Oregon State University Extension Service

Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) 2018 Info for Farmers

FDNP connects eligible seniors and WIC families with the freshest local produce available, and the wonderful farmers who grow our food. Participating farmers earned $1.4 million in FDNP sales last year!

In 2018, $1 million more in state funding is available for this program. With more funding and more eligible FDNP customers, you can help solve food insecurity in your community by bringing healthy food to eligible seniors and WIC families!

FDNP recipients receive green $4 pre-printed checks to spend with authorized farmers who sell their own produce at farm stands and farmers’ markets. FDNP recipients are nutritionally at-risk young families enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program, and eligible low-income seniors.

FDNP checks are for locally-grown fresh, unprocessed fruit, vegetables, and cut herbs. Shoppers may now use their checks from June 1 through November 30.

If you were authorized last year to accept FDNP checks: Look for a packet in the mail from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

If you are new to the FDNP: Please call the Oregon Department of Agriculture at 503-872-6600 for an application packet, if you meet these eligibility requirements:

  • You own, lease, rent, or sharecrop land to grow, cultivate or harvest crops on that land in Oregon or a bordering county, and
  • You sell your produce at a farmers market or farm stand.

How can you bring FDNP shoppers to your farmers market booth or farm stand?

For more information on FDNP farmer participation, contact the Oregon Department of Agriculture at 503-872- 6600.

Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/business-economics/marketing/oregon-farm-direct-nutrition-program-fdnp-2018-info-farmers