OAR 333-052-0040

(1) “Adequate Participant Access” means there are authorized farmers sufficient for participant need.
(2) “Agreement” means a written legal document binding the market or farmer and the Authority to designated terms and conditions.
(3) “AAA” means Area Agency on Aging.
(4) “ADRC” means Aging and Disability Resource Connection.
(5) “APD” means Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities.
(6) “Authority” means the Oregon Health Authority.
(7) “Authorized” or “authorization” means an eligible farmer or farmers’ market has met the selection criteria and signed an agreement with the Authority allowing participation in FDNP and is not currently disqualified.
(8) “Check” means a negotiable financial instrument by which FDNP benefits are provided to participants.
(9) “CMP” means a civil money penalty, which is a monetary penalty imposed against the farmer for noncompliance of FDNP rules.
(10) “Disqualification” means the act of terminating the agreement of an authorized farmers’ market, or farmer from the FDNP for noncompliance with program requirements.
(11) “Eligible foods” means fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables and cut culinary herbs for human consumption.
(12) “Farm Direct Nutrition Program” or “FDNP” means the Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program (Oregon FDNP), which is composed of the collective Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program and WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program, regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services and administered by the State of Oregon.
(13) “Farmer” means an individual who owns, leases, rents or sharecrops land to grow, cultivate or harvest crops on that land.
(14) “Farmers’ Market” for the purposes of the Oregon FDNP, means a group of producers, including farmers, who grow fruits, vegetables, and/or culinary herbs and who assemble over the course of a year at a defined location for the purpose of selling their produce directly to consumers.
(15) “Farm Stand” means a location at which a farmer sells produce directly to consumers.
(16) “FDNP Participant” or “participant” means a senior participant or a WIC participant receiving FDNP benefits.
(17) “Locally grown” means grown in the state of Oregon or in the following counties of a contiguous state: California — Del Norte, Modoc, Siskiyou; Idaho — Adams, Canyon, Idaho, Owyhee, Payette, Washington; Nevada — Humboldt, Washoe; Washington state — Asotin, Benton, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Garfield, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla.
(18) “Local WIC agency” means the agency or clinic where a WIC participant receives WIC services and benefits.
(19) “Local WIC agency staff” means any local WIC agency staff authorized to issue FDNP benefits.
(20) “Market” means a farmers’ market that has a signed agreement with the Authority to participate in the FDNP.
(21) “Market Coordinator” means an individual designated by the farmers’ market manager (or market board members) responsible for overseeing the market’s participation in the FDNP.
(22) “Market season” means the time period in which FDNP checks may be transacted as determined by the Authority.
(23) “Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program (SFDNP)” means the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program funded by USDA that provides senior participants with checks that can be used to buy eligible foods from an authorized farmer.
(24) “Senior Participant” means an individual who meets all the eligibility components of the program and who receives FDNP checks.
(25) “SNAP” means the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program of the Food and Nutrition Services of the United States Department of Agriculture.
(26) “Trafficking” means the buying or exchanging of FDNP checks for cash, drugs, firearms, alcohol, or any other ineligible item.
(27) “USDA” means the United States Department of Agriculture.
(28) “Validating” means stamping the FDNP check in the designated box with the farmer identification number using the stamp provided by the Authority or a replacement stamp purchased by the farmer.
(29) “Violation” means an activity that is prohibited by OAR 333-052-0030 (Program Overview) through 333-052-0090 (Market Participation Requirements, Violations and Sanctions) and classified in OAR 333-052-0080 (Farmer Participation Requirements, Violations and Sanctions) through 333-052-0130 (Appeals).
(30) “WIC” or “WIC program” means the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) authorized by Section 17 of the Federal Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, 42 U.S.C.§1786.
(31) “WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program (WIC FDNP)” means the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program funded by USDA that provides WIC participants with checks that can be used to buy eligible foods from an authorized farmer.
(32) “WIC participant” means any pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum woman, infant, or child who meets all the eligibility components of the WIC FDNP and receives WIC FDNP checks.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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