2015 SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (SENIOR PROJECT FRESH/MARKET

2015 SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (SENIOR PROJECT FRESH/MARKET

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2015 SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (SENIOR PROJECT
FRESH/MARKET FRESH)
AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARKET MASTER AND FARMER
PLEASE NOTE: THE MARKET MASTER RETAINS THE ORIGINAL. DO NOT SEND
COPIES TO OFFICE OF SERVICES TO THE AGING
Market Master Name (Legal Name):
_______________________________________________________________________________
Market Master Address:
_______________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ( ) ____________________County/Local
Agency_______________________________ This agreement by and between
______________________________________ Market Master, and
____________________________________________________________Farmer,
whose address is _____________________________________________________
is effective between May 1, 2018
and December 31, 2018. This agreement is for the purpose of
authorizing the above-mentioned Farmer to accept Senior Project
FRESH/Market FRESH coupons at
_____________________________________(Market Location) from authorized
Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH participants in exchange for
eligible products.
SECTION I BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE FARMER AGREES TO:
(a) Have the client sign the coupon and verify that the client’s
signature on the Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupon matches the
signature appearing on the coupon holder.
(b) Display a sign, provided by the state agency, stating “Senior
Project FRESH/Market FRESH Coupons Welcome Here.”
(c) Not to accept Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons outside of
their date of validity.
(d) Display the prices of all authorized products.
(e) Be a grower of some of the products that are exchanged for Senior
Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons. NOTE: A grower is an individual or
group that has a plot of land or garden that is wholly or partially
dedicated for growing produce.
(f) Provide only eligible, locally grown, products in exchange for
Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons. Michigan considers produce
to be locally grown if it is grown within the borders of the state of
Michigan or in those counties of the states of Ohio, Indiana and
Wisconsin which directly border the state of Michigan. Farmers can be
asked to prove, upon request, that all produce provided in exchange
for Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons is eligible, locally
grown produce.
(g) Not give cash change for purchases of less than the value of the
coupon(s).
(h) Provide eligible locally grown products at the current price or
less than the current price charged to other customers.
(i) Not allow the return of products purchased with Senior Project
FRESH/Market FRESH coupons in exchange for cash or for non-food items.
(j) To be monitored by the Market Master or the state agency for
program compliance.
(k) Not provide cash or credit in exchange for Senior Project
FRESH/Market FRESH coupons.
(l) Not collect sales tax on Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH
purchases.
(m) Not redeem Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons from
unauthorized sources.
(n) Not charge the Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH program for food
not received by the clients.
o.
Not redeem Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons for non-food
items
SFMNP AGREEMENT
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SECTION II THE MARKET MASTER AGREES TO:
(1) Collect and submit properly redeemed Senior Project FRESH/Market
FRESH coupons from the Farmer to the state agency for reimbursement,
and timely account for and pay the farmers for those coupons.
(2) Provide training to the Farmer on the rules and regulations of the
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (Senior Project FRESH/Market
FRESH).
SECTION III SANCTIONS
A Farmer and/or his/her employees who violate provisions (a), (b), (c)
or (d) of Section I of this agreement will receive a warning letter
from the state agency for the first complaint of a violation. After
receipt of the warning letter, a pattern of two violations will result
in the state agency disqualifying the Farmer from accepting Senior
Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons at any location in the State of
Michigan for a period of one year.
A Farmer and/or his/her employees who violate provisions (e), (f) or
(g) of Section I of this agreement will receive a warning letter from
the state agency for the first complaint of a violation. After receipt
of the warning letter, a pattern of two violations will result in the
state agency disqualifying the Farmer from accepting Senior Project
FRESH/Market FRESH coupons at any location in the State of Michigan
for a period of two years.
A Farmer and/or his/her employees who violate provisions (h), (i),
(j), (k), (l), (m), (n) or (o) in Section I of this agreement will be
subject to the state agency disqualifying the Farmer from accepting
Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons at any location in the State
of Michigan for a period of three years for the first violation.
A Farmer who has been denied authorization by a Market Master to
accept Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons or who has been
disqualified by the state agency from participation in the Project
FRESH Program may appeal to: Market FRESH Program, Michigan DHHS Aging
and Adult Services Agency, 333 South Grand Ave. 4th floor, Lansing MI.
48933. The appeal must be in writing and received within 21 days of
notification of an authorization denial or disqualification.
SECTION IV CERTIFICATION:
The Farmer, through signature below, accepts all terms of this
agreement. This agreement becomes valid only upon signature of the
Farmer and the Market Master.
FARMER:_______________________________________________________________________
Name (type or print)
_______________________________________________________________________________
Signature Date
MARKET
MASTER:_______________________________________________________________________
Name (type or print)
_______________________________________________________________________________
Signature Date
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture
policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To
file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of
Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.,
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202)
720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.