In order to accept Produce Plus checks, you must be authorized by DC Health to accept WIC & Senior FMNP which provide women, infants and children who participate in the WIC program and seniors who participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program checks that can be exchanged for eligible foods by authorized farmers in the district.
Vendors who are approved for the WIC and Senior FMNP are also approved to accept the WIC Cash-Value-Check, Produce Plus, and benefits from matching programs.
New vendors to the program need to:
Complete the Vendor Application
Complete the Vendor Agreement
Attend an in-person training with DC Health. Here is a list of upcoming trainings:
3/7/2019; Location: The Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis; Time: 8 AM – 4 PM; Sign up here
3/20/2019; Location: DC Health, 899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002; Time: 10 AM-12 PM; Sign up here.
4/3/2019; Location: DC Health, 899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002; Time: 10 AM-12 PM; Sign up here.
4/24/2019; Location: DC Health, 899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington DC 20002; Time: 10 AM -12 PM; Sign up here.
Vendors who participated in the program in 2016 and 2017 need to:
Complete the vendor application
Complete an on-line training (available soon!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to apply for these programs?
If you meet these criteria, you are.
May I only apply to the Produce Plus Program?
No. All farmers who receive Produce Plus must also be certified to accept WIC and Senior FMNP (Jessie Lupo at at email@example.com to receive the application form).
What is my “PPP Farm Number” or “Farm Number”?
If you are a new applicant, this number will be provided to you AFTER you apply. Please leave the box blank. If you are a returning participant in the program, this number is on file with the DC Department of Health.
How else can I get involved?
If you’re interested in developing a relationship with a school either for procurement, field trips, or anything else, please contact Lea Howe, our Farm to School Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications to distribute Produce Plus for the 2019 season are now closed. If you are interested in participating next year, please check back in March 2020.