FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM KICKS OFF JULY 1
JACKSON, Tenn. – The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department is pleased to
announce the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) will kick off July 1 in Madison
This program allows Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participants to purchase fresh
fruits and vegetables at local farmers’ markets. “It provides WIC participants with locally
grown fresh fruits and vegetables,” WIC Administrator Chris Ellis said. “It also supports
local farmers and their families.”
Each WIC participant in Madison County receives three $5 vouchers in July and three $5
vouchers in August to spend at a local farmer’s market. Participants use the paper vouchers
like cash. They can only be redeemed in July and August.
Only authorized FMNP farmers can accept the vouchers. Four local farmers plan to
participate in Madison County this summer. They will be set up at the West Tennessee
Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. Some vendors also plan to set up at The WIC Center during
WIC provides healthy foods for low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding
women, infants, and children under age five. Women, infants over 4-months-old, and
children who receive WIC benefits, or who are on a waiting list for WIC certification, are
eligible to participate in the FMNP.
Call the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department at 731-423-3020 for more
information about the FMNP.