Paper checks are available for use at approved farmers’ markets to purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs for those active in the WIC program under the Farmers Market Nutrition program (FMNP). In order to be eligible for the WIC FMNP, you must be older than 9 months by May 31 and an active participant in WIC on both May 31 and June 1 in of the year the checks are issued.
Each eligible participant in the WIC FMNP can receive a once a year benefit in the form of paper checks to be used June 1 through October 31 at participating Iowa farmers’ markets and farm stands in the year the checks are issued. Checks can be used to purchase fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs at authorized farmers' markets and farm stands. Contact us [email protected] for more info or to check if you are eligible.