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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Applications for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program are Now Available

ECKAN is now accepting applications for Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KS SFNMP) vouchers. The program provides qualifying low-income seniors with $30 of cash benefits for use during the 2013 harvest season.

To apply for these vouchers in Emporia, Lyon County ECKAN located at 616 Merchant St, Emporia. Phone, 620-342-4607

SFMNP vouchers may be used to purchase local, fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs.

Emporia Farmers Market vendors who are certified to accept SFNMP checks will display a poster at their stall stating "Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks Accepted Here." Markets take place in the parking lot at 7th and Merchant; Saturdays starting at 8:00AM, Wednesdays starting at 5:00PM.