Food Access Overview

Countryside believes that fresh, local, and healthy food should be available to all people, regardless of their budget. We offer and participate in several programs to directly connect low-income families with regional farmers and food producers.

SNAP & Produce Perks

Countryside Farmers’ Markets proudly accepts the Ohio Direction Card (SNAP/EBT). SNAP customers also receive Produce Perks, a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $20) for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Countryside works with other area markets to offer this opportunity as well.

WIC Carrot Cash

Countryside and partner markets in Summit County offer $5 of Carrot Cash for the purchase of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Details for the 2020 season are in the works!

WIC FMNP Vouchers

Countryside is pleased to host Summit County WIC for distribution of their Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers. Distributions typically begin mid-July and continue while supplies last.

Senior FMNP Vouchers

Farmers at Countryside Farmers’ Markets accept Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers.