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Farmers’ Market Programs

The Farmers' Market Program provides checks for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized farmers' markets and stands from June through October. Checks are available from June through September; online applications and checks are available at any Nutrition Services location in Ada, Purcell, Ardmore and Duncan. WIC farmers' market applications can be found at all Chickasaw Nation WIC Clinics.

The Farmers' Market Program also provides Chickasaw Seniors, ages 55 and over, with winter fruit and vegetable packages to ensure access to produce year-round. This monthly benefit, which is available November to March, can be picked up at any Nutrition Services location in Ada, Purcell, Ardmore or Duncan.

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

WIC FMNP provides $30 in checks to all eligible WIC participants who are six months and older for the purchase of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce can be purchased from authorized farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout the Chickasaw Nation during the Oklahoma growing season, usually June through November. Eligible participants can receive this one-time benefit at any time during the months of June through September. The program serves approximately 4,200 participants during summer.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

Senior FMNP provides $100 in checks to all eligible Chickasaw seniors and eligible Chickasaw citizens who are considered 100 percent disabled. In addition they provide $50 in checks to all eligible Native American Seniors, 55 and older, as well as eligible non-Native American seniors, 60 and older, who reside in a Native American household. These checks can be used for the purchase of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, from authorized farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout the Chickasaw Nation. Purchases can be made during the Oklahoma growing season, usually June through November. Eligible participants can receive this one-time benefit at any time during the months June through November. The program serves approximately 4,200 participants.

Winter Fruit and Vegetable Program for Seniors (WFVP)

The Chickasaw Nation Winter Fruit and Vegetable Program is committed to providing healthy fruits and vegetables to our Chickasaw seniors during the winter months to fill the gap between growing seasons in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

Chickasaw seniors, 55 and older, Chickasaw Warrior Society members and Chickasaw citizens who are 100 percent disabled receive a variety of healthy fresh, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables each month, from November through March. These may be picked up from any one of our four nutrition centers located in Ada, Ardmore, Duncan and Purcell. Additionally, we are offering nutrition education and food preparation demonstrations.

Other Information

WIC FMNP: WIC participants can pick their checks up at any of the Chickasaw Nation WIC clinics starting June 1, during their regular scheduled appointments.

SFMNP: Qualifying seniors can pick their checks up at Ada Nutrition Center, Ardmore Nutrition Center, Duncan Nutrition Center or the Purcell Nutrition Center starting June 1.

WFVP: Seniors who are currently participating in the Chickasaw Nation Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program are already enrolled in the Winter Fruit and Vegetable Program and may visit one of our nutrition centers located in Ada, Ardmore, Duncan and Purcell to receive their fruit and vegetable package. Those who participated last year will receive a postcard with their scheduled dates for pickup in the mail during late October.

For any questions regarding any of the Chickasaw Nation Farmers’ Market programs, please contact Ada Nutrition Services.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

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Location

Ada Nutrition Services
518 E. Arlington
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(888) 436-7255