Development and Marketing

The Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) provides eligible low income seniors and WIC families with $4 checks to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and cut herbs from authorized farmers selling directly to consumers.  In 2015, farmers earned $1.16 million in Farm Direct sales to seniors and WIC families.

Eligible participants will receive these funds as $4 checks, specifically to purchase locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables directly from authorized farmers at farm stands and farmers markets from June 1 to October 31.

Program requirements

Eligible farmers must own, lease, rent or sharecrop land to grow, cultivate, or harvest crops on that land.  In addition, farmers must grow, cultivate or harvest fruits, vegetables or cut herbs in Oregon or a bordering county to sell fresh at a farm stand or farmers market to be authorized.

Farmers must be authorized by the State before accepting checks.

Program deadlines

To accept Farm Direct checks farmers must complete your application by October 1 and receive confirmation of your authorization from the State by October 31.

Resources

Compare Farm Direct Checks with WIC Fruit & Veggie Vouchers

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Farm Direct Nutrition Program Farmers Market and Farm Stand shopper directory

On-line directory of Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands with authorized farmers that accept checks. Website

Farm Direct Nutrition Program Guide

A training and reference guide for farmers on the Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition program. Document

Oregon Health Authority

Senior participants contact Oregon Health Authority1-866-299-3562

WIC Fruit and Veggie Voucher Frequently Asked Questions

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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants contact your local WIC clinic 1-800-723-3638


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​Contact

Main Office
Agricultural Development & Marketing
1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-872-6600
Fax: 503-872-6601
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