In addition to Farmers' Market Nutrition Program coupons, some states also allow you to use the vouchers for fruits and vegetables that you receive as a part of your WIC package at farmers' markets.
To see a list of states that participate in the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, go to http:// www.
Established by Congress in 1992, the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
helps provide fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to poor women and children while helping to expand sales at farmers' markets.
You can sell directly to low-income families through two federal programs, the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
To sign up, you don't have to be a full-time farmer, just a fruit and/or vegetable vendor at a participating farmers' market, says Phil Blalock, executive director of the National Association of Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP), a national non-profit umbrella organization.
A study of coupon redemptions for the Oregon 2001 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
found that 66% were redeemed at farm stands and 33% at farmers' markets (Saylor, 2003).
The National Association of Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs
links the USDA programs, states and territories, local fruit and vegetable growers, families and community members in an effort to improve the health of Americans.