Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market is a pre order only market, open to ALL.

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market is held indoors year round in the gymnasium of Cheviot School, 4040 Harrison Ave. 45211.  Directions to parking and entrance: Harrison Ave. to Carrie St. to McFarran St.  You will see the market's sandwich board at the door to enter.

Summer Schedule: 3:30 - 6:30 every Friday May through October.

Winter Schedule: 3:30 - 6:30 1st and 3rd Fridays November through April.

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market is a pre order only market, open to ALL.  No registration fee, no ordering fee, NO FEES.

Here's how it works:

First, email Mary the Market Manager at lewfmlocal@gmail.com and ask to be added to the pre order email list (no purchase required).

Then, about 5 days before each market day the vendors will email a list of items (with prices) from which you can pre order.

Simply reply back to the individual vendor's email, letting them know the items you want.  Please note the pre ordering deadline on each vendor's email.  You are not required to pay in advance for the items.

Pick up your pre ordered items between 3:30 and 6:30 each market day.

The pre order only market ensures you receive the items you want, while also helping to reduce/eliminate waste for the vendors, a real win-win for all.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Mary the Market Manager at lewfmlocal@gmail.com or call Mary at (513) 481-1914 (landline, no texting).


BYOB: Bring Your Own Bags to Market
As a way to help reduce the use of plastic bags, we are asking customers to bring their own reusable bags to market.  Many of you are already doing this and we very much appreciate you doing so.  For those who are not yet in the habit of grabbing a few reusable bags as you leave for market, it might take a bit of extra effort to develop this new habit.  Doing so will result in short and long term benefits.  To gain some insight into the importance of reducing the use of plastic bags, take a look at this brief video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhxX1g9A2OM


Produce Perks
Produce Perks is an incentive program that is meant to encourage and help those who receive EBT (formerly known as food stamps) purchase more produce.  Produce Perks is a dollar for dollar match (up to $20), with the matching dollars used on produce.  The Produce Perks website offers the following additional information:
“Produce Perks” is an initiative modeled after a similar program in Cuyahoga County.  Focus is on access and affordability of healthy fruits and vegetables for under-served consumers. 
Produce Perks are incentive tokens given to customers at participating farmers’ markets who use an Ohio Direction Card (“electronic benefits transfer” or EBT card) to purchase food.  A customer wishing to use their food assistance benefits can swipe their card at one central terminal, located at participating market’s information booths, and ask to withdraw a desired amount. The market provides tokens for the transaction and additional Produce Perks that can be spent on fruits and vegetables.  As the name suggests, Produce Perks are only good for purchasing fruits and vegetables.  All other tokens purchased with the Ohio Direction Card are good to use on eligible items at the market.           
Please help us spread the word about this very worthwhile program.  One way to help get the word out is to stop by the market management booth to pick up brochures to share with those you know who receive EBT benefits.  You could also leave brochures at your church, doctor or dentist's office, or any locations that would permit you to do so. 

New One-Minute Video From Produce Perks

Please help us spread the word about the Produce Perks dollar for dollar match (up to $20) for customers who use their EBT card at our market.  Further details in the Previously Announced Section and in this new video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj_RFN90jS8 


Please share this newsletter with friends and family to help spread the word about LEWFM!

We hope to see you real soon at Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market!

Newsletter compiled by Mary A. Hutten, Market Manager

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