Join a Breastfeeding Support Group!

August marks Breastfeeding Awareness Month! PHFE WIC program will be hosting breastfeeding support groups at various WIC centers this month. Find a support group near you in the list below.

Activities vary by location. Some activities to look forward to include family/baby portraits, children’s crafts, raffle prizes, snacks, breastfeeding certificates, story time with local librarians, and great conversation with other breastfeeding mothers.

Date and Time
WIC Center and Address
August 29 at 11:00am
Maple WIC
English and Spanish
August 29 at 11:30am
Lincoln WIC
English and Spanish
August 30 at 11:00am

WIC wraps up their 2019 Farmers’ Market season!

By the WIC Farmers’ Market Team

The hugely successful WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) wrapped up this week. The FMNP is a valuable program that benefits WIC families, local farmers and the community. Between May 15 and August 2, PHFE WIC staff gave out $570,000 worth of fruit and vegetable vouchers to 28,500 WIC participants ($20 per family) at fourteen farmers’ markets in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

WIC FMNP is an annual program established by Congress in 1992 and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants while promoting the awareness and use of farmers’ markets.


Summer 2019 participating farmers’ markets:

A special thanks goes to all of the farmers’ market managers and staff for their support of WIC and another successful FMNP season.

Adams & Vermont Farmers’ Market
Cerritos Farmers’ Market
Downtown Anaheim Farmers’ Market
East Los Angeles Farmers’ Market
Echo Park Farmers’ Market
Gardena Farmers’ Market
La Cienega Farmers’ Market
Monterey Park Farmers’ Market
Pico Rivera Farmers’ Market
Pomona Valley Farmers’ Market
Rosemead Farmers’ Market
Tustin Farmers’ Market
West Covina Farmers’ Market
Wilmington Farmers’ Market

Community collaborators

PHFE WIC teamed up this year with Los Angeles Department of Social Services (DPSS) to offer CalFresh and Medi-Cal enrollments to eligible families onsite at select farmers’ markets.

Many families who went to the farmers’ market for WIC FMNP also had the opportunity to double their cash and CalFresh EBT through the Market Match program, which continues year round at select locations. To find a farmers’ market with Market Match, visit

WIC also is working with SEE-LA (Sustainable Economic Enterprises of LA) on their FRESH FUNDS program that matches monthly WIC fruit and vegetable checks up to $10 at the Crenshaw Farmers’ Market at the Baldwin Hills Mall. This program is funded by a generous contribution by the “sweetgreen” salad eatery chain.

What is it like to go to a farmer’s market?

A farmers’ market is an outdoor market with many vendors that have canopies set up where they sell various products such as organic fruits and vegetables, bread, cheese, jams, hummus, flowers, as well as cooked food such as tacos, tamales, dumplings, popcorn and more. Some locations even have live music and pet adoptions. Local farmers sell their organic fruits and vegetables at the market and talk to customers about their farms and produce. Many will offer samples, give cooking tips and teach customers to pick produce that is ripe and ready to eat. Going to the farmers’ market can be a fun learning experience for all ages.

FMNP benefits the local economy

In addition to providing healthful foods to WIC participants, FMNP is beneficial to farmers and the local economy. This summer, WIC FMNP drew an extra 100 – 450 families to each farmers’ market on their days of operation, increasing each local farmer’s sales.

WIC will be back

The next WIC FMNP season starts summer 2020. Follow PHFE WIC on Facebook and Instagram and sign up for WIC text messaging to be the first to hear about the Farmers’ Market program and other special events.

Don’t forget!

WIC encourages families who received the $20 vouchers for fruit and vegetables to use them before they expire on November 30, 2019.

Use your Farmers’ Market checks today!

The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program has wrapped up for the Summer of 2019! This year’s successful farmers’ market issued a total $570,000 worth of fruits and vegetables into the homes of WIC recipients. If you received the $20 farmers’ market vouchers, don’t forget to SPEND THEM at the farmers’ market before November 30, 2019. Go to any of the farmers’ markets listed below, or search your zip code here to find other farmers’ markets near you. Markets with a red apple accept WIC fruit and vegetable checks.

Farmers' Market
Day and Time
Rosemead8838 E Valley Blvd, Rosemead, 91770Monday 5pm - 9pmOpen now until October
Wilmington470 Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington, 90744Tuesday 9am - 3pmYear Round
Tustin245 El Camino Real, Tustin, 92780Wednesday 9am - 1pmYear Round
Adams & VermontSt. Agnes Church, 1432 W Adams Blvd, LA, 90007 Wednesday 2pm - 6pmYear Round
Downtown Anaheim205 W Center St Promenade @ Lemon St, Anaheim, 92805Thursday 11am - 3pmYear Round
La Cienega1835 S La Cienega Blvd @ Plaza La Cienega, LA, 90035Thursday 2pm - 7pmYear Round
Monterey Park1950 Wilcox Ave @ George Elder Park, Monterey Park, 91755Thursday 4pm - 9pmYear Round
Echo Park1146 Logan St @ Sunset Blvd, LA, 90026Friday 3pm - 7:30pmYear Round
Cerritos17870 Park Plaza Dr @ Towne Center Dr, Cerritos, 90703Saturday 8am - 12noonYear Round
Gardena13000 S Van Ness Ave @ Hollypark Church, Gardena, 90249Saturday 8am - 1pmYear Round
East Los Angeles4801 E 3rd St across from Belvedere Park, LA, 90022Saturday 9am - 2pmYear Round
Pomona ValleyPearl St & Garey Ave, Pomona, 91767Saturday 7:30am - 11:30amYear Round
West Covina195 S Glendora Ave, West Covina, 91790Saturday 9am - 1pmYear Round

Market days/hours are subject to change without notice.

Here are some things to remember when shopping with your WIC FM checks.

What you CAN buy with your FM checks:
Cut edible herbs

(Organic is allowed)

What you CANNOT buy with your FM checks:
Baked Goods
Dried Fruits
Meat / Fish