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 2017 Sample - VOIDFDNP 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.

As we look forward to the continuation of the FDNP program in 2017, we are ever grateful to the more than 570 farmers who accepted more than $1.2 million in Farm Direct Nutrition Program for Oregon last year! And Thank You to the Farmers Market Managers who support this program every year!

The current application for 2017 FDNP designation is now due, so that your market may be included in the printed shopper directories!

-Click this link to apply ASAP, if you have not done so yet: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyPeopleFamilies/wic/Documents/vendor/fdnp--farmers-market-application.pdf

Contact Justin Trautmann at Justin.c.trautmann@state.or.us or call toll-free 877-807-0889 with your questions about the market application process.

Oregon Department of Agriculture began mailing 2017 FDNP application materials to farmers on March 1st. Contact ODA at 503-872-6600 with any questions you may have about the farmer application process.

Please e-mail Maria Menor, Oregon WIC Program – Vendor Team Coordinator, at maria.i.menor@state.or.us; or call 971-673-0056 with your questions about the program. “Best wishes as you prepare for the market season!” ~ Maria Menor


Farm Direct Nutrition Program Updates 1 – 2017 Membership Dinner

Farm Direct Nutrition Program Updates 2 – 2017 Membership Dinner

Farm Direct Nutrition Program Updates 3 – 2017 Membership Dinner

Farm Direct Nutrition Program Updates 4 – 2017 Membership Dinner


Oregon Department of Agriculture FDNP Page

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) FDNP Page

Seniors FDNP Page

2017 Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program Fact Sheet

Farmers Market eligibility
Maria Menor, Oregon FDNP Coordinator
Phone 971.673.0056

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