DC WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
Through FMNP, eligible WIC participants can receive $30 in benefits to use at the farmers’ market.
For the 2021 FMNP season, eligible participants will receive their FMNP benefits in the mail in June. Participants who did not receive their benefits in June via mail should contact their local WIC site to receive their benefits.
With FMNP benefits, participants can buy fresh, unprocessed, fruits, vegetables and cut herbs from approved vendors in DC and in Maryland’s Prince George's and Montgomery counties.
Tips for Shopping at Farmers Markets
Help us keep the farmers markets a safe place to access healthy food. We encourage all customers to:
Stay home if they feel ill, have symptoms, or have been exposed to the virus.
All customers should bring a mask with them to the farmers market. Some may require customers to wear masks.
Be mindful of social distance and frequent touching of products.
Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before/after visiting the market.
Order ahead to limit the time spent at the market.
Explore home delivery from local farms and food hubs.
Farmers' Market Season:
June 1 - October 31
Prenatal and Postpartum Women
Infants (6-12 months)
Children (1-5 years)
$30 per participant
Farmers' markets are a great way to access fresh and local food in the District. Use the DC Greens Food Resources Map to find additional healthy food options in your area.
Additional Benefits You Can Use at the Market
Matching Programs: Many farmers market match your WIC/FMNP/SNAP benefits with bonus bucks. Visit the market info table or visit the market's website to learn more.
Example: FRESHFARM Bonus Bucks
SNAP at the Market: If you are approved for SNAP your benefits can be used to purchase a wide range of eligible food items including meat, cheese, bread, fruits, and vegetables at participating farmers' markets. Go to the market info table or visit the market's website to learn more information.
DC Fresh Match is a unified coalition of farmers markets which match customers’ SNAP benefits dollar-for-dollar. Fresh Match coupons that customers receive can be used at any Fresh Match Markets.