Virginia’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (VSFMNP), also known as Farm Market Fresh, provides a one-time benefit of $50 in checks to approved participants. These checks can be spent at participating farmers markets to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs from now through November 2023.

This program is funded by Virginia’s Office for Aging Services and managed by FRESHFARM.

Who Can Apply 

Anyone who fits the below criteria can apply:

  • You live in Loudoun or Fairfax County.*
  • You are 60 years of age or older.
  • Your monthly income is at or less than $2,248 (for one person in a household) or $3,040 (for two people sharing a household). This does not include income of your adult children.
  • You have a mailing address.

*Remember, only submit one application and do it using the form for the County in which you live! Loudoun County residents must complete the Loudoun application whereas Fairfax County residents must complete the Fairfax application.

Loudoun County Application Fairfax County Application

What Happens Next

A complete application must be submitted before September 30, 2023. All applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Check booklets are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Staff will contact you to let you know whether you’re approved, ineligible, or if the program has hit its maximum capacity. Check booklets for approved participants will be mailed within ten days of your approval.

Using the Checks

Once approved, each participant will receive a check booklet. For a one person household, participants will receive a booklet with ten (10) $5 checks for a total of $50 in checks. For a two person household, you’ll receive two booklets with ten (10) $5 checks for each person, for a total of $50 in checks for each person

Then you can spend your checks with participating farmers at local farmers markets! These checks can be spent at farmers markets in any Virginia county regardless of where you live. Check out our SFMNP Locations for more information.

Have questions? Contact the VSFMNP program team for support by emailing va-senior@freshfarm.org, texting 1-833-412-4863 or leaving a voicemail at 855-827-3667.