Ohio Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program Applications

If you are 60 years of age or older and meet income guidelines, you may qualify for $50 worth of coupons to be used at local Farmer’s Markets for fresh produce, herbs, and honey grown locally.

Designed to provide seniors with access to fresh fruits and vegetables as an important part of federal dietary guidelines, the Ohio Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program encourages seniors to make healthy food choices for improved health.

VANTAGE Meals on Wheels of Northern Ohio oversees the program for two regions, Summit County and Stark/Wayne Counties.

Voucher Application

ELIGIBILITY AND ENROLLMENT SUMMIT COUNTY

In Summit County, you are eligible for the program if you are 60 years of age or older with an annual household income of:

  • One person = $0 – $22,459
  • Two people = $0 – $30,451
  • Three people – $0 – $38,443

To enroll, complete and return the application.  If your application is accepted, then coupons will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at our annual Health and Services Fair on June 12 – while funds are available.  Once you receive your coupons, be sure to use them by their expiration date.

Participants receive $50 worth of coupons for the growing season.

If you are homebound, you may select someone trustworthy to be your personal shopper (proxy) to pick up your coupons for you.  You and your proxy must both sign the application.  The proxy is able to redeem coupons for the homebound individual.

You can use your coupons at the Health & Services Fair or at participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands.  Look for the senior farmer’s market (SFMNP) poster when shopping.

You may appeal any decision made regarding your eligibility for SFMNP.

ELIGIBILITY AND ENROLLMENT STARK & WAYNE COUNTIES

In Stark and Wayne Counties, you are eligible for the program if you are 60 years of age or older with an annual household income of:

  • One person = $0 – $22,459
  • Two people = $0 – $30,451
  • Three people – $0 – $38,443

To enroll, complete and return the application.  If your application is accepted, then coupons will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once you receive your coupons, be sure to use them by their expiration date.

Participants receive $50 worth of coupons for the growing season.

If you are homebound, you may select someone trustworthy to be your personal shopper (proxy) to pick up your coupons for you.  You and your proxy must both sign the application.  The proxy is able to redeem coupons for the homebound individual.

You can use your coupons at participating farmers’ markets and roadside stands.  Look for the senior farmer’s market (SFMNP) poster when shopping.

You may appeal any decision made regarding your eligibility for SFMNP.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

Coupons can be redeemed only for fresh produce grown locally.

COUPONS MAY NOT BE USED TO:

  • Buy produce that the farmer has purchased from a wholesaler or non-local farmer. Farmer’s can tell you what is grown locally. (Lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits, pineapples, mangos, and bananas are not locally grown and cannot be purchased with coupons)
  • Purchase flowers, potted plants, crafts, eggs, nuts, rice, popcorn, dried produce, dried herbs, and baked goods.
  • Purchased processed foods, such as jams, apple butter, apple cider, or maple syrup.

Farmer Application

 

FAQs

Can I get an application?

Applications are now available. Click here to download an application.

What should I do with the application?

You or your proxy can bring the application to the Senior Health and Services Fair. The information is on our website. June 12, 2019, 8:30 am-noon at 2279 Romig Road, Akron, OH 44320. The vouchers will be given out that day on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional forms you may find helpful

Basket of produce

VOUCHER APPLICATIONS

Download Application

 

Person at a farmer's market

FARMER APPLICATIONS

To become a farmer who accepts Farmer’s Market program vouchers, download an application here.

Additional forms you
may find helpful:

 

List of Farmer’s Markets

For a printable version, click here

Summit

Bender’s Farm
Bender’s Farm (self serve market)
3725 Minor Road, Copley, OH
330-666-1455

Countryside Conservancy
Anna Dean Farmers Market
248 Robinson Ave, Barberton, OH 44203
234-334-4622
Open Tuesdays 2-6 pm

Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Public Market
21 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44308
234-334-4622
Open Sundays 10am-2pm

Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Farmers Market at Howe Meadow
4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
234-334-4622
Open Saturdays 9am-noon

Countryside Conservancy
Countryside Farmers Market at Highland Square
1175 W. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44302
234-334-4622
Open Thursdays 4-7pm

Crowe Country Store
Stow Farmers Market
1567 Pilgrim Dr., Stow, OH
330-524-5069
Open Saturdays 9am-12:30pm

Crowe Country Store
Tallmadge Farmers Market
46 N. Munroes Rd., Tallmadge, OH
330-524-5069
Open Thursdays 4-7pm

Fox Family Farm
Alliance Farmers Market
1800 West State St., Alliance, OH
330-284-6670
Open Saturdays 9 am-noon

Fox Family Farm
Copley Creekside Market
1245 S. Cleveland Massillon Road, Akron, OH 44321
330-284-6670
Open Thursdays 3-7 pm

Graf Growers
1015 White Pond Dr., Akron, OH 44320
330-836-2727
Open Sunday 9am-5pm and Monday-Saturday 9am-6:30pm

HAPI Fresh
647 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44304
330-535-3263
Open Wednesdays 4-7pm

Heron Hill Farm
Munroe Falls Farmers Market
128 N. Main St., Munroe Falls, OH 44262
330-842-7268
Open Tuesdays 3-6pm

Heron Hill Farm
Tallmadge Farmers Market
46 N. Munroes Rd., Tallmadge, OH
330-842-7268
Open Thursdays 4-7pm

Let’s Grow Akron
Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmers Market
380 W. Crosier, Akron, OH 44301
330-745-9700
Open Tuesdays 4-7pm

Log Cabin Farm
Countryside Farmers Market at Howe Meadow
4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
330-698-1778
Open Saturdays 9am-noon

Maize Valley Market
6193 Edison St., Hartville, OH 44632
330-877-4335
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm

May’s Farm Market
Wayside Furniture, 1367 Canton Rd., Akron, OH 44312
330-325-7796
Open Sunday-Saturday 11am-4pm

May’s Produce
Farmers Market in the Falls
High Bridge Glens Park, 1817 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH
216-926-2535
Open Fridays 4-7pm

Oak Tree Hydroponic Farms
Anna Dean Farmers Market
248 Robinson Ave, Barberton, OH 44203
650-576-2677
Open Tuesdays 2-6 pm

Oak Tree Hydroponic Farms
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Farmers Market
1 Akron General Ave., Akron, OH 44307
650-576-2677
Open Wednesdays 10am-1pm

Oak Tree Hydroponic Farms
Munroe Falls Farmers Market
128 N. Main St., Munroe Falls, OH 44262
650-576-2677
Open Tuesdays 3-6pm

Robert Dunkler
Dunkler Farms
1350 Collier Rd., Copley, OH 44320
330-607-3823
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunny Dell Farms
4573 Newcomer Road, Stow, OH 44224
330-673-5551
Open Sun & Sat 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

Walnut Drive Gardens
2129 Randolph, Mogadore, OH
330-628-3213
Open Sun 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-4pm

Stark

Crowe Country Store
Plain Township Farmers Market
Veterans Park, 1714 Schneider Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
330-524-5069
Open Wednesdays 4-7pm

Fichter Farm
Canton Farmers Market
Timken High School, 305 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44702 330-338-2453
Open Saturdays 8-11:30 am

Fichter Farm
Plain Township Farmers Market
Veterans Park, 1714 Schneider Street, Canton, OH 44721      330-338-2453
Open Wednesdays 4-7 pm

Fox Family Farm
Canton Farmers Market
Timken High School: 305 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, OH
330-284-6670
Open Saturdays 8-11:30 am

Grassy Treeland Farm
Alliance Farmers Market
1800 West State St., Alliance, OH
949-307-1948
Open Saturdays 9am-noon

Heron Hill Farm
Plain Township Farmers Market
Veterans Park, 1714 Schneider Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
330-842-7268
Open Wednesdays 4-7pm

James Natural Products
Alliance Farmers Market
1800 West State St., Alliance, OH
234-564-9347
Open Saturdays 9am-noon

John A. Hershberger
Massillon Farmers Market
Massillon City Hall, 50 N. Erie St., Massillon, OH
Open Saturdays 9am-noon

May’s Produce
Alliance Farmers Market
1800 West State St., Alliance, OH
216-926-2535
Open Saturdays 9am-noon

Maize Valley Market
Canton Farmers Market
Timken High School: 305 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, OH
330-877-4335

Miller FarmStand
Canton Farmers Market
Timken High School: 305 McKinley Ave. NW, Canton, OH
Open 8am-11:30am

Oak Tree Hydroponic Farms
Plain Township Farmers Market
Veterans Park, 1714 Schneider Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
650-576-2677
Open Wednesdays 4-7pm

Stark Fresh
321 Cherry Ave. NE, Canton, OH
330-353-8793
Open Wed 10am-3:30pm, Thursdays 10am-2pm

Stark Fresh Mobile Farmers Stand
Varied Locations (call)
330-353-8793

Wayne

John A. Hershberger
Hershberger Market
3798 Fahrni Road, Dalton, OH 44618
Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-6pm

 

 

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