WIC/Senior FDNP

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 families enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program, and to eligible low-income seniors.

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FDNP recipients 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 fruits, vegetables and cut herbs. The checks are good from June 1st through November 30 of the current year.

Although checks are spent directly with 600+ authorized farms, farmers markets play a critical role in the success of the program which brings thousands of new shoppers to Oregon markets each year.

Become a FDNP Designated Farmers Market, and have your market included in the online FDNP directory at www.myoregonfarm.org. Applications must be completed annually, and new markets or existing markets with new managers will complete a brief 30 minute phone orientation.

2018 Farmers Market Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018_fdnp_market_app

Contacts

Farmers Market Application Questions:
Contact Justin Trautmann at Justin.c.trautmann@state.or.us; 877-807-0889

Farmer Authorization Questions:
Contact Oregon Department of Agriculture at 503-872-6600

General Program Inquiries:
Contact Maria Menor at maria.i.menor@state.or.us; 971-673-0056

Senior eligibility and check distribution:
866-299-3562

Resources

Market Info Booth FAQ

Oregon FDNP for Farmers and Farmers Markets

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Shopper Page

Seniors FDNP Page

2018 Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program Fact Sheet

Oregon Department of Agriculture FDNP Page