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Horticulture and Farmers Market Program

FMNP - Vendors Information

The Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship does not limit the number of vendors who may become certified under FMNP. To become a certified vendor in the FMNP, a grower is required to:

  • reside and grow eligible foods within Iowa or in a neighboring state in a county adjacent to Iowa’s border;
  • be 18 years of age or older and submit a completed and signed certified vendor application and agreement to the department;
  • participate in training on FMNP rules and procedures through attendance at an entire session of one of the six scheduled training meetings conducted by department staff;
  • indicate intent to participate in one or more authorized farmers markets/farmstands for a majority of weeks of the market season.

Specific details are outlined in the FMNP Vendor Certification Handbook.

Farmers Market

Vendors who are interested in participating in the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Program for Food Assistance may visit the Iowa Department of Human Services website

General Farmers Market Information

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In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. department of agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer




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