WIC and Senior FMNP – The Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The Women & Infant Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP) provide vouchers to program participants to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs (seniors may also purchase honey) from farmers markets.
FMNP for Customers
WIC FMNP is available to low-income mothers with young children. You can use your WIC FMNP checks to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at participating farmers markets. Please note that you cannot receive change. If you are interested in applying for WIC FMNP, call 1 (800) 841-1410 or apply for WIC FMNP online.
Senior FMNP is available to low-income seniors. You may qualify if you are 60 or older and have an annual income below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. You can use your Senior FMNP checks to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at farmers markets. Note that you cannot receive change. If you are interested in applying for Senior FMNP, please call Senior Information and Services at (206) 448-3110 or apply for Senior FMNP online.
The Department of Social and Human Services received federal approval to implement a second round of P-EBT for the 2020-21 school year. New in 2021: white P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to each eligible child instead of benefits being loaded onto a family’s existing SNAP/EBT card. These cards can be used just like a SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens at a farmers market. P-EBT cards are also eligible for SNAP Market Match, meaning that a family may swipe their SNAP/EBT card for benefits and a P-EBT card and can receive SNAP Market Match for both transactions. If you have any questions, please contact Caprice at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found here: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt
SNAP Market Match
A new program to help make shopping at farmers markets accessible to all. Click here to learn about SNAP Market Match.