Lake-To-River Food Cooperative
The Lake-To-River Food Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative of food buyers, producers, processors, and buyers who grow, prepare, add value to and market agricultural products to institutional and commercial buyers in the Mahoning Valley and throughout the region and beyond. Read more. . . https://laketoriver.localfoodmarketplace.com/
The Common Wealth Food Incubator
The Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator is a shared-use commercial kitchen in Youngstown that aims to lower the cost for starting or expanding local food businesses. We aim to help folks create jobs working with food we love and helping NE Ohio create food security and promote economic development. Partnerships in the community will be key in this effort as well as rebuilding our local food chain. Read more. . . https://www.cwkitchenincubator.org/
Youngstown Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation (YNDC)
Produce Perks Program
Creating Healthy Communities
Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, we are activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health. Read more. . . //http://www.tcchd.org/tcbh_health.html
Farmers Market Nutrition Program Women, Infants, and Children (WIC):
The HFM has partnered with the Ohio Department of Health and the WIC Program to accept WIC coupons. Only vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables can accept WIC coupons.
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP):
SFMNP coupons can be accepted by pre-approved farms to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and honey.
The HFM accepts SNAP (EBT/food stamps). All farmers and producers with qualifying products are required to participate, and SNAP customers will use their Ohio Direction card at the HFM information table to access tokens to shop with. The tokens are in $1 and $5 increments. The tokens can be spent by customers at each individual stall for eligible items.
Fruit and Vegetable Rx:
This Mercy Health program was established to help diabetic patients control and manage their condition to drive down healthcare costs and to help patients live healthier lives. Participants complete a seven week class about nutrition and diabetes management at Mercy Health. Doctors write a prescription for fruit and vegetable vouchers for this program as they would for any medication.