers or market info tents are more than happy to help.

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FMNP Vouchers for WIC Participants

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If you are a WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) participant, you are eligible for $24 worth of vouchers if you are pregnant, breast feeding and/or postpartum. You are also eligible for $24 worth of vouchers for each child age 6 months to 5 years.

You can get vouchers during your quarterly WIC appointments between June and September. They can be used from June 1st through Nov. 30th. Ask your WIC manager for vouchers or to learn more!

Jump to our resources section for locations you can use your vouchers, recipes and cooking tips, and more!

 

FMNP Vouchers for Seniors

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Seniors age 60 or older (or will turn 60 by December 31, 2021) with a household income at or below $25,142 for 1 person in the household; or $33,874 for 2 people in the household are eligible for FMNP vouchers.

If you are eligible, please apply! This program is here for you and there are plenty of vouchers available. Plus, when you shop with your vouchers you are directly supporting the farmers in your community!

Rights and Responsibilities

Voucher Distribution for Northampton County Residents

Northampton County Area Agency on Aging: 610-829-6500

Voucher distribution in Northampton County will occur via mail. There will be no in-person distributions. Eligible Northampton County Residents: please mail or email a completed application form by September 15, 2021. Once your application is approved, your FMNP vouchers will be sent to you by mail.

Applications can be sent to:

Email: fmnp@northamptoncounty.org

Mail: Northampton County Area Agency on Aging
2801 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Download an application below, or call or email Northampton County Area Agency on Aging to request that an application be mailed to you.

Phone: (610) 559-3270

Email: fmnp@northamptoncounty.org

Click the button below to download a Northampton County application. You must apply in your county of residence.

Voucher Distribution for Lehigh County Residents

Lehigh County Adult and Aging Services: 610-782-3034

Voucher distribution in Lehigh County will occur via mail. There will be no in-person distributions. Eligible Lehigh County Residents: please mail or email a completed application form by September 15, 2021. Once your application is approved, your FMNP vouchers will be sent to you via mail.

Applications can be sent to:

Email: agingandadult@lehighcounty.org

Mail: Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services

17 South 7th Street Allentown PA 18101

Download an application below, or call or email Lehigh County Adult and Aging Services to request that an application be mailed to you.

Phone: (610) 782-3200

Email: agingandadult@lehighcounty.org

Click the button below to download a Lehigh County application. You must apply in your county of residence.

You must apply in your county of residence. Find information and applications for

Lehigh and Northampton Counties below.

 

Locations and Resources

Participating Locations

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Find Lehigh Valley farm stands, farmers markets, and mobile markets that accept FMNP

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Visit our resources page for recipes, what's in season, cooking tips, and more!