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.
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.
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
Renewing FDNP farmer resources
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 FDNP@oda.state.or.us.
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