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 2018, farmers earned approximately $1.8 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 November 30.

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.

Important changes for 2019

There are important changes to our farmer authorization process. After the State reviews your application and you are approved, the Oregon WIC Program will send you a copy of the Farmer Agreement to sign. You must sign the Farmer Agreement and return it to be authorized by the State. This applies to new and renewing farmers. If you are new to FDNP you must also complete a mandatory training before you are fully authorized to participate in the program. ​

New FDNP farmer resources

New FDNP Farmer Instructions

Instructions for farmers new to FDNP

FDNP Farmer Training Information

Training information for farmers new to FDNP

FDNP Farmer Application Form

FDNP farmer application fillable form

​Renewing FDNP farmer resources

Renewing FDNP Farmer Instructions

Instructions for farmers renewing with FDNP

FDNP Farmer Application Form

FDNP farmer application fillable form

Updates to FDNP farmer information​​

If you have any updates, such as a new farm stand location or changes to your farm contact information, please email​

Please include your farm name and ID # in the email message and any changes you would like us to make. ​​

General program resources

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. Oregon Farm Direct website

Oregon Health Authority

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

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

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



Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP)
Agricultural Development & Marketing
1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-872-6600
Fax: 503-872-6601