The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Act (Public Law 102-314) was established on July 2, 1992. The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program began as a grant program in 2001 and was established as a permanent program in 2007 (Public Law 107-171). The purpose of the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to women, infants (6-12 months), children and seniors who are nutritionally at risk and to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ markets. In the district, the FMNP is branded as Get Fresh. Farmers who sell their produce in the District of Columbia and in Maryland’s Prince George and Montgomery counties, may be eligible to become an approved Get Fresh vendor.
Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
- Senior Participants: Seniors, 60 years and older, participating in the Grocery Plus (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) are eligible to receive $50.00 worth of Get Fresh checks to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and local honey from approved vendors. Contact the Capitol Area Food Bank for information on eligibility and benefit distribution sites.
- WIC Participants: Each pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum woman, infant (6-12 months) and child (1 year to 5 years of age) are eligible to receive $30.00 worth of Get Fresh checks to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from approved vendors. Contact your WIC Local Agency for more information.
Interested in becoming an approved FMNP Vendor?
- Complete the online vendor application here: Vendor/Farmer Application for Participation
- Sign the 3-year vendor agreement here: 2020-2022 Vendor Agreement
- Attend an FMNP Vendor Training by registering for one of the training dates below:
Contact: Jessie Lupo at [email protected] or 202-535-2993