Produce Plus is funded by DC Health and administered by FRESHFARM. Produce Plus provides locally grown, fresh produce to Washington, DC residents with limited access to fresh, healthy food. Produce Plus runs from early June to the end of September each year.

How Does Produce Plus Work?

From early June through the end of September, program participants get $40/month to spend on local produce of their choosing at select farmers markets and farm stands throughout Washington, DC.

These funds increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables while simultaneously generating meaningful income for local farmers, many of whom are also first-generation farmers and BIPOC farmers.

Learn more about Produce Plus and 2022 program changes.

When Does Enrollment Start? When Does The Program Start?

Soon! Here are the key dates that you need to know:

  • May 2nd: Enrollment opens to the public
  • May 31st: First round of public enrollment closes
  • June 1st: Produce Plus program starts at participating farmers markets across Washington, DC, and will run until September 30th

How Do I Enroll?

  • Sign up on the enrollment page beginning May 2nd
  • Call the Produce Plus hotline at (202) 888-4834 and press 0 to leave a voicemail.
  • In-person application events taking place at city farmers markets and farms May 9th – 31st
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Questions? Please email or call (202) 888-4834 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday to speak to a representative, or press 0 to leave a voicemail outside of these hours.


Produce Plus is DC Health’s city-wide produce incentive program. Mayor Muriel Bowser invests more than $1 million annually in this program to increase access to fresh produce and strengthen local farmers markets.