What is the Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program?
The Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program (SFDNP) provides income-eligible seniors with checks to purchase fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs directly from participating farmers at farmers markets and farm stands from June through November. SFDNP is a state-administered, federal nutrition program, and is intended to improve nutrition for Oregon seniors and support local farmers.
The program is administered by the Oregon Health Authority in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services, and participation does not affect medical assistance or SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits.
Who is eligible?
Eligible participants will be notified by mail in late April each year. To be eligible for the program, seniors must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Be at least 62 years old by April 1 of the current year
- Be receiving either SNAP benefits and/or Medicaid on April 1 of the current year
- Have income below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level in the current year
- Be living in a situation where food is not provided for them