Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
About WIC and Senior FMNP
WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) is part of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for lower income Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The WIC Program provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services.
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is part of the DSHS Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA). The Senior FMNP improves nutrition for lower income adults over age 60 with nutritious meals a variety of group settings in the community, and home delivered meals for seniors who are unable to leave their homes.
- Provide fresh, healthy, unprocessed, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs to WIC families and low-income seniors.
- Expand the awareness and sales at farmers markets and farm stores.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Washington State Department of Health–Office of Nutrition Services, and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services – Aging and Long-Term Supports Administration sponsor WIC FMNP and SFMNP.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are extending the application deadline for growers to July 1st. We will treat all our returning growers as new growers to the program.
|April 1||Application to all returning growers|
|May 1||Application for new markets|
|June 1||FMNP season starts|
|July 1||Application for new growers|
|October 31||Last day to accept FMNP checks|
|November 15||Last day to deposit FMNP checks|
All brochures are provided in PDF format.
Like WIC FMNP and Senior FMNP, SNAP (formerly “Food Stamps”) allows low-income families to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets. Washington State farmers markets that want to offer SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) can find further information at https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/farmer-producer.