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Apply for the 2024 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

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Fresh Produce for New Mexico Seniors

The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is now offering Electronic Mobile and Shopper card benefits up to $50 to senior adults (over age 60) for Non-Native American and senior adults (over age 55) for Native American, who live in New Mexico, to buy locally grown fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, and honey from select farmers’ markets, mobile farmers’ markets, and roadside stands across the state.

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Senior Applicants

What is the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program?

We are a NM Department of Health-WIC program, that promotes a healthy lifestyle to you as a participant, so you may:

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less,
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables,
  • Assist with reducing your intake of sugary drinks by drinking water instead, and
  • Increase your physical activity

By providing, State & Federal benefits (FMNP, SFMNP, FMNEP) to eligible WIC and Senior Participants in New Mexico to purchase locally grown:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • (Honey-Seniors only)

From authorized NM farmers at farmers’ markets, mobile markets, roadside stand or farm stores


To qualify, you must be at least 60 years of age (non-Native American), or 55 years of age and a member of an Indian Tribal Organization and meet the following income guidelines.

Eligibility is determined by household size, but benefits are distributed individually, meaning any others in your household also meeting the age and income requirements may apply for and receive their own benefits.

Income Eligibility Guidelines


How to Apply

Do not wait! Benefits are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Between February 15, 2024, and September 15, 2024, or until benefits are gone, whichever happens first

To complete an application:

Should you apply after September 15, 2024, or you are told benefits are no longer available, you will be added to a waitlist and contacted if additional farmers market benefits become available.

If You Qualify

You will receive a shopper card with your one-time annual benefit of up to $100.00 to purchase eligible foods from authorized farmers.

Using Benefits

Shopper Card:

  • Visit your local Farmers Marke, Roadside or Farm Stands
  • Inform vendor you are paying with WIC Shopper Card
  • You may ask vendor for your balance
  • Provide card to vendor to checkout
  • Vendor will scan QR code
  • You must enter your 4-digit pin provided to you. The pin is used to approve the
    with the vendor.