Nutrition Assistance Programs
WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks now accepted year-round at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market for the purchase of fresh and dried fruit and vegetables every week! The market also accepts CalFresh (formerly SNAP, aka Food Stamps). Use your Golden State Advantage EBT Card to access your CalFresh benefits! It is quick and easy! Simply visit the information booth and slide your card through the point-of-sale device. Once approved, you will be issued scrip which may be spent with any farmer at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program Women, Infants & Children (WIC) In addition to accepting CalFresh benefits year round, the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market accepts seasonal Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC coupons. Bring your Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC coupons to the market and purchase directly from a farmer. Each eligible family receives a total of $20 in vouchers to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs during the season, from May through November. These fresh fruits and vegetables are an additional source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and iron, nutrients that are important to the health of pregnant women and their children.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) SFMNP is a seasonal assistance program aimed at increasing accessibility and consumption of fresh produce by low-income seniors. In California, the SFMNP begins in May and runs through the end of November. Seniors redeem the checks for fresh, nutritious, unprepared, and locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, and herbs from farmers directly.
Market Match In the Market Match program people who receive CalFresh (food stamps) WIC, including FVC coupons, and SSI recipients will receive $20 in vouchers weekly (while supplies last) at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market. Vouchers can only be used on fresh fruits and vegetables from certified growers. Customers, who wish to join the program, should inquire at the market Information Booth.