Indiana Department of Health administers the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). While separately regulated, because of similarity between the two, Indiana chooses to administer them under a single, consolidated state plan of operation.
The programs goals are to provide participants with fresh, locally grown, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and edible herbs and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets. Produce may be purchased only from WIC-approved farmers at WIC-approved selling locations.
Applicants must live within a participating service area of the local agency and have gross household income of not more than 185% of current federal poverty income guidelines.
Applicants to SFMNP must be at least 60 years old (or at least 55 years old AND living in housing that is primarily elderly-occupied AND where congregate nutrition services are provided).
Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.