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Farmers' Markets and Public Assistance
The purpose of the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is to provide fresh vegetables and fruit to women, children and seniors who are nutritionally at risk and to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ market.
In the District, the FMNP is called “Get Fresh”. Seniors participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and each pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman and child (1 year to 5 years of age) participating in WIC, is eligible to receive $30.00 worth of “Get Fresh” checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from approved farmers. Farmers who sell their produce in the District of Columbia may be eligible to become an approved “Get Fresh” farmer, if they meet established authorization criteria.