Farmers' Markets

Webinar: Accepting SNAP/food stamps as a farmer or market manager

February 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you are a farmers’ markets or direct marketing farmer who is interested in accepting SNAP/EBT benefits here is your opportunity to learn more.  Join us for a 1 hour webinar on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014.  The webinar will share information about best practices for accepting SNAP, utilizing Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) resources and available funding. 

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2012 Produce Perks transit posters

Over the course of Summer and Fall of 2012, FPC contracted 40 RTA buses on Cleveland east and west side routes to display posters directing customers to the nearest Produce Perks farmers' markets.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks Report released!

The Produce Perks Market Report provides a full scope of the program from May 2012 (2012 program launch) to January 2013 (near the closing of the program in April 2013). Several markets continue to participate in the program throughout the winter and distribute Produce Perks up until the end of April 2013.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

City of Cleveland - Urban Agriculture Overlay District DRAFT

The Urban Agriculture Overlay District was introduced to Cleveland City Council as a measure that would allow for more intensive uses of urban agriculture in certain areas designated by the city.  The legislation is currrently pending before Cleveland City Council.

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Ohio Farmers' Market Conference

March 11, 2013 - 3:59pm - March 13, 2013 - 3:59pm

Click here for more information and to register.

EBT Training for Farmers' Markets

February 11, 2013 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
CanalWay Center
4524 East 49th Street
Cuyahoga Heights 44105

This training will focus on accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) for food assistance cards at farmers’ markets.

Topics will include:

  • EBT acceptance process
  • Products that can be accepted
  • Cooperative business structure
  • Best practices for utilizing EBT to increase your market’s profitability
  • Funding opportunities


Farmers’ market managers, vendors, and community leaders are encouraged to attend.

No cost! Registration is requested.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Consumer Impact Survey TOOL

A 16 question consumer impact survey tool for Produce Perks developed by Wholesome Wave. This survey  was administered at 7 of the participating farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County from August-October 2012. The results are also included on our site.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Consumer Impact Survey RESULTS

Wholesome Wave reported results of their 2012 Produce Perks Consumer Impact Survey. The consumer survey was administered at 7 of the participating markets from August-October 2012. The actual survey tool is also available on our site.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Defining and Analyzing a Food Desert by CSU Student Monique Russell

Cleveland State University student, Monique Russell, and Dr. Brian Mikelbank of CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs recently completed a revised anaylsis of food access in Cuyahoga County that includes food pantries, urban gardens, and farmers markets and a measure of access using network analysis instead of straight line distance.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment