Columbia County Farmers' Market Nutrition Program WIC Clinic Market
March 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbia County – The Columbia County Health Department and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is proud to announce that Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Coupons are now available for qualified WIC participants. Pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women and children ages one to five who are enrolled in the WIC Program can receive coupons to purchase fresh Florida produce at the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) WIC Clinic Market, located in the back-parking lot of the Columbia County Health Department and will operate on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. FMNP WIC Clinic Market allows WIC participants and the public to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce.
The Alachua WIC Program is very excited to have the Farmers’ Market at the Columbia County Health Department. “We feel that having the Farmers’ Market here will enhance health of nutritionally at-risk residents, promotes the use of the farmers’ market by WIC families and low-income residents, encourages expanded and diversified fruit and vegetable production here in Columbia County, and promotes the development of farmers’ markets as a component of sustainable, quality communities.” states Candi Morris, Administrative Assistant with the Alachua WIC Program.
The market is open to all Columbia County residents. Customers will be able to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables using either their WIC/Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Coupons, cash or debit/credit card at the market.
For more information please contact Candi Morris at (352) 225-4375
The mission of the Florida Department of Health in Columbia County is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.