WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program for WIC Participants

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) is part of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, run by the Washington State Department of Health.

Farmers Market Benefits: It's here June 1- October 31, 2024!

Who's eligible for WIC FMNP?

Women and children certified to receive WIC Program benefits are eligible for WIC FMNP. Find out about the WIC program, including who qualifies and how to apply.

Where can I get WIC FMNP benefits if I'm a WIC participant?

You can get WIC FMNP benefits from participating local WIC clinics. Ask your WIC staff about Farmers Market benefits.

What do WIC FMNP participants get?

Participants of WIC FMNP get:

  • Quick Response (QR) code giving access to FMNP benefits to spend at authorized markets or farm stores. View the five steps for How to Use Your QR Code (PDF).
  • FMNP benefits: $30.00 for each WIC participant, up to the maximum of $90.00 per family.
  • Nutrition information.
  • Helpful tips about how to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Useful information about how to prepare and store fruits and vegetables bought at Farmers Markets.

When is the WIC FMNP season?

The WIC FMNP season lasts from June 1 to October 31.

Where can participants use WIC FMNP benefits?

Participants can use WIC FMNP benefits at:

What can participants buy with WIC FMNP benefits?

Participants can buy local, fresh and unprocessed fruits, vegetables and cut herbs with their WIC FMNP benefits. Local means grown in Washington and in bordering counties in Idaho and Oregon.

Items you can buy with your FMNP benefits:

Fruits
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Asian pears
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Red and black figs
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapes
  • Ground cherries
  • Huckleberries
  • Kiwi
  • Loganberries
  • Marionberries
  • Melons
  • Muskmelon
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Seaberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tayberries
  • Watermelons
Vegetables
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Amaranth greens
  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Collard greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mizuna
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabagas
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Swiss chard
  • Tatsoi
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Yellow waxed beans
  • Yu Choy
  • Zucchini
  • Other edible greens
  • Other edible sprouts

 

Herbs
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Parsley
  • Microgreens
  • Other edible cut herbs

 

Are there items participants can't buy using WIC FMNP benefits?

WIC FMNP benefits can't be used to buy:

  • Honey
  • Dried or preserved fruits, vegetables, and herbs
  • Juices
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Baked goods
  • Eggs, seafood, meat, milk, cheese
  • Edible flowers
  • Potted plants or cut flowers
  • Non-food items

How Can I Learn More About FMNP?

You can download information here.

How to Use Your WIC QR Code

How to Use Your WIC QR Code (PDF)
Learn about using your Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits and your WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefits at farmers markets and farm stores.

Using Your WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefits

Using Your WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefits (PDF)
Learn about using your Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits and your WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefits at farmers markets and farm stores.

FMNP Brochure

FMNP Brochure (PDF)
This brochure shares ways to select and store fruits and vegetables, tips for adding fruits and vegetables into your family’s meals and snacks, and how to use your benefits at the market.

Where do I report issues?

We hope you have a great experience, but if you have difficulties, please let us know. Use this complaint form (PDF) to report issues to the Farmers Market Nutrition Team at the State WIC Office.

Who should I contact if I have more questions about WIC FMNP?

Contact the Farmers Market Nutrition Team at the State WIC Office.

Email: FMNPTeam@doh.wa.gov
Phone: 1-800-841-1410 extension 2, selection 2.