FOOD ACCESS

You SNAP. We MATCH.

All Common Greens farmers markets welcome SNAP shoppers and are proud participants in the Produce Perks Midwest network. Produce Perks, Ohio’s Nutrition Incentive Program, empowers low-income families to eat more fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers and strengthening local economies.

Shop with SNAP/EBT and P-EBT at any Common Greens market and get FREE fruits and vegetables.

The Produce Perks program provides a $25 match on SNAP/EBT and P-EBT purchases. This means that any amount spent with SNAP/EBT or P-EBT, up to $25, will be matched $1-for-$1. Produce Perks matching dollars can be spent on fruits and vegetables. You do not have to sign up for the Produce Perks program. Simply show up at the market with your EBT or P-EBT card, and you’re ready to go!

TO MARKET, TO MARKET SENIOR COUPONS

Since 2013, the Clintonville Farmers' Market has partnered with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center to support area seniors. Thanks to the support of community members like you, along with OhioHealth, Buckeye Health Plan and Proforma Buckeye, low-income Clintonville seniors are provided vouchers that they can use to shop at the market. CRC provides transportation support to the market on a bi-weekly basis.

This popular program, which has grown each year, has become a cornerstone of the Clintonville Farmers Market. It serves to get fresh foods into the hands of seniors, combating isolation issues that many face while also benefiting local farmers. CFM and CRC continue to seek donations to bring this program to additional seniors in the community, hoping to serve more than 150 qualified seniors in 2021.

2020 Program Highlights: 77 seniors served and $3,850 coupons redeemed!

TO MARKET, TO MARKET STATS

  • Each Senior receives $50 to spend over the season.

  • CRC gives them a ride to the market.

  • In 5 years, "To Market, To Market" has grown by 119%.

  • CRC has a waiting list of Seniors to participate.

  • 100% on the list have annual incomes less than $20K.

  • 42% on waiting list are age 75 or older.