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Double Your Food Benefits in Ohio with Produce Perks

Double Your Food Benefits in Ohio with Produce Perks

If you’re shopping with SNAP benefits in Ohio, you need to know how to double your food benefits through the Produce Perks Program! This program can help you get twice as much food as you pay for when you shop at participating retailers.

In this article, we are going to talk about who is eligible for Produce Perks, how it works, and where you can go to double your SNAP food benefits. After all, there are over 100 participating locations that can help you double your SNAP food benefits!

What is Produce Perks?

The Produce Perks Program is a nutrition incentive program that is designed to help low income families get more healthy, nutritious food for their SNAP dollars. It is similar to the Double Up Food Bucks program, in that it provides a dollar-matching benefit to families who buy healthy food with their food stamps cards.

This program served over 34,930 families in 2022. It yielded over $3,962,076 in healthy food sales and benefited over 1,200 Ohio farmers and businesses. That is a huge impact for families, farmers, and the local economy!

Who is eligible for Produce Perks?

The Produce Perks Program serves all residents of Ohio who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs. P-EBT shoppers can also use this program. You just need to make sure that you are shopping at an eligible market!

If you shop in the Greater Cincinnati area, you may be able to use this program if you live in Northern Kentucky or Southeastern Indiana as well.

How does it work?

This is a dollar matching program. Basically, it means that you can get a free dollar for every dollar you spend. If you spend $5 on eligible produce, you’ll get an extra $5 for free so that you can take home $10 worth of produce.

There is a cap of $25 per day. That means that if you spend $25, you’ll get an extra $25 for a total of $50 in produce… but if you spend more than $25, you’ll still only get a $25 match.

This program works at both farmers markets and grocery stores. The process to use these benefits will depend on what kind of location you decide to visit.

Farmers Markets will require you to go the information booth before you can use Produce Perks. That’s because not every vendor at the market is signed up to process EBT payments, so it makes it easier to have on central location manage these benefits. You’ll swipe your EBT card for the amount you want to spend, and you’ll receive tokens in exchange for your benefits. Those tokens can be redeemed at the market’s vendors for any EBT-eligible item. You’ll also get an equal amount of Produce Perks tokens that can only be used to buy free fruits and vegetables at the market.

If you choose to shop at a grocery store, it works a little differently. You’ll shop as normal and receive up to $15 per day in dollar matching benefits. Some stores will just discount your purchase at the time of sale. Other stores may give you a coupon to redeem in the future. It just depends on the store’s policies.

Where can I use Produce Perks?

In order to use these Produce Perks benefits, you have to shop at a participating location. Here is a list of all the participating location, alphabetized by city:

AthensAthens Farmers Market1002 E State Street Athens OH 45701
AkronDave’s Market871 East Exchange Street Akron OH 44128
AkronHAPI Fresh Farmers Market381 Ontario Street Akron OH 44310
AkronSummit Lake Neighborhood Farmers Market380 West Crosier Street Akron OH 44311
BathCountryside OTS Winter Farmers Market 2315 Ira Road Bath OH 44333
BarbertonBarberton Farmers Market505 W Tuscarawas Avenue Barberton OH 44203
BexleyBexley Farmers MarketE Main St and S Dawson Ave Bexley OH 43209
BellefontaineLogan County Farmers MarketChillicothe Avenue & Detroit Street Bellefontaine OH 43311
BellaireOhio Valley Farmers Market32nd & Union Streets Bellaire OH 43950
BrookvilleHartman Heimstytte Family Farms7293 Phillipsburg Union Road Brookville OH 45309
CantonCanton Farmers Market330 Court Ave. NW Canton OH 44702
CantonStarkFresh Grocery Store321 Cherry Ave NE Canton OH 44702
CantonNorth Canton Farmers Market845 W Maple St. North Canton OH 44720
CincinnatiFibonnaci’s Mount Healthy Farmers Market1445 Compton Road Cincinnati OH 45231
CincinnatiFindlay Farmers Market1801 Race Street Cincinnati OH 45202
CincinnatiGracely Food Mart6615 Gracely Dr. Cincinnati OH 45233
CincinnatiHealthy Harvest Mobile Marketmultiple locations
CincinnatiMadeira Farmers Market7011 Miami Ave Cincinnati OH 45243
CincinnatiMadison’s at Findlay Market110 West Elder Street Cincinnati OH 45202
CincinnatiMeiser’s Fresh Grocery & Deli738 State Ave. Cincinnati OH 45204
CincinnatiMontgomery Farmers Market9609 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati OH 45242
CincinnatiMyWhy Price Hill Market1655 Ross Ave Cininnati Ohio 45205
CincinnatiMyWhy West End Market500 Ezzard Charles Dr. Cincinnati OH 45203
CincinnatiNorthside Farmers Market4222 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati OH 45223
CincinnatiRoth Produce1801 Race Street Cincinnati OH 45202
ClevelandCoit Road Farmers Market15000 Woodworth Rd East Cleveland OH 44110
ClevelandDave’s Market – Slavik Village7422 Harvard Avenue Cleveland OH 44105
ClevelandDave’s Market – Midtown1929 East 61st Street Cleveland OH 44103
ClevelandDave’s Mercado3565 Ridge Road Cleveland OH 44102
ClevelandGateway 105 Farmers Market1322 E 105th St Cleveland OH 44106
ClevelandGood Earth Farm Stand9600 Madison Avenue Cleveland OH 44102
ClevelandKamm’s Corners Farmers Market16906 Albers AvenueCleveland OH 44111
ClevelandLeague Park Market Place7721 Superior Ave Cleveland OH 44103
ClevelandNorth Union Farmers Market at Cleveland ClinicCarnegie Avenue & East 100th Street Cleveland OH 44106
ClevelandOld Brooklyn Farmers Market4200 Pearl Road Cleveland OH 44109
ClevelandTremont Farmers Market1200 Starkweather Avenue Cleveland OH 44113
ColumbusClintonville Farmers Market
3535 N High St Columbus OH 43214
ColumbusFranklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Farmers Market1777 East Broad Street Columbus OH 43203
ColumbusFranklinton Farms867 West Town St, Suite A Columbus OH 43222
ColumbusLocal Matters Veggie Van633 Parsons Avenue Columbus OH 43206
ColumbusNorth Market59 Spruce Street Columbus OH 43215
ColumbusPearl Market19 N Pearl Street Columbus OH 43215
ColumbusWestgate Farmers Market2925 West Broad Street Columbus OH 43204
CoshoctonBuehler’s Fresh Foods830 South 2nd Street Coshocton OH 43812
Dayton2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd St Dayton OH 45402
DaytonDot’s Market2274 Patterson Rd Dayton OH 45420
DaytonGem City Market324 Salem Ave Dayton OH 45406
DaytonHomefull Mobile Grocery2003 Springboro W Rd Dayton OH 45439
DaytonMission of Mary619 Silver Lane Dayton OH 45410
DaytonShiloh Farmers Market5300 Philadelphia Drive Dayton OH 45415
DelawareMain Street Delaware Farmers Market Sandusky & William Streets Delaware OH 43015
DoverTuscarawas Valley Farmers Market 259 South Tuscarawas Avenue Dover OH 44622
DoverBuhler’s Fresh Foods3000 North Wooster Avenue Dover OH 44622
GallowayPrairie Township Farmers Market5955 West Broad Street Galloway OH 43119
HamiltonHamilton’s Historic Farmers Market101 High Street Hamilton OH 45011
Huber HeightsFarmers Market at the Heights 8625 Brandt Pike Huber Heights OH 45424
KentHaymaker Farmers MarketFranklin Avenue & Summit Street Kent OH 44240
LakewoodLakewood Earth & Food Community Farmers Market 15425 Detroit Avenue Lakewood OH 44107
LakeviewIndian Lake Farmers Market8793 Township Road 239 Lakeview OH 43331
LancasterLancaster Farmers Market 143 W Chestnut St. Lancaster Ohio 43130
LancasterKeller Market House134 South Columbus Street Lancaster OH 43130
LimaDowntown Lima Farmers Market7 Town Square Lima OH 45801
LondonProcter Store 119 South Main St London OH 43140
LovelandLoveland Farmers Market205 Broadway Street Loveland OH 45140
LyndhurstNorth Union Farmers Market 25389 Cedar Road Lyndhurst OH 44124
MarysvilleUnion County Farmers Market 125 East 6th Street Marysville OH 43040
MedinaMedina Square Farmers Market 39 Public Square Medina OH 44256
Mount VernonMount Vernon Farmers Market1 Public Square Mount Vernon OH 43050
NelsonvilleShrivers Pharmacy Nelsonville 40 Watkins Street Nelsonville OH 45764
New CarlisleNew Carlisle Farmers Market Main Street & West Jefferson Street New Carlisle OH 45344
NewarkCanal Market District 36 E Canal Street Newark OH 43055
New PhiladelphiaBuhler’s Fresh Foods 417 South Broadway Street New Philadelphia OH 44663
OrrvilleBuehler’s Fresh Foods 1114 West High Street Orrville OH 44667
OxfordOxford Farmers Market High Street & Church Street Oxford OH 45056
PiquaPiqua Community Farmers Market 116 W. High Street Piqua OH 45356
PomeroyMeigs County Farmers Market 100 Main St. Pomeroy OH 45769
PeninsulaCountryside Farmers Market 4040 Riverview Road Peninsula OH 44264
ReadingReading Farmers Market 9150 Reading Road Reading OH 45215
ReynoldsburgReynoldsburg Farmers Market7232 E Main Street Reynoldsburg OH 43068
Shaker HeightsNorth Union Farmers Market3401 Tuttle RoadShaker Heights OH 44122
SpringfieldSpringfield Farmers Market117 South Fountain Avenue Springfield OH 45502
StowStow Community Farmers Market 1567 Pilgrim Drive Stow OH 44224
TiffinTiffin Seneca Farmers Market125 East Market Street Tiffin OH 44883
ToledoToledo Farmers Market 525 Market Street Toledo OH 43604
ToledoWestgate Farmers Market3408 West Central Toledo OH 43606
Upper ArlingtonUpper Arlington Famers Market 2850 Tremont Road Upper Arlington OH 43221
Washington Court HouseFayette County Farmers Market101 E East St. Washington Court House
WaverlyWay Farms Waverly Market403 East Emmitt Avenue Waverly OH 45690
WestlakeNorth Union Farmers Market at Crocker Park Corner of Crocker and Detroit Westlake OH 44145
WestervilleWesterville Farmers Market 21 S State Street Westerville OH 43081
WhitehallMarket on the Green 105 Norton Park Drive Whitehall OH 43213
WoosterBuehler’s Fresh Foods – Wooster Town Market336 North Market Street Wooster OH 44691
WoosterBuehler’s Fresh Foods – Wooster Milltown3540 Burbank Road Wooster OH 44691
WorthingtonWorthington Farmers Market646 High Street Worthington OH 43085
Yellow SpringsYellow Springs Farmers Market100 Dayton St. Yellow Springs OH 45387
ZanesvilleShrivers Pharmacy Zanesville 40 Watkins Street Nelsonville OH 45764
ZanesvilleZanesville Farmers Market406 Brighton Boulevard Zanesville OH 43701

Other Produce Perks Programs

The Produce Perks Program is organized by Produce Perks Midwest, a nonprofit organization that is fighting food insecurity in Ohio. Their other programs include Produce Prescription (PRx) and The Fruit and Vegetable Program.

PRx helps low income clients with diet-related diseases (including diabetes and obesity) get free fruits and vegetables every month. In order to be eligible, you have to be screened for food insecurity and work with your health care provider. The provider will issue monthly prescriptions that can be exchanged for free fruits and vegetables.

The Fruit and Vegetable Program is part of the state’s TANF initiative. It provides extra Fruit & Vegetable Coupon booklets to low income families who qualify for TANF benefits. You can exchange those coupons at certain retailers, including some home delivered produce box services.


The Produce Perks Program helps low income families in Ohio get free food when they shop with their SNAP benefits at a participating store or farmers market. You can get up to $25 per day in free food through this dollar-matching program. In order to get started, take your SNAP card to one of the retailers in this list.

Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.