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Buckeye Fresh Farmers Market - Members Enjoy Family Time at the Market

Access to healthy, affordable produce can be a challenge for many Ohioans. Buckeye is partnering with Produce Perks, a healthy food incentive program, and local farmers across the State to host Buckeye Fresh! farmers’ market days.

Buckeye Member at local Buckeye Fresh Farmers Market 

Buckeye Members hold up fresh produce at Buckeye Fresh Farmers Market 

2024 Buckeye Fresh! Dates*

Market City




Toledo Farmers Market

525 Market St., Toledo, OH 43604

8 a.m to 2 p.m.

June 22

August 3

September 14

Cleveland - Kamm's Corner Farmers Market

16906 Albers Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 14

August 18

September 8

Kent - Haymaker Farmers Market

350 Franklin Ave. Kent, OH, 44240

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 20



Columbus - Clintonville Farmers Market

3535 N. High St., Columbus, OH, 43214

9 a.m. to noon

August 24



Cincinnati - Findlay Farmers Market1801 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 452028 a.m. to noonSeptember 21  

* Dates are subject to change.

Buckeye members get free produce at the market

Buckeye members attending the market on Buckeye Fresh! Days get a $15 voucher to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, and children of members will receive a free $1 Buckeye Buck to purchase a healthy snack, too. Stop by the Buckeye tent and show your Buckeye membership card or I.D. to get your vouchers and other resources. 

Members form a line at a fruit stand at a local Buckeye Fresh Farmers Market 

Eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables can help you get healthy, stay healthy and live longer. Here are some easy tips to help you add fruits and vegetables to your daily diet:

  • Switch out high salt and sugary snacks for a serving of fruit or vegetables 
  • Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in-season when they’re cheaper
  • Look for lower priced “ugly” fruits and vegetables that are imperfect in appearance, but still nutritious 
  • Remember that canned fruit and vegetables are nutritious, too. Buy canned vegetables in water with low salt and canned fruits in water, not syrup 
  • Get low or no-sugar fruit cups for an easy way to get kids to eat fruit all year 
  • Try a frozen vegetable mix to add variety
  • Pair fruit and vegetables with other favorite food items, like bananas with peanut butter, apples with cheese or blueberries with oatmeal

A woman checks out produce at a Buckeye Fresh Farmers market

Buckeye Members pose for a picture next to a fruit stand.

An apple a day may not be enough to keep the doctor away. A global study found that not eating enough healthy foods led to more deaths around the world than any other risk factor, including smoking and high blood pressure.2 The study also linked one in five deaths to poor diets — those short in fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts and heavy in salt — contributing to heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

This global impact hits close to home. 10.6 percent of Ohio adults eat the recommended amount of fruit and 6.9 percent eat the recommended amount of vegetables.3 Plus, obesity continues to be on the rise, with Ohio ranking 11th nationwide for highest adult obesity and 16th for highest obesity for youth ages 10 to 17.

Including more fruits and vegetables in your meals every day can make a big difference in your life now and for years to come. Buckeye members can contact Buckeye Member Services for help finding local resources for healthy food: 866-549-8289.4

A woman holds fresh produce at the farmers market.

These recipes are from The Ohio State University Extension SNAP-Ed program, a Buckeye Fresh! partner. Find nutrition information and more tasty recipes and videos at