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Farmers’ Market Program



Farmers’ Market Program



The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging will again be the distributing agency for the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks in 2016.

The purpose of the FMNP, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is (a) to provide to seniors resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared fruits & vegetables from farmers’ markets and (b) to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ markets and increase sales at such markets. Questions may be directed to Lebanon Area Agency on Aging @ 273-9262.

Program highlights for 2016 are as follows:

  • Eligibility- Eligible persons must be Lebanon County Residents & must be 60 years of age or older during 2016. Household  Income guidelines are:
    • 1       Person- $21,978.
    • 2       People- $29,637.
    • 3       People- $37,296.
    • 4       People- $44,955.
    • 5       People- $52,614.
    • 6       People- $60,273.

When picking up checks, persons must show proof of residence & age. Proof of income need not be shown, it is a “self-declaration”.

  • Proxy Forms – If an eligible senior is unable to pick up their own checks, they may have an authorized person, a “proxy” pick up checks for them, provided the senior completes & signs the official proxy form. NOTE: The “proxy “ signing the proxy form must be the same person picking up the checks & signing the check register for the senior. Completed proxy forms, limited to four(4) per person, must be brought to the distribution site by the proxy in order to receive checks for the eligible senior. Blank proxy forms will be available at all distribution sites in advance.
Click here to download, fill-out and print the 2016 Proxy Form. NOTE: You need to print the form to sign it
  • Benefits- Eligible persons receive four/$5.00 checks for a total benefit of $20.00 one time during the program year.
  • Time Frames- The first day to use FMNP checks is June 1, 2016.  The last day to use FMNP checks is November 30, 2016.
  • Eligible Food- FMNP checks may only be used to purchase produce grown in Pennsylvania. FMNP checks may not be used at grocery stores.          


2016 Distribution Schedule 

 (PLEASE NOTE – Distribution times vary at each location) 

  1. Tuesday, June 7– Maple Street Senior Community Center ( 1st Floor Auditorium), 710 Maple Street, Lebanon, Pa.   NOTE: Distribution will be from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  2. Thursday, June 9–Maple Street Senior Community Center (1st Floor Auditorium) 710 Maple Street, Lebanon, Pa.   NOTE: Distribution will be from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  3. Monday, June 13Stevens Towers Apartments, 10th & Willow Streets, Lebanon, Pa.  (10:00am- 1 pm )
  4. Tuesday, June 14-Northern Lebanon Senior Community Center, 335 N. Lancaster Street, Jonestown, Pa. (10am- 12 noon)
  5. Thursday, June 16- Townehouse Apartments,  1111 Reinoehl Street, Lebanon, Pa. (10 am- 1pm)
  6. Friday, June 17- Markethouse Place Apartments, 6th & Willow Streets, Lebanon, Pa (10am – 12 noon)
  7. Monday, June 20- The Willows Apartments, 609 N 12th Street, Lebanon, Pa. (10am- 12 noon)
  8. Tuesday, June 21- Annville Senior Center, 200 S. White Oak Street, Annville, Pa.. (10am- 1 pm)
  9. Thursday, June 23 – Willow Terrace Apartments, 8th & Willow Streets, Lebanon, Pa. (10am-1 pm)
  10. Monday, June 27- Poplar Terrace Apartments, 605 S. 8th  Street, Lebanon, Pa. (10am-12 noon)


2016 FMNP Sites -- in addition to this link the following site is accepting checks from the FMNP:

Farmstead Farmers Market Farm Stand 
1976 Laudermilch Road 
Palmyra, PA 17078
Intersection of Rt 22 & 743, 6 miles N of Hershey 
Year Round Fri 8-6PM Sat 8-3PM  
Market Specifics
Yes  No  No 
Market Vendors
FMNP Hours: June - September Fridays 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM June - September Saturdays 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
FMNP Hours: June - November Fridays 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM June - November Saturdays 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Phone: 570-648-0094