Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Register for the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Annual Training for Farmers
Annual training is mandatory for the authorization of first-year farmers and returning farmers participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Face-to-face training is required for farmers interested in participating when program operations begin in April. Returning farmers who cannot attend or would like to participate after program operation begins may attend make-up training at a later date.
What is the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program?
- Offers coupons to participants of the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) that can be used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at farmers markets;
- Promotes the purchase of local produce by working with local farmers at participating farmers markets and roadside stands; and
- Provides information about the nutritional importance of fresh fruit and vegetables to WIC participants.
What Role Does the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Play?
- Provides guidance, training, outreach and technical support to farmers markets;
- Promotes farmers market locations through WIC agencies and other community stakeholders; and
- Connects WIC participants with local farmers markets and roadside stands via informational flyers.
How Can You Help?
- Promote the program to WIC families through newsletters, mailings and digital communications; and
- Shop at farmers markets in support of your local farmers.