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Farm Direct Nutrition Program

How to use your Farm Direct Checks

  • Take your checks to any participating farmers market or farm stand. To find a location, go to
  • Look for the signs at farmer booths that say 'Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program Checks Welcome Here', or ask market staff for assistance.
  • Choose the locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs that you want to buy. Organic products are allowed!
  • Pay the farmer for your fresh produce using your checks.

Tips for shopping at farmers markets and farm stands 

  • Choose only locally grown produce (no bananas, oranges, lemons, pineapples, etc.)
  • You can use your checks one at a time, or all at once. With one farmer or more!
  • Plan your purchase since you will not receive any change.
  • Checks must be spent by November 30.
  • Keep your Farm Direct checks in a safe place. Lost or stolen checks cannot be replaced.
  • For the best selection, get there early and bring your own shopping bag.

Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program Seasonality Chart

Recipes and hints for selecting, cooking and storing fruits and vegetables

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