Food Access Programs

Alternative Currency Programs

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Applications & Agreements

Oregon's Farm Direct Nutrition Program

Farm Direct Nutrition Program / WIC Vouchers

The Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) is a state-administered USDA nutrition program that brings more than 1.5 million dollars to Oregon farmers each year. FDNP checks are issued to families enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program and eligible low-income seniors to spend with authorized farmers selling directly to consumers. The green $4 checks are specifically for locally grown fresh, unprocessed fruits, vegetables and cut edible herbs and are valid from June 1 through November 30 each year.  

Individual vendors MUST be authorized by the state in order to accept these vouchers. Note that for this program, the market does not reimburse farmers; instead they are able to deposit the FDNP vouchers (which are $4 checks) into their bank accounts directly.

To qualify, farmers must: 
Own, lease, rent, or sharecrop land to grow, cultivate, or harvest crops on that land in Oregon or a bordering county; and, 
Sell their own produce at a farmers market or farm stand. 

Before accepting FDNP checks, farmers must: 
Complete and submit an application at; 
Participate in a brief phone orientation training, if new to FDNP; 
Sign a three-year agreement; and, 
Receive an authorization letter and program materials packet in the mail from the State.

Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB)

The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program supports local growers and SNAP participants by providing a match that increases fresh produce purchasing. 

SNAP card users can double their benefits up to $20 per market day and receive Double Up Food Bucks to be used only for fruits and vegetables that meet the following criteria:

Any variety of fresh, dried, or frozen whole or cut fruits and vegetables without added sugars, fats, oils, or salt. Includes mushrooms, fresh herbs, nuts, dried beans, and edible plant starts. 

grains, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, prepared foods, fermented foods, salsa, pickles, jams, jellies, honey, cider, juice, tea, or other foods that do not fit into the above guidelines; nonfood items.

If you sell any of the items under the "GOOD FOR" list above, you are eligible to participate! 

Please read the Eligible Produce Vendor Letter and FAQs, then sign the Acknowledgement Form

If you are not eligible, you may still receive questions from customers at the market, so please take a moment to read the Non-Eligible Produce Vendor Letter

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / EBT

Vendors selling products meeting the requirements of the SNAP program must accept BCFM SNAP tokens as payment. SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. SNAP customers may purchase tokens at the market manager’s booth using their Oregon Trail EBT cards.  Customers then use the tokens to purchase eligible goods from individual market vendors.  Tokens are in $1 denomination, wooden and say Baker City Farmers Market EBT One Dollar No Change Given in red. NO CHANGE can be given for these tokens. The customer can add products to bring the purchase up to the dollar amount. Vendors will be fully reimbursed for all BCFM SNAP tokens returned to the Market Manager.  BCFM encourages vendors to exchange SNAP tokens for reimbursement at the end of every market.  SNAP tokens must be reimbursed, at a minimum, on a monthly basis.

SNAP eligible goods include:
food intended to be eaten at home, including fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, seeds, baked goods to be taken home and plants intended for growing food. 

SNAP tokens are NOT to be used for:
non-food items, foods that are hot at the point of sale, foods to be eaten on site, alcoholic beverages, and pet foods.