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Farmers Market Nutrition Program2018-10-03T14:50:47+00:00

FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

The San Antonio Food Bank is committed to providing nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables to those we serve.

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) allows qualified participants to buy nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables using FMNP vouchers from participating Farmers’ Market Associations to improve their diets.

The program promotes the routine consumption of healthy and fresh produce from Farmer’s Markets as part of the daily diet of the families and individuals we serve.

FMNP:

  • is not a statewide program;
  • provides resources to low-income women and children in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and culinary herbs from farmers’ markets; and
  • increases the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by helping develop or expand domestic farmers’ markets.

To learn more about FMNP, please visit http://www.squaremeals.org/Programs/FarmersMarketNutritionProgram.aspx.

Criteria for FMNP

Eligible WIC clients include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women
  • Children aged 1 – 4 years

Participants must live in the SAFB service area (16 Counties)

To learn more about FMNP qualifications, please visit http://www.squaremeals.org/Publications/IncomeEligibilityGuidelines.aspx#FMNP.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I spend Cash at markets?

A: Yes all of the Farmers Markets accept cash.

Q: Who qualifies from my list?

A: Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum mothers qualify for a voucher book and children listed ages 1-5.

Q: Can I also use my SNAP Card?

A: Most of the Farmers Markets will have the SNAP machine

Q: When do my vouchers expire?

A: Voucher expire on October 31st (Halloween)

Q: What happens if my vouchers are lost or stolen?

A: If your vouchers are lost or stolen we are UNABLE to replace them.

Q: Can I send someone to get my vouchers for me?

A: Yes, we understand it might be difficult to get out if you are expecting soon or have a brand new baby, you can send a proxy with your shopping list to receive and spend your vouchers for you.

Q: How many times a year can I get my vouchers?

A: You can receive the vouchers once per year, not monthly.

Q: What can I use my vouchers to buy?

A: Vouchers are good to purchase Fruits and Vegetables from participating Farmers’ Markets. Please reference the allowed and disallowed foods list. 

Q: What do I need to take to get my vouchers?

A: The only that we need to see is your WIC Shopping list, it is the full size paper your Clinic prints out for you after your visits.

Q: Where Can I spend my vouchers?

A: Please see approved locations below.

FARMERS MARKET LOCATIONS
*All Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers have been distributed for the 2018 season.*

Market Name

Market Address

Day

Time

Olmos Basin

100 Jackson Keller SA TX 78216

 Every Tuesday & Saturday

8am-1pm

Leon Valley Public Library

6427 Evers Rd SA TX 78238

Every Wednesday

8am-1pm

St Matthews Sports Complex

11121 Wurzbach Rd SA TX 78230

Every Friday

10am-1pm

Main Plaza Farmers Market

115 Main Ave SA TX 78205

Every Tuesday

10am-1pm

Palo Alto College Farmers Market

1400 W Villaret Blvd SA TX 78224

4th Monday

9am-12pm

San Antonio Food Bank Farmers Market

5200 Enrique M Barrera Pkwy SA TX 78227

4th Saturday

10am-1pm

Mission Marquee Plaza Farmers Market

3100 Roosevelt Ave SA TX 78214

1st & 3rd Saturday

10am-2pm

Pica Pica Plaza

910 SE Military Dr SA TX 78214

Every Wed & Fri

9am-1pm

New Braunfels Food Bank

1620 S Seguin Ave New Braunfels TX 78130

May 31st, June 28th, July 26th August 30th, and September 27th

9am-12pm

CRRC Canyon Lake

1917 FM 2673 Canyon Lake 78133

May 24th & Aug 23rd

9am-12pm

Centro Esperanza

2050A Poplar St San Marcos TX 78666

May 11th & July 20th

9am-12pm

Westside Community Center

2932 S IH 35 New Braunfels TX 78130

May 23rd

10am-1pm

Terraces of Cibolo Aps

518 Fabra St Boerne TX 78006

Thursday June 7th

9am-12pm

Boerne Park Meadows Apts

140 Calk Ln Boerne TX 78006

Thursday July 12th

9am-12pm

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are 4 — Civil Rights Texas Department of Agriculture – December 2015 Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For questions regarding the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, please contact:

MICHELLE VARGAS
830.327.6010
mlvargas@safoodbank.org