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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.
Sign showing "Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition PRogram Checks Welcome Here"

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.
  • Shop before your local markets and farm stands close for the season.
  • 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.
sample farm direct check 

Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program Seasonality Chart

Download Chart as a PDF
Chart showing what fruits and vegetables are in season each month (English and SpanisH) 

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

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