Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

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The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (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. During summer months, select public health departments participate in the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. Women and children that have been certified to receive WIC are eligible to participate in the WIC FMNP. WIC participants will receive (5) $5 checks ($25) to purchase South Carolina grown, unprocessed fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at approved local farmers' markets and farm stands throughout the state of SC. Participants will also learn how to choose, store, and prepare fresh produce by attending nutrition education classes. Due to limited funding and supply of FMNP checks, not all eligible WIC participants will receive FMNP benefits.

Approved Fruits and Vegetables

Farmers Market checks may be used to purchase only SC grown, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Fresh Vegetables:

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Cooking Herbs
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tender Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Turnip Greens
  • Watercress

Fresh Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Casaba Melons
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Honey Dew Melons
  • Kiwi
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears


Health WIC (Supplemental Nutrition)