Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
For Seniors – About the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
- The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income eligible seniors “vouchers” to use at area farmers’ markets and participating roadside stands to help stretch their food dollars.
- You must be 60 years of age or older, (or a Native American 55 or older).
- Each household will receive $25 in vouchers or coupons to use at farmers’ markets to purchase fruits and vegetables only.
- Vouchers will be distributed on a “first-come, first-served” basis at several locations around the county, and there will be vouchers reserved for each site. If more people show up than we have allocated vouchers, we will create a waiting list in case there are more vouchers available later.
- Vouchers can be picked up by proxy; be sure to have the eligible person’s complete address, phone number and date of birth.
- Vouchers are available in early spring and information is sent to the county newspapers about voucher pickup sites and times.
For Seniors – Dodge County Residents
- The Dodge County SFMNP is administered by the Nutrition Educators in the Dodge County UW-Extension Office. Contact the Dodge County UWEX Office at: 920-386-3790.
For Seniors – Columbia County Residents
- The Columbia County SFMNP is administered by the Nutrition Educators in the Columbia County UW-Extension Office. Contact the Columbia County UWEX Office at: 608-742-9680.
For Seniors – Jefferson County Residents
- The Jefferson County SFMNP is administered by Community Action Coalition in Watertown. Contact their office at: 920-262-9667
For Vendors – Obtain Authorization to Sell Authorized Food to SFMNP Participants
- State of Wisconsin information about how to obtain authorization to sell authorized food to participants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs (SFMNP).
- Vendors: Get Authorized in Dodge County to Accept WIC and SFMNP Vouchers (5/23/12)
- Fill out paperwork at the Dodge County Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) office.
- Call ahead to schedule a short appointment. Vendors who fill out paperwork, and sell Wisconsin-grown produce, can qualify to accept WIC and Senior FMNP Vouchers.
- To schedule an appointment, call Ashley Young at 920-386-4013. Her current office hours are: Mondays – Wednesdays: 8 am – 4:30 pm and Thursdays: 8 am – 12 pm.
- Dodge County WIC Office Location:
Office Building, 143 E. Center St., Juneau, WI 53039, Main phone number: 920-386-3670
Southeast WI Farm Fresh Atlas – Find Markets or Advertise Yours
- Available at a variety of locations in Southeastern Wisconsin including local libraries, businesses, convention and visitor bureaus, municipal buildings, farmers markets, county fair, and local events such as dairy breakfasts.
- Vendors can apply each year to be listed in this directory. http://www.farmfreshatlas.org/southeast/
Interested in Selling at a Farmers Market?
- Contact your municipality for local rules, regulations, costs and permits.
- Contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) for food-related rules, regulations and licensing.
- Review the resources listed below.
WI Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (WDATCP)
- On-Farm Food Safety for Fruit & Vegetable Growers
- WI Food Safety Regulations
- An easy to use chart that explains the state requirements by type of product you are producing and the market you sell to
- Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide
- A direct link to the entire guide which covers all aspects of local food marketing and licensing
- Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide (PDF, 132 pages)
- Chapter 4 Excerpt from WI Local Food Marketing Guide – “Rules, Regulations, Licensing and Liability”
- Wisconsin requirements by market for all types of food products.
- Chapter 4 Excerpt (PDF, 26 pages)
UWEX Farmers Market Resources
- UWEX – Wisconsin Farmers’ Market FYI Page
- This site is devoted to sharing information between farmers’ markets in Wisconsin.
- This blog is a place where farmers’ market managers can meet and share information. http://fyi.uwex.edu/farmersmarkets/about/
- UWEX – Helpful Publications from The Learning Store
- “Resources for Direct Marketers in Wisconsin”
- ALL UWEX publications: http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Default.aspx
- “Resources for Direct Marketers in Wisconsin”
- UWEX – Wisconsin Horticulture
- For information that may be useful to farmers’ market producers, type farmers market in the search box in the page’s top left corner: http://hort.uwex.edu/
For Budding Food Entrepreneurs – Need a Licensed Kitchen to Start a Business?
- The Watertown Farm Market Kitchen is a clean, state-inspected and licensed, fully equipped professional shared-use kitchen and food production facility. Users pay hourly rates forthe time they use.
Oconomowoc Winter Farmers’ Market (November – March)
- A winter farmers market with food and informational programs for consumers and producers
- Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market – Details and Programs