WIC provides checks to qualifying clients to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at local WIC approved Farmers’ Markets. The Farmers' Market checks are valid for one season, from June 1 through October 31.
The expansion of 'Pop-Up Farmers' Markets' to three WIC clinics and one community center helped increase the redemption rates and access to healthy local produce for families across Rhode Island. It also offers an opportunity for local farmers to reach new customers.
Some WIC Farmers' Markets across Rhode Island also include 'Fun at the Farm' events. These events provide hands-on actitivites, allowing adults and children the opportunity to learn new ways to prepare, and taste, locally grown fruits and vegetables.