WIC and Senior FMNP
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The Women & Infant Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP) provide vouchers to program participants to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs (seniors may also purchase honey) from farmers markets.
FMNP for Customers
WIC FMNP is available to low-income mothers with young children. You can use your WIC FMNP checks to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at participating farmers markets. Please note that you cannot receive change. If you are interested in applying for WIC FMNP, call 1 (800) 841-1410 or click here.
Senior FMNP is available to low-income seniors. You may qualify if you are 60 or older and have an annual income below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. You can use your Senior FMNP checks to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at farmers markets. Note that you cannot receive change. If you are interested in applying for Senior FMNP, please call Senior Information and Services at (206) 448-3110 or click here
FMNP for Markets & Growers
Market managers: You must submit an application and attend trainings to receive authorization for accepting FMNP. Trainings are offered at WSFMA conferences or through direct arrangement with Washington State Department of Health (DOH). If your market is not currently participating in FMNP and is interested, please contact Katherine Flores or email FMNPTeam@doh.wa.gov.
Growers: You must submit an application to the DOH and agree to a contract in order to accept WIC and Senior FMNP checks. Your market manager can help you process checks you receive. Since you are not allowed to give change for an FMNP check, please consider giving the customer extra produce if their transaction is not for the full value of their check.
Please note the following important dates: