The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) was established to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of and sales at farmers' markets. A variety of fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce and herbs may be purchased with FMNP coupons. Eligible WIC participants are issued FMNP coupons in addition to their regular WIC benefits each year from June through October.
Farmers interested in participating must grow their own produce, and sell from an authorized farmers' market or a farm stand which is located in the same location for the entire season. To apply with WIC FMNP (and/or Senior FMNP), a farmer must participate in a training session and abide by the rules and regulations outlined at the time of training.
For more information, or to register for a training session in your local area contact Connie Tolley with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Marketing and Development Division, by phone 304-558-2210 or by email CTolley@ag.state.wv.us