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Program Overview

California WIC supports the consumption of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and encourages shopping at community farmers markets. In addition to CalFresh EBT, there are three food benefit programs available at many farmers' markets. Two of the food benefit programs supported by WIC and the other is supported by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for seniors.

Who is Eligible

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program - FMNP

The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables from farmers' markets to WIC families and seniors. Each eligible WIC family or senior receives $20 in checks each season to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs from a WIC authorized farmer at WIC authorized market in California. All WIC authorized markets must be certified by CDFA as a Certified Farmers' Market.

USDA Program Facts - FMNP Approved Produce List - FMNPFMNP Brochure...Spanish 



WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks - FVC

In October 2009, fruit and vegetables were added to the WIC food package for participants to purchase at authorized grocery stores. In May 2010 the first farmers' market was authorized to accept WIC fruit and vegetable checks. Since 2010, over 200 farmers and 35 markets have been authorized to accept the fruit and vegetable checks. For the list of authorized farmers and markets please go to the Authorized Farmer and Market Lists.

WIC Authorized Fruit and Vegetable...Spanish

WIC Fruit and Vegetable Check

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