Empty plates? Not on our watch.
We believe everyone deserves to feed their family fresh, local, nutrient-dense food. Our food access programs help expand financial access to this food and invests in economic opportunities for local producers. Our market is a place where everyone in our community should feel invited to gather and shop for local food. Thanks to our food access programs, we’re closer to making it a reality every day.
Incentives are available year-round at our on-street markets and online. To receive incentives at our farmers markets, visit our orange info booth in Boulder and Longmont.
SNAP & Double Up Food Bucks
With Double Up Food Bucks, customers shopping with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) receive up to $20 in additional incentives to purchase Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. SNAP benefits will be matched dollar-for-dollar to be put toward Colorado grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per visit.
How to shop with SNAP
Swipe your EBT card at the information tent to get SNAP bucks to purchase SNAP eligible foods anywhere in the market. For every dollar you withdraw from your SNAP account, you will receive an equal amount of Double Up Bucks which can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables up to $20 per visit. Just visit the information booth to receive your Double Up currencies! Click here for more information on the Double Up Program, and to apply to SNAP.
Shop our online store, pay with your EBT card at pick up, and receive up to $20 off fresh fruits and veggies each week! Your “Double Up Discount” applies to fresh fruits and veggies (not packaged goods) and will cover half your order, up to $20. Here’s how to do it:
Please note: Paper coupons may not be used for online purchases. This includes paper SNAP bucks, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC bucks and Veggie bucks. You may use these at our traditional On Street Markets. Boulder County Farmers Markets may restrict future ordering for individuals who fail to collect orders at the time of pick up.
How to shop with WIC
If you are enrolled in WIC, you can receive $15 in veggie bucks to buy fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and $5 in WIC bucks to buy fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese, meat, and milk. Just show your eWIC card with this year’s sticker at the information tent to receive your WIC bucks (while supplies last). Contact your WIC office if you haven’t received a sticker for this year.
Families who are eligible for WIC and who are unable to make it in-person to our farmers markets can sign up to receive fresh, free home deliveries, also known as CSA shares (Community Supported Agriculture) from the Farmers Market. Here’s how:
Fruit & Veg Boulder
Fruit & Veg Boulder helps City of Boulder individuals and families who are not eligible for food assistance programs. Participants receiving services or enrolled at partner organizations receive $40 or $80 per month, depending on household size, to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers markets, as well as Whole Foods Market on Pearl St., Ideal Market on Alpine St., and El Valle Tienda on 30th St.
Farm To Early Care and Education
Farm to Early Care and Education (FTECE) in partnership between Boulder County Public Health and Boulder County Farmers Markets that connects our farmers with local childcare centers and preschools by providing weekly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables to our youngest members of the community. This produce is used in meals, snacks, taste tests, and art projects.
We eat A LOT more produce now. Like more than ever before. We can offer at least one fruit and vegetable with every meal and snack which is great. I feel better eating this way, and my kids are used to trying new vegetables.
Grateful for this program, or I wouldn’t know how to feed a growing child as a single parent.
Excelente oportunidad para una alimentación balanceada en proteínas, vegetales y frutas.
Our Partners in Access
No work this large is undertaken alone. Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) has been a true advocate and participant in building these programs from the ground up. Other funding and partnerships are made possible through: