The Farmers Market Nutrition (FMNP) program kicks off on June 1 – with Saturday being the first date that farmers can accept the checks from the Maryland Department of Agriculture for locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables, cut herbs, and honey. Participants in this program are Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Seniors over the age of 60 who qualify based on an income level. More information on the program can be found here.
Not sure if your farmers market accepts these benefits? Check this map to find out.
Many markets are also offering incentive programs which match some or all of the federal nutrition benefits programs available at farmers markets – FMNP, the WIC Fruit & Vegetable Check (FVC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Check back here soon for more listings and information on where to find matching programs to maximize federal nutrition benefits programs.