The Iowa Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) consists of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) FMNP and the Senior FMNP. The FMNPs are Congressionally-authorized programs with the following goals:
- To provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from farmers markets and farmstands to nutritionally at-risk women, infants, children and low-income seniors.
- To increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of farmers markets, farmstands and CSA programs.
- To develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers markets, farmstands and CSA programs.