Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children
WIC participants can enjoy fresh produce by taking their special $20 WIC Farmer’s Market checks to one of the 34 WIC-approved Farmer’s Markets around the state. Last year, some 31,000 WIC participants took advantage of the outdoor markets, which featured a total of 700 New Mexico farmers and growers who participated in the program.
WIC participants can get locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables when they take their WIC check to a WIC-approved Farmer’s Market. The $20 checks can be redeemed only by authorized farmers at the authorized farmer’s markets. A market has to be in operations for more than a year to qualify as an authorized New Mexico Farmer’s Market which can accept WIC Farmer’s Market checks.
WIC clinic surveys have shown that not only are WIC participants using their $20 checks, but they are returning to the Farmer’s Market two or three times a season on their own.