The Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) connects local producers of fresh fruits, vegetables and cut herbs with eligible low-income seniors and WIC families. These families and seniors purchase produce directly from authorized farmers with $4 checks distributed by the Oregon WIC program.
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.
By agreement of the Oregon WIC Program and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon WIC Program will administer FDNP in full. Oregon WIC will now provide, accept, review and approve all farmer applications. They will distribute and manage Farmer Agreements. Communications and updates to the program will be provided by the Oregon WIC Program.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture will continue to support FDNP through promotion and information.
For further information about the program and a list of the required documents, please visit the Oregon WIC Program’s resources for farmers and farmers markets.