Learn About What We Do
Learn About What We Do
Together we strive to:
- Enhance the health of nutritionally at-risk New Yorkers
- Improve nutrition knowledge and food skills
- Promote use of farmers' markets by WIC families and low-income seniors
- Support New York farmers selling fresh produce at farmers' markets
- Expand and Diversify New York State fruit and vegetable production
- Promote farmers' markets for sustainable and vibrant communities
WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
This program gives eligible, pregnant or nursing mothers, infants and children enrolled in the NYS Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), checks worth $4 each to buy produce at farmers’ markets.
Am I eligible for WIC FMNP? You must be enrolled in the WIC program in order to be eligible to receive WIC FMNP checks. Fill out the WIC Prescreening Tool to find out if you might be eligible for WIC.
- What Next? To find a local WIC agency convenient for you, call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.
provides seniors with checks worth $4 each to buy produce at farmers’ markets.
- Am I eligible for SFMNP? Eligibility is based on age and income; participants must be 60 years or older and have an income less than or equal to 185% of the federal poverty level.
- What Next? Senior citizens interested in the SFMNP should contact their local Office for the Aging or call the New York State Senior Hotline at 1-800-342-9871.
- Where can I use my WIC FMNP or SFMNP checks? Visit NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to find a New York State Farmers Market near you. Not all markets accept FMNP checks. Look for the FMNP column in this table to determine which markets accept FMNP checks. Once at the market, look for vendors that display the sign, “We Gladly Accept NYS FMNP Checks.”
Farmers’ Market Brochure
- The Farmers' Market brochure, Help for Shoppers at NYS Farmers’ Markets, will help you use your SNAP benefits, WIC checks, and FMNP coupons at a local market
- Find recipes, 10 Tips, meal planning ideas, and many other resources to “Move to a Healthier You”
- Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost more. Visit “Eating healthy on a budget”
Physical Activities Guidelines for Americans
- Resources from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services available in English and Spanish
- Move Your Way: A Campaign to Promote the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines
USDA United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
- A portal to information and social media on many food and health topics including USDA Core Nutrition Messages
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
- Features the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and more
National Institute of Aging
- Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute of Aging
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York
- Fingers Lakes Eat Smart New York offers great healthy recipes and other resources