Starting in May of 2012, customers utilizing the Ohio Direction Card at participating famers' markets throughout Cuyahoga County 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 locate the Customer Service booth at any of the 17 participating farmers' market 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.
For more information and to see which markets are participating, please visit:
A 24-Hour Mega Adoption Event with a goal to adopt out 300 animals!
The mega adoption event will be held at the Parma PetSmart, located at 6870 Ridge Road from Friday, September 7, at 5 p.m. to Saturday, September 8, at 5:00 p.m.
The APL, in collaboration with other area shelters and rescue groups, has a goal of finding wonderful homes for 300 animals in 24 hours. The overnight adoption event, which is made possible with funding from PetSmart Charities, looks to not only find forever homes for wonderful homeless animals but also to raise awareness about adoption and the wonderful work being done by the participating organizations.