Food Assistance Programs

Use of Ohio Direction Card (EBT) at Many Farmers Markets Increases with Incentive Program

In the second year of The EBT Incentive Program, developed by Ohio State Extension and the Health and Nutrition Work Group of the FPC with support from several foundations, 17 farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County were able to increase consumption of fresh, local and healthy food for many Ohio Direction Card customers.... Read more »

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Health & Nutrition

Accepting EBT at Your Farmers Market: A How-To Guide

Interested in learning how farmers' markets can accept Food Assistance Program benefits and the Ohio Direction Card (EBT)?  This document provides a step-by-step account of the process market managers go through to become an authorized EBT retailer.

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Health & Nutrition
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Local Purchasing

Integrating Food Assistance Programs at Farmers Markets in Ohio

There are several different food assistance programs offered to residents in Ohio including the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) monthly vouchers, the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, and the Food Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.  This presentation provides information for market managers on the differences between these four food assistance programs and how to accept these different forms of assistance at farmers' markets in Ohio.  This presentation by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is from the EBT at Farmers... Read more »

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Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Accepting EBT at Ohio Farmers Markets

Christie Welch, of The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, has worked with farmers' markets throughout the state to develop the infrastructure and processes to accept the Ohio Direction Card or EBT at their markets.  This presentation provides information on the basics for accepting EBT at farmers' markets in Ohio.  Orginally presented at the EBT at Farmers' Market Workshop at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on February 25, 2011.

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Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

A Start-up Guide for Farmers Markets in Cuyahoga County

The Local Purchasing Working Group of the Food Policy Coalition has received several requests over the last few years from community groups who want to start a farmers' market in their neighborhood.  This guide contains background information and guiding questions that will help local groups start a farmers' market in Cuyahoga County.  The guide includes information on selecting a location, choosing a market day and time,  and navigating local and state permits and regulations.  The appendix included in the guide has a sample budget, a list of market rules, a vendor agre... Read more »

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Local Purchasing

2010 Local Food Guide - Cuyahoga County

The Health and Nutrition Working Group of the FPC developed the 2010 Local Food Guide for Cuyahoga County.  The 2010 Local Food Guide contains information on nutrition, food preservation, eating seasonally, and urban agriculture and locations of farmers' markets and urban farms throughout the county.

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

Cleveland Corner Store FAQ

The Cleveland Corner Store Project was a successful program aimed at increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in small convenience stores in underserved Cleveland neighborhoods as a way of addressing food insecurity.  The research was conducted through the Center for Health Promotion Research and was led by founder and former co-convener of the Coalition, Matt Russell.  See also the large poster and final report.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Cleveland Corner Store Poster

The Cleveland Corner Store Project was a successful program aimed at increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in small convenience stores in underserved Cleveland neighborhoods as a way of addressing food insecurity.  The research was conducted through the Center for Health Promotion Research and was led by founder and former co-convener of the Coalition, Matt Russell.  This large poster describes the findings of the research on "Improving Urban Food Environments through Community-Based Public Health Interventions."  See also the FAQ and final report.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition