wic farmers' market 

The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program provides vouchers, known as Farmers Market checks. With these checks, participants can buy fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and fresh cut herbs at approved farmers markets throughout Wisconsin.

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How it works

  • WIC families are eligible to receive Wisconsin Farmers’ Market checks each year beginning June 1.
  • Farmers’ Market checks can only be used at local Farmers’ Markets to buy locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs.  Farmers’ Market checks will not be accepted by grocery stores because they often do not have fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers.
  • The farmers will help families identify foods that can be bought with Farmers’ Market checks.  Farmers’ often give participants ideas on how to prepare the foods that they buy.
  • The local WIC office can provide recipes for foods that are commonly purchased at the Farmers’ Market.

APPROVED FOODS

 
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Vegetables
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Fruits
    • Apples
    • Berries (all)
    • Cherries
    • Grapes
    • Ground cherries
    • Melons
    • Pears
    • Plums
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Herbs
    • Basil
    • Chives
    • Cilantro
    • Cutting celery
    • Epazote
    • Garlic
    • Garlic chives
    • Horseradish
    • Lemon balm
    • Lemon grass
    • Lovage
    • Marjoram
    • Mint
    • Oregano
    • Parsley
    • Rosemary
    • Sage
    • Summer savory
    • Sorrel
    • Tarragon
    • Thyme
 
Non-Eligible Items

Foods that are not approved to be sold with FMNP checks include, but are not limited to:

Processed fruit or vegetable products such as jams/jellies, popcorn, juices/cider, baked goods of any kind including pies and breads.

Dried beans/peas, cheese, eggs, meats, honey, syrup, nuts, seeds, ornamental corn, flowers/plants, and other non-food items.

 

For a list of participating farmers, contact the WIC office at 800-246-5743