Farm Direct Nutrition Program Check (for Senior and WIC recipients)
The Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) is a state-administered USDA nutrition program that brings more than a million dollars to Oregon farmers each year. FDNP funds take the form of pre-printed checks and go to nutritionally at-risk young families enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program, and to eligible low-income seniors.
FDNP recipients will receive green $4 checks to spend directly with authorized farmers who sell their own produce at farm stands and farmers’ markets. FDNP checks are specifically for locally-produced fresh, unprocessed fruits, vegetables and cut herbs. The FDNP checks are good from June 1st through October 31st of the current year.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Fruit & Veggie Voucher
The Oregon WIC Fruit & Veggie voucher is a monthly benefit that is given to all women and children enrolled in the Oregon WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program. WIC is a USDA public health program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors for nutritionally at-risk young families.
WIC Fruit & Veggie Vouchers come in multiple $5, $8 and $10 denominations. WIC recipients may spend their vouchers on fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, year-round, with authorized farmers at farm stands and farmers’ markets, as well as at WIC-authorized grocery stores. There are also $4 “Fresh Only” WIC Fruit and Veggie Vouchers. These blue vouchers can only be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Farmers Market eligibility
Maria Menor, Oregon FDNP Coordinator
Farmer eligibility and authorization:
- Call the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) at 503.872.6600 for an application packet.
- Once your application is processed by ODA, you will be contacted by the Oregon WIC Program to complete training. For questions about farmer training please call the Oregon WIC Program at 877.807.0889.
Women, Infants and Children
If you have questions regarding WIC participation, please call your local WIC clinic or 211, toll-free to locate the nearest WIC clinic.
Senior eligibility and check distribution