Produce Prescription Program (PRx): 2018 Impacts and 2019 Growth

The Produce Prescription Program (PRx) is Produce Perks Midwest’s newest effort towards improving the health of underserved regions by increasing affordable access to healthy foods. Funded through a grant from Interact for Health, PRx supports families impacted by food insecurity and nutrition-related disease. There is a desperate need for improvement in nutrition and food [...]

By |2019-07-02T16:22:57-04:00May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Produce Prescription Program (PRx): 2018 Impacts and 2019 Growth

Ohio Farmers Market Network Offers Market Manager Certification Program

The Ohio Farmers Market Network has announced a partnership with the Michigan Farmers Market Association to present the first Ohio cohort of their Market Manager Certificate Program. The program is voluntary and designed to encourage farmers market managers to pursue leadership skills and professional development in topics essential to market management. Registration is now open for [...]

By |2018-12-12T11:26:46-04:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ohio Farmers Market Network Offers Market Manager Certification Program

Produce Perks Midwest Receives $2.27 Million From USDA to Empower Low-Income Families Across Ohio to Buy Healthy Food

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 6th, 2018, Cincinnati, OH Harvesting Health in the Heartland: This Investment Will Expand the Produce Perks Program, Helping Millions of Ohioans receiving SNAP Benefits Access Healthy Foods while Supporting Local Farmers On Aug. 2, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced an award [...]

By |2019-03-29T11:09:42-04:00August 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Produce Perks Midwest Receives $2.27 Million From USDA to Empower Low-Income Families Across Ohio to Buy Healthy Food

Produce Perks Midwest 2nd Annual River Cruise Gala

Experience a night of fun, giving and a sightseeing view of Cincinnati aboard the Satisfaction Cruise Yacht! Proceeds from our annual event help provide healthy, local fruits and vegetables to low-income families Hors-d'oeuvres, cocktails, and enjoy a delicious dinner Dinner Buffet Wood Grilled Pork Tenderloins & Wood Grilled Boneless Chicken Breasts Caesar Salad with [...]

By |2019-03-29T11:11:54-04:00July 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Produce Perks Midwest 2nd Annual River Cruise Gala

2017 Produce Perks Statewide Data Highlights

Thanks to program evaluation by our partner Case Western Reserve University, we can proudly say that Produce Perks saw statewide growth in 2017. The program, offered at 77 farmers' markets in 15 counties across the state, impacted thousands of customers and hundreds of Ohio farmers. Increase in SNAP Dollars and Incentives Spent at Farmers' [...]

By |2019-03-29T11:11:30-04:00May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 Produce Perks Statewide Data Highlights