What is it?
The Oklahoma Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) offers low-income older citizens an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from certified farmers.
In addition to offering nutritious foods, the program supports local economies by increasing the use of farmers' markets.
DHS is able to offer EBT cards to seniors who qualify based on certain
income eligibility requirements.
DHS SNAP Services partners with local community organizations to distribute applications to potential senior participants. Seniors then fill out the applications and return them to either the
local community organization or
DHS SNAP Program.
Once the applications are approved, SFMNP-EBT cards are issued to the participants. The participants are then able to visit a participating famer's market with the card to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
The SFMNP season begins each year on April 1st and ends on November 1st.