FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
at WIC CLINICS
Helping Families Eat Healthy Foods
For the 2014 summer schedule of FMNP Farmers Markets at Tarrant County WIC Clinics, download the brochure (pdf).
A New Approach
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and Tarrant Area Food Bank are teaming up again in 2014 to to encourage low-income mothers and their young children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP),*
administered by the state agricultural department and coordinated by the food bank, brings fresh produce from local farmers to recipients of public nutrition benefits.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) at Tarrant County WIC Clinics
A seasonal program, the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) with vouchers that can be used to purchase fresh produce during the summer.
In Tarrant County, TAFB works closely with the Department of Public Health to coordinate the distribution of vouchers and fresh produce at five local WIC clinics. Eligible participants will receive five $6 vouchers than can be used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetable on site from the Downtown Farmers Market Association.
In 2013, the program provided more than 3,300 families with almost $92,000 worth of fresh, locally grown produce. The Downtown Farmers Market Association brought its fresh fruits and vegetables to five Tarrant County WIC clinics. Volunteers gave the WIC clients books of coupons (vouchers) supplied by the TDA, after which participants were able to select their produce.
- For more information,
Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
- To volunteer with the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (available May through September), view events and register at www.tafb.org/volunteer.