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 2017, farmers earned approximately $1 million in Farm Direct sales to seniors and WIC families.
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.
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.
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.
New farmer 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