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June 1, 2021 5 min
HealhFirst Network
216 South 3rd Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401
(800) 246-5743

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Jesse Scharfenberg is the Chief Executive Officer and health first network in Wausau, Wisconsin in nine counties usually all over the place, which is great and my favorite times of the year's planting started gardening a couple years ago and I love gardening. I love the fresh vegetables and love the fresh fruits that love the chance to get out there and see what other people of harvested and farmers markets are huge thing farmers markets are a good thing you see them everywhere there every day of the week in every county and they're just a great access points to fresh fruits and vegetables. Some of the really cool things about the WIC program is that in the summer between June 1 and October 31. Individuals will receive farmers market check you can go to the farmers market and get fresh fruits and vegetables with the WIC program so give you a lot of variety of the early-season versus the late seasons on the October timeframe. The key to go to apple orchards and get fresh apples. So depending on the year. Individual families will get between 30 and $35 worth of farmers market checks. One of those little differences with this is that mostly with the WIC program. Each individual within the family gets their own food package to farmers market. Checks are per family. Okay, so it's not that each person is been received, the $30-$35 at each family will receive what you get a lot of things in the farmers market for 30 but you can get all have fresh fruits and vegetables, which is really great because it's an extremely important part of the diet but also supports local farmers by giving back to them by using their fruits and vegetables what we do is kind of a twofold so we work with the local farmers that the farmers market to see if they want to accept WIC checks so they have to go through a training program and then when you are actually a shopper at the farmers market. You probably see a bunch of yellow signs on different vendors and that you will find means that they accept WIC benefits. Individuals with the farmers market. Checks can go to the farmers market and the checks are for five dollars each so that you can go to different vendors so you can only use one check per vendor.
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