Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

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To receive a Senior Farmers Market Bulk Purchase Produce box for the 2022 season, please see the following information:

Senior Farmers Market Bulk Purchase Program

The SFMNP has switched from senior coupons to a produce box delivery model in 2022 to maximize the number of programmatic benefits provided to both eligible RI seniors and local farms every year. To learn more about how you can be involved with the SFMNP, please see the most appropriate section below.

Senior Sign-up Instructions

Eligible Rhode Island seniors who would like to sign up for a free produce box can go to the following locations listed here: SFMNP Produce Box Signup Locations. Upon signing up for a produce box, the location will let the eligible senior know of a date and time to return to that location to pick up their assigned box containing 5-7 produce items with a value of $20. The seasonal produce included in the box will be provided by local RI farmers and delivered by Farm Fresh Rhode Island (FFRI). Each box will also contain nutrition, recipe, and storage information provided by the URI SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program for the produce received.

If you do not see a local location listed to sign up, there will be more RI locations added throughout the year up until December 2022. Additionally, if an eligible individual is not able to sign up or pick up the produce box from a location themselves, they may select another individual as a “proxy” to sign up and receive the produce box on the eligible individual’s behalf.

Location Participation Instructions

Locations that are interested in partnering with the SFMNP to sign up and provide produce boxes to eligible RI seniors, please view the SFMNP Bulk Purchase Location Instructions to learn how to get started. Deliveries will be occurring until December 31, 2022, and each location is able to receive a maximum of two produce box deliveries in 2022.

RI Farmer Participation

RI Farmers looking to provide produce for the SFMNP Bulk Purchase Program, please complete the Farm Survey Form SFMNP Bulk Produce Boxes - Farm Survey to initiate involvement in the program.

For a more extensive view of the program and involvement for Farmers and seniors please visit RI SFMNP 2022 Bulk Purchase For Farmers and Seniors.

For questions regarding the Senior Farmers Market Bulk Purchase Program, please contact DEM.SFMNP@dem.ri.gov.


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