Farmers Market Program

Fresh produce & more food options for seniors

Important Notice about 2024 Farmers Market Program

We understand many of you look forward to the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program each year. Unfortunately, we will not be offering the program in 2024.

We know this news may be disappointing, but we're still committed to helping you access fresh produce. Our Produce for Better Health program provides boxes of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables twice a month, year-round. Call (317) 803-6042 to learn more.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to supporting your health and well-being through other nutrition programs.

Alternative Fresh Produce and Food Resources

Produce for Better Health

CICOA's Produce for Better Health program provides boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables twice a month, year-round. PBH is currently offered to most congregate meal site clients and some home-delivered meals clients in certain areas, and we are working to expand our reach within this program.

Fresh Bucks

Fresh Bucks is a nutrition incentive program that provides the opportunity for individuals and families who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), recognized as Hoosier Works/EBT in Indiana, to purchase more fruits and vegetables from local farmers at participating farmers markets in Marion County and now at Safeway Food Stores.

Fresh Bucks can be used to purchase any fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible plants and seedlings.

Find Fresh Bucks locations at

Additional Food and Nutrition Resources

Indiana Department of Health

Community Compass is a free, quick and easy tool to help find food across Indiana.

Indiana 211
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-211-9966 to connect with a community navigator 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Gleaners offers food through mobile pantries, home delivery, Gleaners2Go and their on-site food pantry, the Community Cupboard.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Indiana Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) began in 2002 under the Indiana WIC program. Indiana WIC partners with the Family and Social Services Administration Division on Aging and the local area agencies on aging (AAAs), such as CICOA, to serve eligible seniors. The AAAs determine eligibility, provide nutrition education, and distribute checks to participating, income-eligible seniors. Interested seniors should contact their local AAA for information. Not every county participates in the SFMNP.

CICOA provides farmers market checks redeemable at state-approved SFMNP markets in eight counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby.

Program Information

  • SFMNP is an annual program administered from summer to October.
  • Farmers Market benefits are available to participants at no cost.
  • Participants receive $50 in benefits to spend within 30 days.
  • Participants must be 60 years old or over, or age 55 and over, disabled and living in senior housing with congregate nutrition services.
  • We do not take “walk-ins” for farmers market vouchers. You are welcome to obtain applications from us at any time, but we will only distribute booklets during scheduled distribution days.

Contact CICOA Meals & More Service

For more information about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program:

Call: (317) 803-6042

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.