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 2020 FMNP season, eligible participants will receive their FMNP benefits in the mail at the end of June. FMNP benefits will not be distributed during check pick-ups or certifications at local WIC sites.

 

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.


In the District, the program is marketed as GetFresh!

Guidance for Farmers Market Customers During COVID-19  

 

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 are required to wear a non-medical cloth mask to the farmers markets.

  • Keep proper distance from food displays and surfaces and follow social distance requirements.

  • Order ahead to limit the time spent at the market.

  • Explore home delivery from local farms and food hubs.

  • Only send one family member from each household to the market.

  • Leave children, seniors, and other vulnerable family members at home.

  • Leave pets at home.

Farmers' Market Season:

June 1st  - October 31st

Eligible Participants:

Prenatal and Postpartum Women
Infants (6-12 months)
Children (1-5 years)

Benefit Amount:

$30.00 per participant

Market Resources
Produce Guides
Seasonal Recipes

There are 300 locations in the District that provide free nutritious meals to children & teens 18 years and younger while school is out. Some of these locations are at farmers' markets!

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.

Benefits You Can Use at the Market
Bonus Bucks:

FRESHFARM Bonus Bucks

Ask your farmer/market about using Bonus Bucks along with your FMNP. Not all farmers/markets accept or distribute additional benefits.

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 Market (Arcadia, Community Foodworks and FRESHFARM).  

Blueberries

Blueberries have been shown to reduce risk factors for heart disease.

Cucumbers

Made up of 96% water, cucumbers may help to improve hydration.

Mint

Mint is a good source of Vitamin A, which is critical for eye health and night vision.

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