In 2014, managers from six central Ohio farmers’ markets introduced a program to increase access to the healthy foods sold at their markets among the vulnerable populations in central Ohio. The program provides a financial match of EBT dollars spent (up to $10) per visit to SNAP customers who shop at participating seasonal farmers’ markets organized in our community.
In its first year, Veggie SNAPS provided over $5,000 in incentives in 637 transactions to 303 unique customers. The program grew in 2015 and 2016, providing more incentives to more customers and more markets. A complete listing of 2017 markets can be found on our participating markets page.