Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market offers Food for All

The Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market runs Wednesdays evenings, is now offering financial assistance to low-income shoppers and was voted Ohio’s

The Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market (TVFM)  was voted Ohio’s best Farmers Market in 2020 according to American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration Contest.

What:  Farmers Market featuring fresh, locally produced, nourishing, and safe foods for all people including children, the elderly, and families of all incomes.
When: Wednesday 3:00-7:00 pm through Mid- October
Where: Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover

Financial Assistance Programs:

Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market

  • Ohio Direction Card: Shoppers can swipe their Ohio Direction Card (EBT) for tokens. Each token is equal to
    $1.00. Anything you can purchase in the grocery store with an EBT card you can buy at the market with
    tokens. No change can be given. These tokens cannot be used at the food trucks. For details on the program
    or to see if you qualify, visit Tuscarawas County Job &  Family Services at 389 16 th Street SW in New
    Philadelphia or call them at 330-339-7791.
  •  Produce Perks: When shoppers use their Ohio Direction Card (EBT), the market will match up to $25.00 in
    Produce Perk tokens per card each market day. Produce Perks can be used to purchase only fruits and
    vegetables, and no change can be given.
  • P-EBT (School Lunch Card): The market also accepts the P-EBT Card, which is available to eligible school-aged
    children. When you use your P-EBT card, the market will match up to $25.00 in Produce Perk tokens per card
    each market day.
  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program: The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-
    income older adults with coupons to purchase eligible locally grown produce at farmers markets. Vouchers
    are available through our local Area Agency on Aging (Region 9). Vouchers come in $5.00 increments, and
    qualifying individuals can receive up to $50.00 in vouchers to use on fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey. For
    details on the program or to find out if you qualify, call Ashley Bichard at 740-421-9755. Those who qualify
    will receive their vouchers in the mail after completing the application process.
  • WIC: WIC vouchers are available to eligible participants at the Tuscarawas County Health Department.
    Vouchers can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, or herbs. For details on the program or to see if you
    qualify, visit the Tuscarawas County Health Department at 897 E. Iron Avenue in Dover or call them at 330-
    343-5555.
    The Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market also makes it easy for shoppers to use their credit or debit card at the
    market with the Carrot Cash program, which allows shoppers to swipe their card to receive market tokens.
    These tokens can be used at any vendor and are treated like cash. Carrot Cash comes in $5.00 increments, and
    there is a nominal processing fee.

TVFM Co-Chairperson Hannah Hartman said, “One of the goals of the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market is to increase access to fresh produce for all people
in our community regardless of their financial standing, and the variety of programs our market participates in
makes it possible for us to assist low-income shoppers with the cost of purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables so
they have access to healthy and nutritious foods they might not be able to afford otherwise.”

To utilize any of these programs, visit the Information Booth at the market where knowledgeable volunteers can
process your transactions and answer questions.
More Details at:  Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market

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