More NM families to get access to fresh produce

Roadside stand produce
Governor Martinez said more WIC families will be reimbursed for purchasing roadside produce

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The WIC program is expanding in New Mexico to help more kids and the elderly get access to locally grown produce.

The governor announced Wednesday that more families can now be reimbursed for the purchase of fruits or vegetables from roadside stands, or farmer’s markets.

WIC is the program for women, infants and children that help the kids get the nutritious food

The program also includes senior dollars which helps provide food for low income seniors.

In 2013 there were 11 authorized roadside stands approved and now this year there will be more than 60 from across the state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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