What is the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program?
The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) was established by Congress in July 1992, to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables through farmers' markets and roadside stands to WIC participants, and to expand awareness, use of, and sales at, farmers' markets and roadside stands.
Eligible WIC participants are issued FMNP checks in addition to their regular WIC benefits. These checks can be used to buy eligible foods from farmers' markets or roadside stands that have been approved by the state agency to accept FMNP checks.
Who is eligible?
WIC program participants who are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women.
A variety of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs may be purchased with FMNP checks. State agencies can limit sales to specific foods ground within state boarders to encourage FMNP recipients to support the farmers in their own states.
2019 McLean County WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
Farmers' Market checks are here!
Checks are valid July through October
New this year:
You will receive $20 in Farmers' Market checks
Your infant 6 months and older can now receive Farmers' Market checks