Farm to Family in Vermont

Farm To Family coupons help you buy locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at  participating farmers' markets. About one in four Vermonters qualifies for Farm To Family coupons.

Farm to Family is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Who is eligible?

  1. Families enrolled in the Vermont Department of Health’s WIC Program.
  2. Other individuals or families with household incomes at or below 185% of the federal poverty limit. Income limits are updated each spring. For example, the limits for the 2015 farmers' market season were $1,815 a month for a single person, $2,456 for a couple, and $3,739 for a family of four. Some of the coupons are reserved for income-eligible households that include someone aged 60 or older.

When can I apply?

The application process begins in late June of each year. Coupons are provided at the time of application. Distribution is on a first come, first served basis until all the coupons are gone. Apply early! Some offices run out quickly.

Coupons are valid for one market season.  They expire on October 31st of each year.

How do I apply?

  1. Families with a WIC participant over six months old - Apply at special Farm To Family sessions held by your local District Health Office. Get the program schedule in the June WIC Newsletter or by calling your District Health Office or 1-800-464-4343 (extension 7333).
  2. Other households - Apply through your local Community Action Agency. Call them in mid-June to find out when and where the coupons will be distributed.

What can I get?

You can get $30 in coupons as well as tips about shopping at farmers’ markets and selecting fresh produce.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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