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 of 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 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-3017) found on-line 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 the USDA by:
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WIC Farmers' Markets provide, fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetable to WIC participants. WIC provides vouchers to qualifying clients to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at local WIC-approved Farmers' Markets. The Farmer's market vouchers are valid for one season, from June through October.
The expansion of Pop-Up Farmers' Markets' to WIC clinics helped increase the redemption rates and access to healthy local produce for families across Rhode Island. These Pop-Up Markets also offer an opportunity for local farmers to reach new customers.
Some WIC Farmers' Markets across Rhode Island include "Fun at the Farm" events. These events provide hands-on activities, allowing adults and children the opportunity to learn new ways to prepare, and taste, locally grown fruits and vegetables.