NAPS is Minnesota’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program, a program of USDA administered by the Minnesota Department of Health. Channel One is the local agency for 13 counties in southeast Minnesota.

Who is eligible for NAPS?

  • People over the age of 60
  • Minnesota residents
  • Meet income guideline
  • Prepare your own meals (not living in a facility that provides meals)

NAPS participants receive a monthly food package with American cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, juices, milk, canned meat, cereal, rice or pasta and plant-based proteins like peanut butter or beans. The package also comes with a newsletter with healthy eating and other education information.

Distribution centers are located at more than 50 sites around the region, including food shelves, senior centers and senior apartment buildings. Participants may register directly through Channel One. Information needed:

  • Proof of age: a piece of identification with your birth date such as a birth certificate, driver’s license or state ID or a passport.
  • Proof of where you live: a recent piece of mail, utility bill or other document with your address.
  • Knowledge of your gross monthly income (including family members who live with you)

For more information, please contact:
Maria Villagrana, CSFP Coordinator
507-424-1704 or (toll free) 877-500-8699

Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

You are eligible to receive $30 this summer to buy fresh, locally grown produce from your local farmer’s market. Farmer’s Market checks are available to active NAPS clients. You can us the checks to buy fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. If you can’t physically visit the farmer’s market, you can have a proxy shop on your behalf. When you spend them at the farmer’s market, you will need to bring your blue CSFP ID card along with you. You won’t receive change from your checks, so be sure to make the most of each purchase.

For Summer 2020, we will mail your Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program checks to NAPS clients in:
Olmsted, Mower, Freeborn, Rice, Wabasha and Goodhue counties.

Please call Maria Villagrana if:

  • You do NOT want any Farmer’s Market checks. We won’t mail them!
  • You need to update your mailing address!
  • You need a replacement blue CSFP ID card!
  • You have any questions about Farmer’s Market checks!

Maria can be reached at: 507-424-1704 or (toll free) 877-500-8699.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Farmer’s Markets in Southeast Minnesota

Albert Lea

  • Albert Lea Farmers Market, Fountain St & Bridge Ave
    • Wednesdays, 3:30 pm—5:30 pm
    • Saturdays, 9:00 am—12:00 pm


  • Farmers Market Place, LLC, Main St & 3rd Ave NE
    • Mondays & Thursdays, 4:00 pm—6:00 pm (ends October 22)


  • Faribault Farmers Market, Central Park
    • Wednesdays, 1:30 pm—5:00 pm (July—September)
    • Saturdays, 7:00 am—12:00 pm


  • Northfield Farmer’s Market, Riverside Park
    • Tuesdays & Fridays, 7:45 am—1:00 pm
    • Saturdays, 9:00 am—11:00 am

Red Wing

  • Red Wing Farmers Market, 418 Levee St
    • Saturdays, 8:00 am—1:00 pm


  • Rochester Farmers Market, 1401 Fairgrounds Ave SE
    • Wednesdays, 2:00 pm—6:00 pm (ends September 30)
    • Saturdays, 7:30 am—12:00 pm


  • Wabasha Farmers Market, Main St & Alleghany Ave
    • Wednesdays, 3:00 pm—6:00 pm (ends October 21)
Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Information Sheet

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