INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS
We Are Here To Help
The Office of Families and Children is committed to improving Ohio's Food Assistance Program and the benefits offered to customers. Through our commitment, our office is promoting the Ohio EBT Farmers' Market Demonstration Project. With the use of their Ohio Direction Card, customers may shop at their local farmers' markets for a healthier alternative of fresh, wholesome, locally grown foods.
Using Your Ohio Direction Card at a Farmers' Market
To find out how to use your Ohio Direction Card (EBT) at your local participating farmers' market, click on the following link from The Ohio State University South Centers Growing! Ohio Farmers' Markets to watch a short video. Click play to begin video.
Using Your Ohio Direction Card Video
When visiting The Farmers' Market
When visiting your local farmers' market, pay close attention to whether any signs indicate the market accepts SNAP, EBT, and/or the Ohio Direction Card. If there are no signs, visit the market's management office to get more information. Pay close attention to the amount of scrip you receive from the market. The amount should match what was debited from your Ohio Direction Card. While shopping, be careful to safely store your scrip to prevent them from being lost or stolen. These funds are treated like cash and will not be reimbursed if lost or stolen. Unused scrip normally can be used throughout the market season.
If the Ohio Direction Card (EBT) is not accepted at your local market, speak with the market manager about possibly accepting EBT at their market. If they are interested, please refer them to our website or to the following link: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/ebt/fm.htm.
Finding Your Local Participating Farmers' Market
To find your local participating market, click on the following link providing a list of the current markets. To find markets in your county, click on your county in the map of Ohio.
Ohio EBT Farmers' Market Partcipants
Additional Resources For Customers
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Ohio Here To Help
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