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2024 SFMNP Basic Rules and Regulations

  • FMNP and SFMNP checks cannot be used before June 1, 2024, or after November 30, 2024.
  • FMNP customers may buy only fruits, vegetables, and fresh cut herbs grown in Pennsylvania.
  • Recipients must sign in the “Signature Recipient or Proxy” block on the front of the checks. Do this before going to the market or take a pen with you.
  • At the market, look for stands displaying the white Farmers Market Nutrition Program poster.
  • Each check is worth $10. Farmers are not permitted to give change for purchases less than $10.
  • Program recipients may place orders online with FMNP approved farmer; however, you must pay with your paper FMNP checks. A proxy may go to markets to make the purchase for you.
  • Checks cannot be redeemed at grocery stores or other wholesalers.

Market Information

To find a farmer’s market or farm stand with eligible farmers please download the FMNP app. The PA FMNP app is available in the Google Play store and the Apple Store for free. Search for PA FMN P farmers market locator and download the app.

Or go to to search our online farmers market and farm stand database.

For markets with phone numbers please contact the market for changes to operating hours before visiting.

List of Eligible Fruits & Vegetables




Beans (fresh)CornMushroomsRadishesWinter Squash
BeetsCucumbersPeppersRhubarbYams grown in PA
Brussels sproutsGreensPeasSpinachMicrogreens
CabbageKohlrabiOkraSweet PotatoesFresh Garlic

No actual plants are permitted for purchase only the mature fruit and/or vegetable is allowable for purchase with the FMNP checks.

***Fresh cut herbs are allowed if they are used for cooking or flavoring.

  • Processed food is not allowed for purchase with FMNP Checks. Jack-o-lanterns are not allowable.
  • Citrus or tropical fruits are not allowed for purchase with FMNP checks.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition information on basic nutrition, shopping, cooking, nutrients in foods, and food safety can be found at The website also contains many different recipes.

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