Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

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Farmers' market season is May 1 - September 30. WIC participants who receive farmers' market benefits can purchase fruits, vegetables, and cooking herbs using a mobile app or a shopper card at South Carolina farmers' markets.

Farmers' Training

Farmers participating in the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program must complete a required in-person training. 

The following in-person trainings are 9:30 a.m. - noon, unless otherwise noted:

  • March 5 at Pee Dee Research & Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Darlington, SC
  • March 12 at SC DHEC, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC
  • March 13 at Spartanburg Community College, 1875 E. Main St., Duncan, SC
  • March 19 at Anderson County Extension Agency, 1428 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC
  • March 28 at Bees Ferry West Ashley Library, 3035 Sanders Road, Charleston, SC, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • March 29 at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church (Life Center), 7275 Browns Ferry Road, Georgetown, SC

For more information about trainings, please contact Michelle Yates at (803) 898-0451 or yatesmp@dhec.sc.gov.

How Does the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Work?

Select public health departments participate in the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Women and children who are certified to receive WIC are eligible to participate, but due to limited funding, not all eligible WIC participants will receive FMNP benefits.

In addition to the monthly benefits, WIC participants will receive $25 in benefits to purchase South Carolina grown, unprocessed fresh fruits, vegetables, and cooking herbs at approved local farmers' markets and farm stands.

What Can I Buy? Approved Fresh Produce:

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • 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

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

  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Where Can I Receive WIC Farmers' Market Benefits?  

Not all health departments participate in the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. Below is a list of 2024 issuing sites.

Additional Resources

 

 

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Health WIC (Supplemental Nutrition)