Farmers' Market Nutrition Program [FMNP] Law and Legal Definition

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is an initiative by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables from local farmers' markets to Women, Infants and Children (WIC) recipients. The purpose of the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to women and children who are nutritionally at risk and to expand the awareness and use of farmers' markets.

The FMNP provides checks to women, infants and children through the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) and to Seniors in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for the purchase of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Under the program, the fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased with checks at farmers' markets during the summer and fall.