Topics on this page:
- Find a WIC farmer
- Using your Fruit and Veggie vouchers and Farm Direct checks
- Recipes and helpful hints for cooking and storing fruits and veggies
To find a Farm Stand or Farmers' Market where you can you can spend your WIC Fruit & Veggie vouchers or Farm Direct checks, check out this searchable directory of Oregon farm stands and farmers' markets.
Now there are two ways WIC helps families buy fruits and vegetables!!
Oregon WIC Fruit and Veggie voucher:
The Oregon WIC Fruit and Veggie voucher was added to the WIC food package in August 2009. All women and children enrolled in the WIC Program receive these vouchers for fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis.
WIC Fruit & Veggie vouchers come in $5, $6 and $10 denominations. WIC participants can spend their vouchers on fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables year-round at authorized grocery stores, and authorized farmers at farm stands and farmers' markets.
Farm Direct checks: The Oregon WIC has been distributing Farm Direct checks to families for more than ten years. WIC receives enough funding to offer Farm Direct checks to about 25% of enrolled WIC participants each year
The $4 checks are used to spend directly with authorized
farmers at farm stands and farmers markets. The farmers market checks are specifically for locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables and can be used from June 1st through October 31st.
What you can buy
with your WIC Fruit and Veggie voucher and Farm Direct checks (English/Spanish)