February 17, 22 and 25: Virtual FMNP Farmer Certification Meetings
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is hosting virtual certification meetings for producers to participate in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) at Certified Connecticut Grown Farmers’ Markets during the 2021-2023 seasons.
All fruit, vegetable, cut herb, and honey producers selling at Certified Connecticut Grown Farmers’ Markets must attend a certification meeting to meet eligibility requirements to participate in the FMNP program.
The certification allows farms to accept the FMNP checks as payment for fresh fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, and honey from Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clients and income-eligible seniors over the age of 60. Join us to get your certification, learn more about available grant funding for your farm, and accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to expand your sales.
Below is the list of remaining meeting dates which will all be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.
- Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Monday, February 22, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Registration is now open at http://bit.ly/3qK3cjV. Questions can be directed to Erin Windham at Erin.Windham@ct.gov or 860-519-6083 or Haley Rowland at 860-895-3095.