Produce Plus is funded by DC Health and administered by FRESHFARM. Produce Plus provides locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to Washington, DC residents with limited access to fresh, healthy food.

Questions? Please email or call (202) 888-4834 Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm to speak to a representative, or press 0 to leave a voicemail. Thank you!

How To Enroll

  1. Online via the FRESHFARM website
    1. Completing this form does not enroll you for Produce Plus 2023. You will still need to wait to receive approval and complete a DC residency check
  2. Call the Produce Plus hotline at (202) 888-4834 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday to speak to a representative
  3. At a Produce Plus location
Sign up for Produce Plus

Important Dates

If you wish to enroll in Produce Plus, please keep these dates in mind:

  • May 8th: 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 November 30th
    • Extending the Produce Plus season into the fall is an important part of increasing food access for DC residents, especially those in Wards 5, 7, and 8
  • Mid-May to mid-June: First round of program approvals or waitlist notifications sent to participants
  • August: First potential round of waitlist additions to program sent to participants

How Do I Check My Card Balance?

You can check your Produce Plus benefits card balance at any time. Here’s what to do:

  1. Go to the balance checker website
  2. Type in your Last Name and your Produce Plus Loyalty Number (12 digits; starts with “FR” on the back of your card)
  3. Click the “Check” button
  4. Now you may review your current Produce Plus benefits card balance!

You can also contact FRESHFARM at or call/text (202)888-4834 to sign up to receive text message receipts.

How Does Produce Plus Work?

From early June through the end of November, program participants get $40/month to spend on local fruits and vegetables 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.

2022 Produce Plus Impact

DC Residents Enrolled In Produce Plus

Farmers Participated In Produce Plus
Produce Plus Benefits Spent On Local Foods

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Questions? Please email or call (202) 888-4834 Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm to speak to a representative, or press 0 to leave a voicemail. 


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.