Produce Prescription Program
The Produce Prescription program aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among pregnant women and women of child bearing age through health care providers connecting them with farmers’ markets within Cuyahoga County. Each provider location enrolls interested women up to 25 weeks pregnant at the beginning of the market season into the program. All participants are then provided with $40 in Produce Prescription vouchers at each of their regularly scheduled monthly gestational visits up until October. Similar programs are available for blood pressure reduction.
Using EBT Ohio Direction Card and Coupons at
The Coit Road Farmers’ Market
Ohio Direction Card EBT $20 of Food for $10
Support from foundations through Produce Perks gives Ohio Direction Card EBT customers an additional $10 to spend for fruits and vegetables for $10 withdrawn per visit to the Market. Ohio Direction Card users swipe their card through the electronic benefits transfer machine and receive tokens to be redeemed at any time for fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, bread or meat from the market’s vendors. Customers who withdraw less than $10 receive an additional tokens for fruits and vegetables equal to the amount withdrawn. For EBT, go to the Ohio Direction Card window at the rear office at the market.
Senior Coupons and WIC Coupons
Senior Coupons are distributed at senior centers during the Spring season. WIC Coupons are distributed to WIC participants at farmers markets on days specified for each market.
To redeem Senior or WIC coupons, look for vendors with signs noting their acceptance of the coupons. If you do not see a sign for a particular vendor, feel free to ask the vendor if coupons are accepted there.