The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a federal program that works to improve the health of low-income families who are current WIC participants and currently receiving benefits.
The annual FMNP benefits are designed to provide additional resources, in the form of farmers market coupons, to interested participants. This program aims to:
Once a year, qualifying participants may receive one booklet containing six (6) FMNP coupons that may be used at authorized Farmers Markets and Farm Stands to purchase fresh, Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables. Each coupon has a program value of $5.00, for up to $30.00 in FMNP coupons. Currently, WIC participants are eligible for $30 of coupons per household. The number of FMNP coupons issuance may vary each year according to available funding.
FMNP coupons are available to obtain from authorized markets as soon as February 1st. The last day to obtain coupons each year is September 30th . Coupons are valid from February 1st (or the day they’re issued) until Nov. 15th of the same calendar year. FMNP coupons expire after November 15th.
Please take into consideration that many farmers markets operate on a weekly basis, and the dates the markets are open may not correspond exactly with the deadlines listed above. Additionally, some farmers markets are seasonal, and their dates of operation affect when customers can obtain the coupon benefits. A full list of authorized FMNP sites (including dates open, addresses and hours) can be found on the Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition Program website.
To participate in WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), a person must be a current WIC participant. WIC is administered through the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS). To see if you qualify for WIC, or to make a WIC appointment, please visit the DHS website or call 1 (800) 252-5942.
For more information about the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, please visit the Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition Program website or call 833-836-8253 ext. 4.
The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a federal program, administered in Arizona by DES and Pinnacle Prevention.
All households that participate in WIC in Arizona are eligible for FMNP coupons on a first come, first serve basis until funds are expended. No separate application is necessary to obtain the FMNP coupons. Simply bring your eWIC card and EzWIC app (on your phone or mobile device) to a participating location. Once at a participating farmers market or farm stand, go to the information booth to register with market staff and obtain a coupon booklet.
If you still have questions about obtaining the coupons, please visit the Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition Program website or call 833-836-8253 ext. 4.
Arizona has several locations state-wide that provide FMNP coupons to families participating in the WIC program. Find a participating farmers market or farm stand near you that offers FMNP coupons by entering your zip code on the FMNP locations map.