Making the most out of your WIC benefits at Farmer’s Markets

According to the USDA  fact sheet, Pennsylvania’s Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as WIC, and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program have partnered with over one THOUSAND farmers in the Keystone State to provide fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables to eligible mothers and children.

WIC and the FMNP provides this seasonal check in addition to the regular WIC benefits. The checks aren’t just for the summer months though! Pennsylvania Farmers Market Checks expired November 30.  So stop by your local farmer’s markets to buy fresh cherries for your fourth of July picnic, crisp green spinach to create bolani to celebrate  Eid-al-Adha or find the biggest squash you can to create your families famous soup to celebrate Sukkot!

Not sure where to find the farmer’s market that is closest to you? Click here to see what markets are in your area.

Looking to find new produce to try? Not sure if a new food is ready to eat? Healthy Me PA is a great resource to find what will be the freshest and ready to eat!