Farmer Application Package Details

last revised 05/31/22 at 1:18 pm

Farmer Application Package


The FMNP provides paper checks for WIC and Senior participants to purchase fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables from June through November. This program expands the awareness of the variety of local fruits and vegetables that can be found at farmers markets and has the potential to increase farmer sales.

There are two United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs available for farmers to participate in:      

- The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) for WIC and Seniors (SFMNP)              

- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Fruit & Vegetable Benefit (FVB)


The FMNP provides paper checks for WIC and Senior participants to purchase fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables from June through November. This program expands the awareness of the variety of local fruits and vegetables that can be found at farmers markets and has the potential to increase farmer sales.


In addition to the FMNP checks, the WIC Program provides fruit and vegetable benefits electronically to WIC participants to purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets and grocery stores throughout the year. The system used to process electronic WIC benefits is known as eWIC.


Only Farmers authorized by or applying for authorization by the Maryland State Department of Agriculture (MDA) to accept FMNP checks (WIC FMNP & Senior FMNP) are eligible to submit an application to the WIC Program requesting approval to accept eWIC FVBs. To simplify the process for you, one application has been created that is shared between the two Departments and allows you to apply for FMNP or FMNP and WIC FVBs at the same time. Participation in the WIC Program to accept FVBs is not required.


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  • $0.00

    Application Fee

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Instructions

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  1. Create a Maryland OneStop Account

    If you do not have a Maryland OneStop account, click Register in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Enter your first name, last name, email address, and create a password, then click Register.

  2. Verify Your Maryland OneStop Account Email

    Once you have submitted your information to create an account, you will receive an email from onestop.support@maryland.gov. Click the "Verify Your Email" button in the email.

  3. Complete the Farmer Application Package

    Log in using the email and password you created and click the Apply Online button to complete your Farmer Application Package.

  4. Farmer Agreement Form

    Once Approved and trainings are completed, you will be required to sign the Farmer Agreement Form.

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What Happens After Submission

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  1. Application Package Submission

    Submit the completed Application Package for Review by FMNP

  2. Once Approved

    Once Approved, Farmer Agreement Form will be sent out after Trainings have be completed and notated by FMNP Representative.

  3. Farmer Agreement Form

    Farmer will be required to sign the Agreement Form after Approval.

  4. Department of Health Signatory

    Department of Health signatory will sign Agreement Form after all steps are completed and approved by applicant and FMNP Representative.

Agency/Contact

Form Issuer - Information

Who issues the Form?

Contact Information

Weida W. Stoecker

Email: weida.stoecker@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 841-5776

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