Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Benefit sign

Farmers Market Nutrition Program (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.

Program goals:

  • 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.

Important Dates

Date Deadline
April 1 Application to all returning growers who are not under contract yet
May 1 Application for new markets for 2024-2026 season
June 1 FMNP season starts
October 31 Last day to accept FMNP benefits
December 31 Application for returning markets

FMNP Brochures

FMNP Brochure (PDF)

Additional Languages

Rule Making Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Washington State WIC Program must update rules to reflect terminology changes in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Proposed Statement of Inquiry, CR-101

SNAP (EBT) in Farmers Markets

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

Contact us
1-800-841-1410 extension 2, select 2.