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Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Connects Wic Participants With No-cost Fresh, Locally Grown Florida Produce

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

April 17, 2017

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April, 17, 2017

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Connects Wic Participants With No-cost Fresh, Locally Grown Florida Produce

Contact:
Communications Office
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(850) 245-4111

Tallahassee, Fla.—The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Department of Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to give WIC participants access to fresh, locally grown Florida fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers markets near them at no cost. Pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women and children ages one to five who are enrolled in the WIC program can receive coupons to purchase fresh Florida produce at authorized farmers markets from April 1 to October 8.

In addition to FMNP coupons, registered participants receive a list of authorized farmers’ markets in their area and information about the nutritional importance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and some cancers. In addition, fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of many essential nutrients, including potassium, vitamin C, folate and fiber.

Once at the farmers’ market, WIC participants should look for farmer’s tables displaying a sign stating "We Gladly Accept FMNP Coupons Here." After choosing from the locally grown FMNP–approved produce available, the WIC participant should show the farmer their WIC ID card, sign their name on the coupon, date the coupon and give the coupon to the farmer.

Below is a list of authorized farmers’ markets that accept FMNP coupons and their days and times of operation.

ALACHUA COUNTY

Alachua County Farmers Market

Corner of US Highway 441 and County Road 121

5920 NW 13th Street

Gainesville, FL 32653

Saturday

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

352-371-8236

Alachua County Health Department

224 SE 24th Street

Gainesville, FL 32641

Friday

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Haile Plantation Farmers Market

Haile Plantation Village Center

5211 SW 91st Terrace

Gainesville, FL 32608

Saturday

8:30 a.m.–Noon

352-281-6017

High Springs Farmers Market

115 NE Railroad Avenue

High Springs, FL  32655

1st Saturday of each month

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Thursday

Noon–6:00 p.m.

305-206-7076

Short Stop Roadside Stand

2610 NE 39th Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32609

April–July ONLY

Monday–Friday

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

352-376-8026

Tioga Farmers Market

5211 SW 91st Terrace

Gainesville, FL 32608

Monday

4–7 p.m.

386-209-1246

Triple J Ranch Roadside Stand

695 Southeast Maid Marion Lane

High Springs, FL 32643

Monday–Friday

3:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Saturday

Noon–4 p.m.

Union Street Farmers Market

111 East University Avenue

Gainesville, FL  32606

Wednesday

4–7 p.m.

352-316-6903

BAY COUNTY

Bay County Farmers Market

2230 East 15th Street

Panama City, FL 32412

Monday–Saturday

 8a.m.–2 p.m.

850-769-2645

Callaway Farmers Market

Po Folks Parking Lot

Corner of 98 & SR 2

Callaway, FL  32404

Open June 1 – middle of July Thursday

3–7 p.m.

850-763-7359

Grand Lagoon Farmers Market

5551 North Lagoon Drive

Panama City Beach, FL  32408

Saturday & Sunday

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

850-763-7359

Lynn Haven Farmers Market

903 Ohio Avenue

Lynn Haven, FL  32444

Tuesday

10 a.m.–Dusk

850-265-2961

850-239-9388

St. Andrews Waterfront Market

3151 West 10th Street & 1201 Beck Avenue

Panama City, FL  32401

Saturday

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-872-7208

COLUMBIA   COUNTY

Lake City Farmers Market

Courthouse Parking Lot

778 NE Lake Desoto Circle

Lake City, FL  32055

Saturday

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

386-719-5766

Columbia County Health Department

224 SE 24th Street

Gainesville, FL 32641

Thursday

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

DUVAL COUNTY 

Atlantic Beach Mid-Week Market

716 Ocean Boulevard

Bull Park

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

 

Wednesday

2 – 5 p.m.

Beaches Green Market

301 Florida Boulevard

Jarboe Park

Neptune Beach, Florida 32266

Saturday

2 – 5 p.m.

Berry Good Farm Market

North FL School of Special Education

223 Mill Creek Road

Jacksonville, FL 32211

Monday & Wednesday

9:30 –11a.m.

Riverside Arts Market

715 Riverside Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Saturday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Urban Folk Farm Roadside Stand

14080 Normandy Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32221

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday &

Friday

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

White Harvest Farms Market

Clara White Mission

5348 Moncrief Road

Jacksonville, FL 32209

1st Saturday of the Month

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ESCAMBIA COUNTY 

Palafox Market

Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

220 North Palafox Street

Pensacola, FL  32502

Saturday

8 a.m.–2 p.m.

850-434-5371

Pensacola Growers' Retail

Brentwood Park

4905 North Palafox Street

Pensacola, FL 32505

Opens April 21;Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

7 a.m.– Noon

251-747-6111

 

GADSDEN COUNTY

Davis Farms Roadside Stand

9611 Hosford Highway

Quincy, FL  32351

Monday–Friday

8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

850-857-2697

Highway 27 Farmers Market

Corner of Highway 27 & CR   270

Havana, FL 32425

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Quincy WIC Clinic Market

Gadsden County Health Department

278 LaSalle Lefall Drive

Quincy, FL  32351

Monday & Wednesday

8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

8 a.m.–4 p.m.

850-875-7200

HOLMES COUNTY

Bonifay WIC Clinic Market

603 Scenic Circle

Bonifay, FL 32425

Monday & Thursday

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-547-8684

JACKSON COUNTY

Marianna City Farmers Market

2844 Madison Street

Marianna, FL 32448

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

7 a.m.–Noon

850-557-3633

LEON COUNTY

Brickyard Farmers Market

Centre of Tallahassee

2415 North Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32303

Saturday

8 a.m.–2 p.m.

 

Downtown Farmers Market

119 East Park Avenue

Tallahassee, FL    32301

Saturday

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

850-224-3252

Frenchtown Heritage Market

524 North MLK Boulevard

Tallahassee, FL  32301

Tuesday

3 –4 p.m.

Saturday

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-559-3687

Old Bainbridge WIC Clinic

Leon County Health Department

1515 Old Bainbridge Road

Tallahassee, FL 32303

Monday & Tuesday

9 a.m.–Noon

850-606-8300

Orange Avenue WIC Clinic

Leon County Health Department

872 West Orange Avenue

Tallahassee, FL    32316

Monday & Tuesday

1–4 p.m.

850-606-8300

Tallahassee Farmers Market

1415 Timberland Road

Tallahassee, FL    32312

Saturday

8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

229-263-1365

The Growers Market

229 Lake Ella Drive

Tallahassee, FL    32303

Wednesday

Noon–Dusk

850-879-6895

OKALOOSA COUNTY 

Akers of Strawberries

1054 Melton Road

Baker, FL 32531

Sunday & Saturday

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

850-537-2768

Brooks Produce Market

1301 Lee Avenue

Baker, FL 32531

Monday–Saturday

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

850-537-4521

Crestview Farmers Market

Spanish Trail Park

205 Stillwell Avenue

Crestview, FL 32536

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

7 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-689-5850

Okaloosa County Farmers Market

1954 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

7 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-689-5850

Okaloosa WIC Clinic

Okaloosa County Health   Department

221 Hospital Drive NE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Monday & Wednesday

7:30 a.m.–Noon

ST. JOHNS COUNTY 

Old City Farmers Market

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre

1340C A1A S

St. Augustine, FL 32080

Saturday

8:30 a.m. – Noon

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Berrydale Produce Market

15 miles north of   Milton

11678 Highway 87

Milton, FL 32570

Open Daily 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

850-675-4111

Highway 87 Market

Corner of Hwy 87 and Bob Tolbert Road

Navarre, FL 32566

Saturday

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-292-4530

Milton WIC Clinic

5527 Stewart Street

Milton, FL  32570

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-983-5250

Santa Rosa Farmers Market

Pace Presbyterian Church

4587 Woodbine Road

Pace, FL 32571

Saturday

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

850-957-4430

SUMTER COUNTY

Fussel Farms Roadside Stand

11669 County Road 727

Webster, FL 33597

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

352-303-5073

Sumter County Farmers Market

524 North Market Boulevard

Webster, FL 33597

Monday & Saturday

8 a.m.–3 p.m.

352-793-2021

WALTON COUNTY

 

Walton County Farmers Market

1588 U.S. Highway 331 S

Defuniak Springs, FL 32435

Saturday

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

WASHINGTON COUNTY 

Chipley Farmers Market

Near the Amtrak Station

685 7th Street

Chipley, FL 32428

Tuesday & Thursday

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday

8 a.m.–Noon

850-638-6180

Many growers/markets will alter their hours of operation   throughout the season so it is important to check with your local farmers   market for up-to-date information regarding hours of operation.

For more information about the Farmers’ Market Nutrition   Program, click here.   For more information on the Women, Infants and Children program, click here.  

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