General Information

The New Jersey Department of Health's WIC Office oversees two Farmers' Market programs: the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) works with local farmers to provide unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs for the nutritional health of New Jersey’s women, infants and children while expanding public awareness and use of the local farmers’ market. Annual funding determines the number of WIC participants the FMNP serves each year.

Each eligible WIC participant receives a total of $20.00 for the season to purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers. Participants receive their FMNP checks during their regular WIC visit to the local WIC agencyGrocery stores and other food markets cannot accept WIC FMNP checks. The FMNP checks are issued one time for the entire season, starting from June 1 to September 30, and the program operates from June 1 to November 30 each year.  For additional information regarding WIC FMNP, please contact your local WIC agency.

 

Family Size  Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly

1

$22,311 $1,860 $930 $859 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $1,252 $1,156 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $1,575 $1,453 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $1,897 $1,751 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $2,219 $2,048 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082 $2,541 $2,346 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $2,863 $2,643 $1,322
8 $76,422 $6,371 $3,186 $2,941 $1,471
For Each Additional Family Member, Add: $7,733 $645 $323 $298 $149

 

 

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) promotes nutritional health among New Jersey’s senior citizens by providing them with locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Last Reviewed: 7/12/2017