Washington State WIC
Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program supports families that qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program to buy locally grown fresh produce
Benefits of WIC FMNP
Connects families to local sources of fruits and vegetables. In 2011, 52,500 people bought Washington grown fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers markets and farm stores.
Supports nutrition education provided at WIC clinics. Fifty-five WIC agencies provide the FMNP coupons and tips on the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables to young families.
Promotes and increased sales of Washington grown produce. Total farm sales from the WIC FMNP, in 2011 were $764,500.
Supports local communities and economies. In 2011, 887 farmers participated in the WIC FMNP at 130 farmers markets and 76 farm stores.
How the Program Works
Washington Department of Health approves farmers’ markets, farm stores, and growers to accept FMNP checks.
Participating WIC clinics give out packets of $5 checks at a value of $20 to eligible clients across the state from June through September.
Checks are used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at approved farmers markets July through October 31.
The Washington State Department of Health manages the WIC FMNP.
Prevention and Community Health
Washington State Department of Health
P.O. Box 47866
Olympia, WA 98504-7886
Direct Line: (360) 236-3628
Fax Line: (360) 236-2345
Toll Free: 800-841-1410 ext 3710
Washington State WIC Nutrition Program
The Washington State WIC Nutrition Program is an equal opportunity program.
Toll free: 1-800-841-1410