Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers, worth $20, may be redeemed for Pennsylvania-grown fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets and roadside stands in Dauphin County.
FMNP-eligible food is defined as “grown or able to be grown in Pennsylvania.” Vouchers are not accepted for citrus or tropical fruits, such as bananas, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, pineapples, or mangoes.
FMNP vouchers are not accepted for processed food, e.g., jams, honey, nuts, cider, or baked goods. FMNP vouchers cannot be used at grocery stores or supermarkets.
Eligible seniors will receive four vouchers worth $5 apiece for a total value of $20. Customers will not receive change if the FMNP purchase does not total $5. They may be offered additional FMNP-eligible food to make the purchase an even $5.
To be eligible, county residents age 60 and older must have an annual income less than $22,459 for a single individual, $30,451 for two people; $38,443 for three people, $46,435 for four people, $54,427 for five people, and $62,419 for six people.
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program does not include seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents, and residential facilities where meals are provided.
Proof of age and Dauphin County residency are required (driver’s license, photo ID, etc.).
Any person obtaining vouchers for another must present a completed and signed proxy form from the person for whom they are receiving vouchers. Contact the agency to have this form sent to you prior to your selected distribution date.
Vouchers are offered on a one-time-only per summer basis. Supplies are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Voucher distribution will take place at the following sites:
Friday, June 1, 1-3 p.m. – B’nai B’rith, 130 S. Third St., Harrisburg
Monday, June 4, 9-11 a.m. – Pheasant Hill Estates, 4400 Pheasant Hill Road, Harrisburg
Wednesday, June 6, 9-10:30 a.m. – Steelton Senior Center, 900 Cumbler St., Steelton
Friday, June 8, 8 a.m. to noon – Northern Dauphin County Human Services Center, 295 State Road, Elizabethville
Tuesday, June 12, 9-11 a.m. – Zion Assembly of Harrisburg, 2101 N. Fifth St., Harrisburg
Wednesday, June 13, 9-10:30 a.m. – Mohler Senior Center, 25 Hope Drive, Hershey
Thursday, June 21, 9-10:30 a.m. – Essex House, 320 Market St., Middletown
Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. to noon – Friendship Senior Center, 5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg
Any remaining vouchers will be available at the Dauphin County Agency on Aging office, 2 S. Second St., Harrisburg, by appointment at (717) 780-6130.