Foods Not Approved for Farmers' Market Checks

Foods that cannot be purchased using Farmers' Market Checks include:
  • Bananas
  • Breads
  • Caramel apples
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Cider
  • Cookies
  • Eggs
  • Fruit with stickers on them (like Dole or Sunkist)
  • Fruits
  • Honey
  • James or jellies
  • Kiwis
  • Mangoes
  • Meat
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Syrup
  • Vegetables and herbs not locally grown
Also, farmers' market checks may not be used to buy non-foods items such as plants or ornamental corn. Buying these foods with farmers' market checks is against WIC rules. WIC families who break this rule can be suspended from the WIC program.