* San Juan County News *

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Funders Promote Locally Grown Foods for the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

San Juan County Health and Community Services has partnered with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Orcas Island Community Foundation, the Lopez Locavores, and the Honeywell Foundation, to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands. The Market Bucks Program provides additional dollars for families participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional Program, and women participating in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, to spend at the Farmers Market this summer. This benefit doubles the amount of local foods that may be purchased, expands the number of families that are able to participate in the programs, and supports local farmers.

Don’t miss out on this great benefit! To find out if you qualify and to enroll in these programs contact San Juan County Health and Community Services at 378-4474.

San Juan Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market Checks and Market Bucks for WIC families and for Senior women, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and the Honeywell Foundation, will be given out on Saturday, June 17 and Saturday, July 15 from 10AM-1:00PM.

Orcas Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market checks and Market bucks for WIC families, sponsored by Orcas Island Community Foundation, will be given out on Saturday, July 8 from 10AM-3PM.

Lopez Island Farmers Market

WIC Farmers Market checks and Market bucks for WIC families, sponsored by the Lopez Locavores, will be given out on Saturday, July 29 from 10AM-2PM.

WIC: Nutritious Foods, Nutrition Support, Breastfeeding Support, Health Referrals 378-4474

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Washington State WIC Nutrition Program doesn’t discriminate.

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