Health and Community Services
WHAT IS PROJECT FRESH?
Project Fresh, or the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), is an initiative to use farmers markets in Michigan to make Michigan grown produce available to low-income, nutritionally-at-risk consumers.
What is a Farmers Market?
The Farmers Market is an association of farmers who assemble for the purpose of selling their produce directly to consumers.
Map to Bank Street Farmers Market
Douglass Farmers Market
100 Mile Market - People's Food Co-op
Who Qualifies for Project Fresh Coupons?
Women and children (ages 1-5) currently enrolled in the WIC program can get coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. Women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding are targeted to help meet their special nutritional needs.
How are Project Fresh Coupons Issued?
Michigan State University Extension and Kalamazoo County WIC Program are sponsoring a Project Fresh and Community Resources Fair where the coupons can be picked up on a first come, first served basis.
Date: 2015 Coupons have all been distributed. 2016 dates will be posted when available.
Where: Kalamazoo County HCS - Georgian Room (Nazareth Campus; 3299 Gull Rd.)
What to Bring: Your WIC Card & Your ID
If You Qualify, You Will Receive:
- A booklet of 10 coupons worth $2 each and can be used June 1 through October 31.
- A 15-20 minutes food and nutrition presentation- learn how to choose, store and cook fresh produce plus receive new recipes!
- Valuable information about community resources and how they can help you. Local organizations will be onsite to discuss their services.
- An opportunity to enroll in Michigan State University Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) classes, which teach basic nutrition concepts, food buying skills, proper food storage, sanitation, and management of available resources.