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WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

This program gives eligible, pregnant or nursing mothers, infants and children enrolled in the NYS Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), checks worth $4 each to buy produce at farmers’ markets.

Am I eligible for WIC FMNP?  You must be enrolled in the WIC program in order to be eligible to receive WIC FMNP checks. Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool to find out if you might be eligible for WIC.

What Next? To find a local WIC agency convenient for you, call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides seniors with checks worth $4 each to buy produce at farmers’ markets.

Am I eligible for SFMNP? Eligibility is based on age and income; participants must be 60 years or older and have an income less than or equal to 185% of the federal poverty level.

What Next? Senior citizens interested in the SFMNP shoulIMG_6642d contact their local Office for the Aging or call the New York State Senior Hotline at 1-800-342-9871.

Where can I use my WIC FMNP or SFMNP checks? Visit the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to find a New York State Farmers Market near you. Not all markets accept FMNP checks. Look for the FMNP column in this table to determine which markets accept FMNP checks. Once at the market, look for vendors that display the sign, “We Gladly Accept NYS FMNP Checks.”

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