FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
at WIC CLINICS
Helping Families Eat Healthy Foods
A seasonal program, the Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income mothers in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) with vouchers that can be used to purchase fresh produce for themselves and their young children during the summer.
In Tarrant County, TAFB works closely with the Department of Public Health to coordinate the distribution of vouchers and fresh fruits and vegetables at five local WIC clinics. Local farmers from the Downtown Farmers Association travel to the clinics to make the produce easily accessible for eligible participants.
In 2014, the program provided 3,721 families (5,354 individuals) with $160,620 worth of fresh, locally grown produce. In August 2015, the program served 1,372 households at five WIC clinics. The total number of vouchers redeemed during the month equate to more than 300,900 meals.
Eligible participants receive five $6 vouchers that can be used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at five WIC Clinics in Tarrant County.
»Download the summer 2015 schedule
- To volunteer with the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (available May through September), view events and register at www.tafb.org/volunteer.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program volunteers are required to have a background check and attend one of the upcoming volunteer training sessions:
- May 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- May 21 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- June 15 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.