Farmers' Markets

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 »

Film Screening - Polycultures: Food Where We Live

September 14, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Capitol Theater
1390 W 65th St.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Celebrate Cleveland's Local Food Movement with a Gordon Square Farmers' Market Sponsored movie screening at Capitol Theater. PolyCultures: Food Where We Live weaves together the stories that make Northeast Ohio's unique food culture. The film captures the homegrown talent of local film-makers Mika Johnson, Tom Kondilas, and Brad Masi.... Read more »

2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Application

The FPC is currently accpeting applications for farmers' markets and farm stands in Cuayhgoa County to participate in the 2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive. The program will kick off in May 2013 and run until April 2014 (or while funds last). Applications are due (preferably submitted by email) by Monday, March 25th.

Please contact FPC with any questions regarding the program, the application process, and deadline.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks Market Report

The Produce Perks Market Report provides a full scope of the program from May 2012 (2012 program launch) to May 2013. Several markets continue to participate in the program throughout the winter and distribute Produce Perks up until the end of April 2013. FPC looks forward to starting a new round of the Produce Perks program in the 2013 season starting, once again, in May.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Produce Perks 2015 Application (fillable form)

Hello Markets!,

The Produce Perks 2015 application is now officially posted. 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.  

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

OSU Extension-Cuyahoga County

Attn: Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition

5320 Stanard Avenue... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Local Food Mondays (Registration Required)

March 2, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room
2701 Carroll Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107

Monthly Local Food networking and capacity building events similar to the highly successful events conducted by Entrepreneurs 4 Sustainability, will begin Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. at the Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Tasting Room located at 2701 Carroll Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107.
... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning