Farmers' Markets

Ohio State University Extension—Cuyahoga County Receives $152,571 through USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program as part of Wholesome Wave’s $3.77 Million Grant

(Cleveland, Ohio) Today, Ohio State University Extension—Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, and Countryside Conservancy celebrate USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of $31.5 million granted through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Program (FINI).... Read more »

Produce Perks 2015 Application Now Available

The Produce Perks 2015 Application is now available! If you would like to participate in the program this season, please complete the application and submit it by Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:30pm.  The application can be found here: http://cccfoodpolicy.org/document/produce-perks-2015-application-fillable-form

 

Applications can be sent via email, US Mail, fax, or delivered in person to:

OSU Extension-Cuyahoga County... Read more »

Food Security Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program

Last month, FPC decided to apply for a new funding opportunity with our national partner, Wholesome Wave, and numerous state partners in Ohio: the FINI (Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive) grant, offered by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2014 NEO Farmers' Market listing

Thanks to Debbi Snook of the Cleveland Plain Dealer for keeping our inventory of farmers' markets fresh and together year after year. Check out all the markets in NEO by county and see when they are open and what forms of payments they accept, like Produce Perks and Carrot Cash SNAP incentives! Access the full list here.

Federal Farm Bill 2014: Update on the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program

As we have provided updates on the passage of the 2014 "farm bill" in previous newsletters, we would like to communicate that although the recent bill included language to provide funding for SNAP incentive programs (like Produce Perks) at the national level, that the details around implementation and administration of this public support are still being considered.... Read more »

Interventions to increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables

As we work to put together a 2013 report on Double Value Produce Perks program at farmers' markets - FPC has been looking at several resources that can communicate the impact of Cuyahoga, our region, and the state on increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income residents.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2014 Produce Perks application available NOW! Deadline: March 21, 2014!

Calling all Cuyahoga County farmers' markets! Interested in participating in Produce Perks this 2014 markets season (May 01, 2014-April 20, 2015)? Please download and fill out this fillable pdf application and send it back to us at the Coalition (meschkat [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu) by Friday March 21, 2014 5pm.

Call 216-429-8200 x212 for any questions concerning the program and application process! 

USDA partners with Market Link to make SNAP acceptance an easier process for farmers and farmers' markets!

May 1st, 2014 marks the start of another season of Produce Perks at Cuyahoga County farmers' markets. We are currently planning to reach out to markets in Cuyahoga that do not already accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance - food stamps) to offer them the technical assistance to do so. For any markets that are interested in SNAP, we are happy to assist in the process in order to participate in Perks this 2014 season.... Read more »

Produce Prescription

Program Details

Through the Produce Perks incentive program, FPC has established relationships with several farmers’ markets in Cuyahoga County to better connect low-income residents to healthy, local food. A 2012 FPC survey of farmers’ market participating in ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC Conducting Farmers’ Market Surveys with Vendors

As autumn swiftly carries us away from summer, farmers’ markets are beginning to wrap up another bountiful season. With many farmers’ markets ending within the next couple of weeks, the Food Policy Coalition thought this would be the perfect time to gauge the opinions of vendors about the Produce Perks Program.... Read more »