ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Department of Health and The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) kicks off their seasonal Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in April 2016. Coupon booklets are available at all Alachua County WIC Clinics. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides eligible WIC participants with coupons to purchase fresh Florida fruits and vegetables, locally grown. The program is administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Health.
“The purpose of the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is to improve the health of women and children and to encourage the purchase of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers,” stated Candi Morris, Vendor Manager at the Alachua WIC Program. “These direct purchases increase the farmers’ share of the food dollars, keep more of the consumer dollars in local communities, and help to revitalize rural areas.”
For more information, visit the USDA’s WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program website or contact Candi Morris at 352-225-4375.
Current clients may call to inquire about the coupons, or schedule an appointment at the local number 352-225-4343 or the toll-free number, 1-800-494-2543.
The mission of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.