WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to eligible women, children, and seniors.
- Increases the intake of fruits and vegetables.
- Expands the use of farmers markets, farm stores, and community supported agriculture programs.
- Increases sales of Washington grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program is part of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. The WIC Nutrition Program provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services to low-income families.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is part of the Senior Nutrition Program. The Senior Nutrition Program improves nutrition for low-income adults over age 60. The program provides nutritious meals in a variety of group settings in the community and home delivered meals for seniors who are unable to leave their homes.
The United States Department of Agriculture and the State of Washington fund the WIC and Senior Farmers Market programs. The programs are administered by Washington State Department of Health, along with Department of Social and Health Services, Washington State Farmers Market Association, local WIC Clinics, Area Agencies on Aging and Senior Nutrition Providers. The FMNP follows the Washington Administrative Code (Chapter 246-780 WAC).
Click on Washington Administrative Code for more information.