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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 is a partnership between market managers and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). DOH authorizes growers, farmers markets, and farm stores to accept FMNP checks for a two year period. Both the farmers market and the farm vendor need to be approved based on eligibility rules. Farmers markets need at least five produce farmers who grow and sell fresh fruits and vegetables. If your market is not currently participating in FMNP and is interested, please contact Katherine Flores or email FMNPTeam@doh.wa.gov.

FMNP for Markets and Growers

Market managers 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).

Growers 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:

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More information about FMNP

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

Find a market that accepts FMNP

Washington State Farmers Markets

with WIC and Senior FMNP Matching Programs:

MarketMatch RateMarket Season
Chimacum Farmers Market$20 match for WIC and Senior FMNP checksJune-October
Sunday
Port Townsend Farmers Market$20 match for WIC and Senior FMNP checksApril-December
Wednesday & Saturday
Tacoma - 6th Avenue Farmers Market$5-$10 per day for Seniors who qualify for FMNP and bring their original envelopeJune-August
Tuesday
Tacoma - Brodway Farmers Market$5-$10 per day for Seniors who qualify for FMNP and bring their original envelopeMay-October
Thursday
Tacoma - Eastside Farmers Market$5-$10 per day for Seniors who qualify for FMNP and bring their original envelopeJune-August
Wednesday
Tacoma - South Tacoma Farmers Market$5-$10 per day for Seniors who qualify for FMNP and bring their original envelopeJune-August
Sunday
Stevenson Farmers Market$20:$20 for WIC and Senior FMNPJune-October
Saturday
White Salmon Farmers Market$5 match on WIC and Senior FMNPJune-October
Tuesday