Health Services: Women, Infants & Children
The Farm Direct Program combines the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program with the WIC Program in a way that authorizes individual Farmers to accept both WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Benefits (FMNP) and WIC Fruit & Vegetable Benefits (FVB) with a single Agreement. Authorized Farmers may sell their Farm Direct eligible produce in a Farmers' Market, at a roadside stand, from the back of a truck, at their farm, or "u-pick" style!
Participating in the Farm Direct Program provides Farmers with additional sales opportunities, promotes the production of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, and helps support the local economy.
Farm Direct provides WIC families with the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables directly from authorized Montana Farmers. WIC participants will have a wonderful array of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from to feed their families, which may help reduce some of the barriers to a healthy diet that many low income families experience.
FARM DIRECT Coordinator: Arwyn Welander - 258-4827