|Local farmer Ras Amaha selling produce at their monthly farmers market in Bordeaux, St. Thomas, USVI. |
Photo by: DaraMonifah Cooper
|New Ag Marketing Director Billy Abraham facilitated WIC Training|
- To provide WIC participants with checks to purchase locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at farmers markets.
- To provide WIC participants with nutrition education and the resources to encourage the consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.
- To increase the awareness and use of farmers markets.
For more information:
DIRECTOR, MARKETING DIVISION
Virgin Islands Department Of Agriculture
RR1 BOX 10345
Kingshill, VI 00850
Ph: (340)778-0997/8 ext. 256
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of this service?
WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy.
Who can receive these services?
- Women who are Pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby
- Children under 5 years old (including foster children)
- Families with a low to medium income (including working families who qualify)
What services are offered?
- Special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers' markets and roadside stands
- Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
How to apply?
Services are provided in 24 counties throughout the state.
Use the DHS Office Locator to find a Women, Infants and Children office in your area. Your local office can make an appointment for you and determine if you and your family qualify. WIC staff can tell you what documents you will need to bring to your appointment.