Starting this May, the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition is happy to announce a new incentive program for customers shopping with an Ohio Direction Card at farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County. Download the brochure.
The "Double Value Produce Perks" incentive is a program where customers utilizing the Ohio Direction Card (or EBT) at participating famers’ markets can receive extra money or “Produce Perks” in the form of market-dispensed tokens towards the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.
To receive your “Produce Perks,” make sure to locate the Customer Service booth at any of the 17 participating farmers’ market in the county and use your Ohio Direction Card to purchase tokens. The farmers’ market will provide a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $10) in “Produce Perks” tokens that can be used to purchase fresh produce from local farmers. “Produce Perks” will be redeemable at all participating markets and will be available while supplies last.
How does this incentive differ from last year? Last year Ohio Direction Card customers were able to receive an extra $5 for every transaction they made for $5 or more at participating farmers’ markets to use on all Ohio Direction Card eligible food items. The 2012 incentive is limited for use on fruits and vegetables only and starts with the first dollar you spend. There is no minimal transaction amount necessary to receive incentive tokens, therefore you can spend $1 and earn another $1.
The following farmers' Markets in Cuyahoga County are participating in the program (follow links for specific market information) or click here to download a brochure:
- Tremont Farmers' Market
- Gordon Square Farmers' Market
- Kamm's Corners Farmers' Market
- LEAF (Lakewood Earth and Food) Community Farmers' Market
- Lakewood Farmers' Market
- North Union Farmers' Market at 6 different locations
- Crocker Park (Thursday AND Saturday markets)
- Chagrin Falls
- Cleveland Clinic (Beachwood)
- Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland)
- Cleveland State University
- Shaker Square
- Ohio City Farm Stand
- Broadway Farmers' Market
- Gateway 105 Farmers' Market
- Coit Road Farmers' Market
- Euclid Farmers' Market
- Downtown Farmers' Market at Public Square