SNAP and Produce Perks

SNAP customers are eligible to receive up to $25 in FREE fruits and vegetables through Produce Perks! Produce Perks matches SNAP purchases dollar-for-dollar up to $25 per visit.

How it Works:

  1. Visit any of our participating Farmers’ Markets (see “Where to Shop” below)
  2. Swipe your Ohio Direction/SNAP card for the amount you wish to spend
  3. Receive $1 tokens to spend on any SNAP eligible foods at the market
  4. Receive additional FREE tokens to (up to $25 match) to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables

Example: If you visit the market and swipe your SNAP/EBT card for $25, you’ll receive $50 worth of tokens. The first $25 that you purchased on SNAP can be spent on any SNAP eligible foods and the additional $25 in Produce Perks tokens can be spent on fresh fruits & vegetables.

 

Eligible Items:

SNAP Eligible Foods Produce Perks Eligible Foods
All food items other than prepared, ready-to-eat foods Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and edible plants (ex. a tomato plant)

Get the local food lowdown

A biweekly newsletter with local food tips and updates on SNAP at community farmers’ markets.

Text Notifications

Get text alerts about free fresh fruit and vegetable voucher opportunities at Countryside Farmers’ Market.

SNAP and Produce Perks

SNAP customers are eligible to receive up to $25 in FREE fruits and vegetables through Produce Perks! Produce Perks matches SNAP purchases dollar-for-dollar up to $25 per visit.

How it Works:

  1. Visit any of our participating Farmers’ Markets (see “Where to Shop” below)
  2. Swipe your Ohio Direction/SNAP card for the amount you wish to spend
  3. Receive $1 tokens to spend on any SNAP eligible foods at the market
  4. Receive additional FREE tokens to (up to $25 match) to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables

Example: If you visit the market and swipe your SNAP/EBT card for $25, you’ll receive $50 worth of tokens. The first $25 that you purchased on SNAP can be spent on any SNAP eligible foods and the additional $25 in Produce Perks tokens can be spent on fresh fruits & vegetables.

 

Eligible Items:

SNAP Eligible Foods Produce Perks Eligible Foods
All food items other than prepared, ready-to-eat foods Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and edible plants (ex. a tomato plant)

Get the local food lowdown

A biweekly newsletter with local food tips and updates on SNAP at community farmers’ markets.

Text Notifications

Get text alerts about free fresh fruit and vegetable voucher opportunities at Countryside Farmers’ Market.

Produce Perks is available throughout the state of Ohio including all Countryside-supported locations!

Find a Farmers’ Market near you:

Where to Shop

Click on each markets’ name for additional information.

Additional Notes on Tokens
Produce Perks tokens are valid at any listed market. SNAP tokens are only valid at the market where they were purchased (with the exception of those purchased Countryside, which are valid at any location). 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.

For more information about the program and locations in your area, visit produceperks.org. Countryside is the regional spoke for Produce Perks and facilitates the program for markets in Summit, Portage, Stark, and Medina counties.

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 temrick@countrysidefoodandfarms.org.

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