WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
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The Montana WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a federal program established to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to those enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.
The WIC FMNP is administered through county WIC offices, which oversee promotion of the program, distribution of FMNP coupons to WIC participants, and training and monitoring of participating vendors. Farmers/vendors are individually trained. The market manager does not help to coordinate the program other than potentially organizing/hosting a training at the market meeting.
It is important that all coupons are redeemed. If a new market participates and there isn’t enough produce for the demand, or if there is low participation in the program, the vouchers may go unused, and this will impact state funding.
Sign up for WIC
You can learn more about the program and find details on how to become a WIC authorized farmer at the Farm Direct Program Website .
For more information on the program, contact:
Glade Roos, WIC Farm Direct Program Manager for MT
You can also connect with the Local WIC agency in your area. The State WIC office can provide you with contact information for your local office and answer any additional questions you may have. The State WIC office can be reached at (800)433-4298 or (406) 444-5533.
WIC Farm Direct Program – How to Apply, (pdf direct download)
WIC Farm Direct Initial Questionnaire, (pdf direct download)
Farmers Market Nutrition Programs for Market Managers and Vendors, Webinar, ATTRA, Youtube Website