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Farmers' Markets

California farmers provide nutritious foods to families throughout the state, the nation, and the world. The WIC Program supports the consumption of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and encourages shopping at farmers' markets. The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides one booklet of three $10 checks ($30 total) to eligible recipients for use at WIC-authorized Farmers' Markets between May and November of each year.

Find out more about the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

In August of 2019, the first farmer in California was authorized to accept the electronic Cash Value Benefit (CVB) using a wireless terminal. Currently, there are over 64 farmers authorized to accept the California WIC Card (PDF).​

FMNP Authorization Signs (PDF)​

How to Apply

Authorized Farmers' Markets List (PDF)

Authorized Farmers List (PDF)

Farmer Resources

Market Manager Resources

Training Resources

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Complaint Form (PDF)

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