Food Access

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

The FPC 2014 Community Food Guide now in Spanish

The popular 2014 Community Food Guide has been translated into Spanish. Please spread the word and share this resource with anyone who might benefit from it, in English or in Spanish! Feel free to download it and print it from our site or be on the lookout for hard-copy guides in your community. Contact Nico Boyd at boyd [dot] 406 [at] osu [dot] edu or 216-429-8200 ext. 212 for more details.

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Panel Discussion and Meeting with The Food Trust

December 17, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: 
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University
11000 Cedar Avenue BioEnterprise Building, Ground Floor Conference Room
Cleveland , OH 44106

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition in partnership with the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods will be hosting a team from The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based non-profit, this week in Cleveland.  The Food Trust has led work in Pennsylvania and nationally in support of healthy food financing and healthy food retail, including corner and convenience stores.  You can read more about their work here: ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Produce Perks 2013 Snapshot Summary

Strapped for time to read a full length report about the program? Check out this 2013 program snapshot.

The FPC Community Food Guide

The FPC Community Food Guide is a helpful tool that busts myths about healthy & local food, helps families create heatlhy meal plans & shopping lists, provides the locations of Cuyahoga County Farmers' Markets, and more. 

This invaluable resource includes many tips to help save time and money, such as simple recipes, grocery lists & meal plans as well as fun activities for families & communities and a list of seasonal Ohio fruits and vegetables.  

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Vendor Payment Poster

For use at invidividual vendor stands at participating farmers' market locations. Should be printed on 8.5''x14'' paper and laminated for use with wipe off markers or clips to market forms of payment accepted.

Market managers recommend all vendors post in similar, high-visible locations on their tent (i.e., all vendors post on right side of tent flap during market hours).