Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

We've received several phone calls and emails regarding this program, which is an offshoot of WIC (Women, Infants & Children) and involves the distribution of coupons for redemption at farmers' markets for fresh produce.

While we don't administer the program itself - locally, one would need to contact the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (scroll down to August 4 press release for further information - it's a PDF) - we can let patrons know which vendors at Market at the Square are able to accept the coupons:

Kleiss Produce (rows 1 & 2)
Blue Moon Farm (row 1)
Meyer Produce (row 1)
Brackett Farm (row 1)
Tomahnous Farm (row 2)
Roth Produce (row 5)
Clay Bank Farm (row 3)
Mileur Orchard (row 4)
Schottman's Sweet Corn (row 3)

This list is likely incomplete; it'll be added to as necessary.

For more information about the monthly farmers' markets being held onsite at CUPHD or further information about redeeming the WIC coupons, please contact Brandon Meline at (217) 531-4305.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

That is such a great program. Do you know why it is that some farmers participate and others don't? I've always wondered about that with the WIC program...