Farmers Market Nutrition Program

An average of 1.7 million recipients receive FMNP benefits each year. 

An average of 1.7 million recipients receive FMNP benefits each year. 

The FMNP was established by Congress in 1992, to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets.

FMNP Serves
  • Women
  • Infants over 4 months old
  • Children 1 to 5 years of age

FMNP serves the participant categories above that have been certified to receive WIC program benefits. State agencies may provide benefits to some or all of these participant categories.

Common Locations:
  • Farmers
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Roadside Stands

FMNP currently operates in 49 states. Check to see if your state operations a WIC FMNP.

About the WIC FMNP

FNS awards grants to states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs). The program is administered by state agencies such as state agriculture departments, health departments or ITOs.

Congress appropriates funding annual for the administration of the FMNP. Federal funds support 100 percent of the food costs and 70 percent of the admnistrative costs of the program.

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Spotlights

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Final Rule: FMNP Nondiscretionary Provisions of PL 108-265, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004

This  affirmation of an interim rule as a final rule, without change amending the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) regulations to codify three FMNP nondiscretionary provisions mandated in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. The three nondiscretionary provisions include the option to authorize roadside stands, a reduction in the required amount of state matching funds, and an increase in the maximum federal benefit level.