Income-eligible Cape May County residents, age 60 years and older are encouraged to take advantage of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), coordinated through the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services. The SFMNP provides an opportunity to purchase locally grown produce. This year there are a few changes to the program. The benefit will be $50 per eligible person, and instead of paper “checks” or vouchers, everyone will be issued an electronic QR code that is used at Farmers’ Markets only, not in grocery stores. Similar to a gift card, the QR code will be printed when the application is processed. Additionally, those with Smart cell phones can access the QR code from their phone.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FARMERS’ MARKET VOUCHERS:
60 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
MAXIMUM INCOME OF:
INDIVIDUAL: $2,248/MO $26,973/YR
TWO-PERSON HOUSEHOLD: $3,041/MO $36,482/YR
Interested residents must call the Division of Aging and Disability Services at 609-886-2784 to apply for the program. If all requirements are met, the application will be processed, a QR code issued, and a list of participating Farmers’ Markets will be provided. The QR codes will be generated July 1st through September 30th and can be redeemed until November 30, 2023.