NY State WIC Program provides participants with summer checks every year to support the Farmer’s Market. Luckily, we have a nearby Farmer’s Market in our neighborhood right across from Elmhurst Hospital. Our participants have easy access to local fresh fruits and vegetables. Every year our WIC staff and participants enjoy a day outdoors together to support the farmers and local food shopping in NY. Other topics that are touched on this day are: healthy eating, recipes with fresh fruits and vegetables, breastfeeding and more. Farmer’s Market checks may be used from June-November.