farmers Market


The Farmers Market Nutrition Program runs from June 1 to October 31. Eligible participants will receive checks to buy fresh Iowa-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs at your local farmers market!

The Farmers Market Nutrition Program


  • The following participants are eligible for farmers market checks if they were active participants as of May 31 of the current year:
    • Pregnant women
    • Postpartum women
    • Breastfeeding women
    • Children 1 to 5 years
    • Infants 9 to 12 months


  • Click here to watch a short video on how to use your checks
  • Eligible participants will receive $27 dollars for the farmers market season (June 1 – October 31)
  • Participants will receive nine $3.00 checks.
  • Checks can only be used where the “Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks Welcome Here” sign is posted. Find a Farmers Market Location. 
  • Participants should sign each check at purchase.
  • You can use more than one check at a time.
  • You will not receive cash back. Try to spend in $3.00 increments.


Drive up to the WIC clinic June through October to pick up your Farmers Market Checks. Checks are issued on a first come, first serve basis.

River Plaza: 2300 Euclid Ave. Suite D. Des Moines, Iowa 50310

  • Tuesdays: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Wednesdays: 8:00am - 10:30am

Lutheran: 700 E. University Ave. Level B. Des Moines, Iowa 50316

  • Wednesdays: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

 South Des Moines: 500 Army Post Road. Suite 13 Des Moines, Iowa 50315

  • Thursdays: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Waukee: 1155 SE Boone Drive Waukee, Iowa 50263

  • Tuesdays: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Adel: 218 North 9th Street Adel, Iowa 50003

  • 4th Monday of the Month: 8:00am to 5:30pm

Altoona: 1701 8th Street SW Altoona, Iowa 50009

  • 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 8:30am to 4:00pm

Ankeny: 517 SW Des Moines Street Ankeny, Iowa 50023 

  • 1st Monday of the Month: 8:30am - 4:00pm

  • 2nd Monday of the Month 8:30am. to 4:00pm.

  • 4th Tuesday of the Month: 8:30am to 4:00pm

Oakridge: 1401 Center Street Des Moines, Iowa 50314

  • 3rd Monday of the Month: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Perry: 610 10th Street Perry Iowa, 50220

  • 1st and 2nd Friday of the Month: 8:00am to 5:30pm

  • 3rd Tuesday of the Month: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Redfield: 1013 1st Street Redfield, Iowa 50233

  • 1st Thursday of the Month: 9:00am to 1:00pm 

West Des Moines: 720 Grand Ave. West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month: 8:30am to 4:00pm