I understand and hereby agree to abide by the Rules and Procedures of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and in Training Manual amendments to rules that may be declared at markets and/or mailed to me.
In compliance with USDA's regulations, I acknowledge that I have received training by submitting this completed form. I understand and agree that it is my responsibility to submit these forms.
A value is required.
Please notify the Bureau of Health Promotion 785-296-8916 if any of the above information changes.
The farmer shall:
- provide such information as the State agency shall require for its periodic reports;
- assure that SFMNP checks are redeemed only for eligible foods;
- provide eligible foods at the current price or less than the current price charged to other customers;
- only accept checks within the dates of their validity and submit checks for payment within the allowable time period established by the State agency;
- treat SFMNP checks as they would cash;
- in accordance with the procedure established by the State agency, mark each transacted check with the farmer identifier and take to your local bank for redemption;
- accept training on SFMNP procedures and provide training to farmers and any employees with FMNP responsibilities on such procedures;
- agree to be monitored for compliance with SFMNP requirements;
- pay the State agency for any checks transacted in violation of this agreement;
- offer SFMNP recipients the same courtesies as other market customers;
- comply with the nondiscrimination provisions of USDA regulations.
The farmer shall not:
- collect sales tax on SFMNP check purchases;
- seek restitution from SFMNP recipients for checks not paid by the State agency;
- issue cash change for purchases that are in an amount less than the value of the check(s).
Neither the State agency nor the farmer has an obligation to renew the agreement. Either the State agency or the farmer may terminate the agreement without cause after providing 30 days advance written notification. The State agency may deny payment to the farmer for improperly redeemed SFMNP coupons or may establish a claim for payments already made on improperly redeemed checks. The State agency may disqualify a market and/or farmer for program abuse with a minimum of 15 days advance written notice. A farmer may appeal an action of the State agency denying his/her application to participate, imposing a sanction, or disqualifying him/her from participating in the SFMNP. Eligible foods are all fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and honey that are locally grown by the certified producer (please refer to eligible list of foods).