Starting in June, farmer market checks will be issued. Markets will open in May and be ready to accept WIC famer market checks after June 1st. Be sure to look over the list of open markets-there are new markets to choose from each year. The list included with your checks will have each market’s schedule and whether they can also accept your usual fruit and vegetable checks normally cashed in the grocery store. Fruit and vegetable checks at $4, $8, and $11 normally with the food package will need the WIC ID and a proxy or parent on WIC to cash them, but farmer market checks may be cashed by anyone, as long as the produce goes to the WIC family. Try something new at the market this summer!