COVID-19 impact on Farmers' Market services
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The Wisconsin WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides a one-time food benefit per growing season to WIC participants. Each eligible participant receives checks that are redeemed at local farmers' markets June through October.
In 2021, each pregnant or postpartum participant and each child at least 9 months old receives $30 to purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetable, and herbs at farmers' markets! In addition to checks, families receive education and tips on how to prepare fresh produce. Visiting the farmers' markets, families experience seasonal produce and meet the farmers that grow it. Approximately 1,000 Wisconsin farmers currently participate in the program.
Five things to do at your local farmers' market:
- Bring your WIC FMNP checks.
- Talk with the farmer - they are happy to answer questions about the foods they grow, how they grow it, and ways to prepare it.
- Go early for the best selection.
- Walk around the market to find what you like.
- Have fun!
To find farmers market locations and other information, contact your local WIC Office: Statewide directory of WIC Offices listed by county.
Information for market managers.
Information for farmers.
FMNP evaluation report for 2007, P-40153 (PDF)
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Sr. FMNP)