Mar 30, 2022California farmers’ markets receive state grants for healthy foods
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) has selected seven projects to receive $750,000 in total grant awards to facilitate the purchase of California-grown fruit and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets by shoppers using the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition programs.
The new grantees will serve more than 100 Certified Farmers’ Markets in the Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the counties of San Bernardino, Tulare, Butte, Shasta, and Tehama. A detailed list of grantees and project descriptions is available on the CNIP webpage.
CNIP addresses food insecurity and access to fresh fruits and vegetables among low-income Californians while simultaneously supporting and expanding markets for California farmers. CNIP currently offers nutrition incentives to CalFresh shoppers at more than 280 locations throughout the state, including Certified Farmers’ Markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and retail outlets.