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Obesity Prevention - Farmers’ Market Nutrition Assistance Programs
All Alaskans should have access to fresh, healthy, local foods. Nutrition assistance programs help make healthy, local foods more affordable for low income Alaskans and provide more revenue for Alaska’s farmers and small food businesses.
WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program) participants currently enrolled in WIC receive $25 in coupons to purchase fresh local fruits, vegetables and herbs at a participating farmers’ market.
Low-income seniors can get $25 in coupons to purchase fresh local fruits, vegetables and herbs at participating farmers’ markets.
For more information about WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs, visit the Alaska Family Nutrition Program website
, or call 907-465-3100SNAP (Food Stamps) at Farmers’ Markets
Some farmers’ markets accept SNAP benefits (known as Quest in Alaska). The Alaska Division of Agriculture provides a list of markets that take the Quest card
Farmers’ markets and farm stands can sign up to accept SNAP through the USDA website, www.fns.usda.gov/snap/ebt/fm.htm
, or call 1-877-823-4369.
Quest at the Market: Cooking with Fresh Alaska Chef Rob Kinneen
OPCP worked with the Food Bank of Alaska and Chef Rob Kinneen to develop these videos using foods that can be purchased at farmers’ markets with Quest cards in delicious, low-cost recipes.
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