SNAP and Produce Perks

Countryside Farmers’ Markets proudly accept the Ohio Direction Card!

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*** Due to COVID, Produce Perks is matching up to $25 ***

SNAP recipients also receive Produce Perks, a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $20) for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.

How It Works ~

  1. Present your Ohio Direction Card at the Market Information booth.
  2. Swipe your card for the amount you wish to spend.
  3. Receive $1 tokens to spend with any vendors with eligible product.*,**
  4. Receive a matching amount (up to $20) of Produce Perks tokens to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables.***

*SNAP-eligible products include all food items, with the exception of ready-to-eat prepared foods.
**SNAP tokens never expire and are accepted at all Countryside Farmers’ Markets.
***Produce Perks tokens do not expire, but are grant supported and subject to the availability of funds.

Produce Perks is available throughout the state of Ohio.

For more information about the program and locations in your area, visit 

Countryside is the regional spoke for Produce Perks and facilitates the program for markets in Summit, Portage, Stark, and Medina counties. 

Open markets offering SNAP//Produce Perks. Due to COVID, markets have made modifications to ensure health safety, please click through for more details:

Markets offerings SNAP//Produce Perks currently closed for the season. 

NOTE: Produce Perks tokens are valid at any listed market. SNAP tokens are only valid at the market received (with the exception of Countryside Farmers’ Markets, which are valid at any of Countryside’s locations and Barberton).

Produce Perks incentive dollars are grant-funded through a USDA Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive (formerly FINI) grant.

Countryside is grateful for local support from Akron Community Foundation and Barberton Community Foundation.

If you are interested in supporting Produce Perks with a sponsorship or donation, please contact Tracy Emrick, CEO, at

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