Increased Benefits for Fruit & Veggies
From June through September 2021, women & children 1-5 will have $35 per person each month to buy fruits & vegetables!
- The benefits will be available on your “First Date to Spend” starting in June.
- You can buy fresh or frozen fruits & vegetables when you shop using your WIC Card
- Note that WIC Cards cannot be used at Farmers Markets or Farm Stores
What can you buy?
Any brand or type of cut or whole fresh fruit/veggies in bags, clamshells, cups, plastic bowls, or tubs. Organic or non-organic.
Any size bag, box, or steamer pouch of frozen fruit/veggies. Any brand, organic or non-organic. Frozen beans are included such as black-eyed peas, edamame, garbanzo, & lima beans.
Maximize Your Benefits!
Watch dates to spend
Try something new
Dehydrate, freeze, and much more!
Storing and Preservering Fresh Produce
It’s remarkably easy to dehydrate fruits and veggies in the oven. Preheat your oven to the lowest setting, cut your fruits and vegetables into 1/4 inch slices, and place them in the oven on a lined sheet pan for as long as needed, usually 6-8 hours. Leave the oven door cracked open a bit. Dried foods can be kept in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Blend fruits and put them in popsicle molds or Dixie cups for a natural fruit pop, or wash berries then freeze them whole on a baking sheet. Slice larger fruits thinly then place in a single layer on a baking sheet until frozen. Once frozen, store in freezer-safe bags. Great for smoothies!
Keep potatoes, sweet potatoes & winter squashes in a cool, dark location. Store them in paper bags & away from onions.
Onions & garlic can be stored in a cool, dark & dry place for several months. Keep in an open bin, box, or basket
Apples & cabbage will keep for an extended time as well if kept cold.