Ohio Contacts

The Farmers’ Market Management Network, Inc.*
Contact: Jaime Moore
E-mail: fjaimemoore320@gmail.com , or info@fmmn.org
Web site: www.fmmn.org


Ohio Department of Agriculture
Lori Panda
Senior Program Manager
Ohio Proud & Specialty Crop Block Grant Programs
8995 E. Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone:  614.466.8798
Fax:  614.466.7754
Web site: www.ohioproud.org


To add resources or news to this page, please contact:

Marian Weaver


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Food Assistance/Direction Card
Current Contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

For more information about state-level resources available in Ohio, contact:
Beth Knorr
The Farmers’ Market Management Network, Inc.
(330) 657-2542 ext 224

Ohio Ag Department

Ohio Department of Agriculture


WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Michele Frizzell Chief

Email: michele.frizzell@odh.ohio.gov


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Linda Neumann, SFMNP Program Administrator

FAX: (614) 466-5741

Phone: (614) 728-2266





Ohio News/Case Studies

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

Growing Your Grassroots

Stephanie Fenty May 28, 2020

The data that FMC has collected over the past decade and a half indicate what many suspect: farmers markets are important staples in our communities. Not only a place to buy fresh local produce, farmers markets serve as a place to connect with others and be reminded of the integral role food plays in our… Read More

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Event Opportunity! Firmly Rooted: Building Enterprise and Ownership in a Regional Food Economy

Marian Weaver September 20, 2018

EVENT INFORMATION Date Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:00pm – 1:30pm Contact csg.program@aspeninst.org Location Walter Hall Rotunda at Ohio University 25 South Green Drive Athens, Ohio 45701 Hosts Community Strategies Group  For more than 30 years, the southeast region of Appalachian Ohio has been leading the way in leveraging rural assets and enterprise to build a… Read More

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New downtown Akron fresh-food market sets October opening

Marian Weaver September 12, 2018

Akron’s getting a new source of fresh food from local farmers and other producers — the city’s anticipated Countryside Public Market. Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy, which will run the market, said it has received funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that will enable it to open the market in the Northside… Read More

From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More

2018 Ohio Farmers Market Conference

Marian Weaver February 16, 2018

Please join us for the 9th annual Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference Producers: The Foundation of a Great Market This year’s conference will be held in Dublin once again, and back by popular demand is Vance Corum. Mr. Corum is a farmers’ market expert in organizing and development, and bestselling author of “The New Farmers’ Market.”… Read More

Countryside Winter Farmers Market: Where Recreation Meets Agriculture

Allie Vrtachnik December 20, 2017

Ohio’s Countryside Conservancy’s main season and winter markets are situated in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where agricultural activities date back over 2,000 years. The Countryside Initiative Program, established in 1999, enables farmers to lease within the park to reinvigorate and continue the lands’ rich agricultural history. Several of these farms and farms within 75 miles… Read More

Farmers Market Metrics and Market Vendors

Darlene Wolnik November 28, 2017

By Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org (A version of this article was published in Growing For Markets August 2017 issue by Dar Wolnik. To subscribe, go to GFM online) Since the 1970s, farmers markets have been started by various groups in order to serve many purposes. The timeline below is arranged by the major… Read More

2016 FINI Grant Awardees Announced

Honesta Romberger June 10, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the awardees of $16.8 million in competitive grants to help SNAP (formally food stamps) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food… Read More

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Meet Countryside Conservancy

Honesta Romberger March 21, 2016

  Spring is finally here! And that means the height of market season is just around the corner. This week, Countryside Conservancy helps us celebrate the turn for warmer weather and the fresh, Spring produce we’ve been waiting for all winter. Head on over to Instagram to follow how Countryside Conservancy markets bring farm-fresh food… Read More

Meet Northside Farmers Market

Honesta Romberger January 12, 2016

Howdy, from Cincinnati, Ohio! Bundle up, friends, because this week our Guest Instagram series takes you to Northside Farmers Market, a place that doesn’t let something trivial like a midwestern winter freeze its love for the local food scene. Market Manager, Ana Bird tells us how Northside FM warms the cold, Cincinnati months with fresh,… Read More

**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More

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Spring market season is ripe for data collection at AFRI pilot markets

Liz Comiskey May 15, 2015

While farmers market shopping activity across the United States heats up, nine markets in three regions will also be springing into action with their data collection season for the AFRI-funded Indicators for Impacts project, a three-year data collection research pilot led by University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Dr. Alfonso Morales and Farmers Market Coalition. Last fall each… Read More

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FMC Poster Contest Winners!

Jen O'Brien August 3, 2014

Happy National Farmers Market Week! To kick-off the celebration, FMC is excited to announce the winners of the first-ever FMC Poster Contest. Over the past month we’ve received more than 160 farmers market posters from across the country, each highlighting the unique flavors, farms and events of their regions. Market posters are not only promoting a… Read More

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Farmers Market Metrics Prototype Released

Jen O'Brien July 8, 2014

As hundreds of markets open for the year and others begin their summer season, the Farmers Market Coalition held a kickoff of its own, unveiling the first round of prototype reports from the Farmers Market Metrics project. The Farmers Market Metrics project is a multifaceted measurement initiative conducted in partnership with advocacy groups, market organizations,… Read More

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WIC FMNP: A Win-Win for Families and Farmers

Liz Comiskey July 28, 2013

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides low-income young and expecting mothers an incentive to access to fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables at farmers markets while reinvesting government dollars into local economies and providing crucial revenue to small farmers.  In 2012, the program cost-effectively provided fresh produce to more than… Read More

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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More