Use eWIC with Select Farmers at Greenmarket

July 30, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket | Tagged eWIC, WIC

New! How to use eWIC at Greenmarket

The WIC Vegetable and Fruit Check Program was created to improve the health of low-income women and children. The program provides pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of 5 enrolled in the WIC Program with nutrition benefits to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

In spring 2019, the WIC program in New York State moved from issuing paper checks to providing benefits on a debit card. The WIC EBT card allows vendors to be reimbursed faster and families to roll over any unused benefits from a shopping trip toward future purchases during the same month. 

However, moving away from paper checks meant that many producers did not have the technology required to accept eWIC at farmers markets. As a result, a pilot program was launched in partnership with the NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Farmers Market Federation of NY, and Novo Dia Group to provide farmers with equipment, technology and support to accept eWIC cards. 

We are excited to share that Morgiewicz Farms and R&G Produce are participating in this pilot and are able to accept eWIC cards directly. To use your eWIC card please visit Morgewicz Farms or R&G produce at any of the following Greenmarket locations. Please note that Morgeiwicz and R&G are the only producers who can accept eWIC at this time.

Use your eWIC card with Morgiewicz Farms at these GrowNYC Greenmarkets: 

57th St Greenmarket
Tenth Ave & 57th St, Manhattan [map]
Saturdays | June 3 to November 18
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Bx Boro Hall Greenmarket
161st and Grand Concourse, Bronx [map]
Tuesdays | June 6 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Ft Washington Greenmarket
168th Street & Fort Washington Ave, Manhattan [map]
Tuesdays | June 6 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Lincoln Hospital Greenmarket Friday
On 149th St between Park and Morris Aves, Bronx [map]
Fridays | June 23 to November 17
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm


Use your eWIC card with R&G at these GrowNYC Greenmarkets: 

Elmhurst Hospital Greenmarket
41st Avenue btw 80th and 81st Streets, Queens [map]
Tuesdays | June 13 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
2023 schedule changes: 11/7/2023 will be closed for Election Day.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave between 79th & 80th Sts, Queens [map]
Sundays | Year Round
Winter Market Hours (Jan-May): 8:00am - 2:00pm
Summer Market Hours (June-Dec): 8:00am - 3:00pm

Poe Park
E 192nd Street btw Grand Concourse & Valentine, Bronx [map]
Tuesdays | June 27 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Staten Island Mall
Staten Island Mall, Staten Island [map]
Marsh Avenue & Ring Road (Commuter Lot Behind Macy's)
Saturdays | June 10 - November 18
Market Hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm

**Please note that R&G produce is NOT currently able to accept eWIC at the following markets: Corona Greenmarket, Flushing Greenmarket, Forest Hills Greenmarket.

One thing that hasn’t changed: the $5 WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons continue to be issued as paper checks. All Greenmarket fruit and vegetable producers and all Farmstand locations accept WIC FMNP Checks.

Stop by the Market Information Tent at your neighborhood Greenmarket for more information.

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