Food Access

Program Mission

Simply put – everyone deserves to have the choice of fresh, local, nutrient-dense food. We aim to make the market a place where the whole community comes together as one and all people feel welcome and safe to choose the food that nourishes their body. This is made possible through our food access programs at the market.

Programs

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 $40 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.

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. For more information and to apply for WIC, click here.

Fruit & Veg Boulder helps City of Boulder individuals and families who are not eligible for food assistance programs. Participants receiving services or enrolled at certain 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.  For more information, click here.

Our farmers are connected with local childcare centers and preschools to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our youngest members of the community. This produce is used in meals, snacks, taste tests, and art projects. Centers are also given veggie bucks to be redeemed at the farmers market. For more information about FTECE, please email foodaccess@bcfm.org.

Order Online

SNAP, WIC, and Fruit & Veg participants are able to order a bag of food, valued at $20.

SNAP participants pay $10 in SNAP bucks, and are matched with $10 in Double Up Food Bucks.

WIC families can receive one box per market day with valid eWIC card

Fruit & Veg participants pay $20 in F&V bucks

To order, email food access@bcfm.org or sign up for the newsletter below. Each week, we’ll send you an order form for you to fill out by noon each Wednesday. You’ll be asked to fill out a quick survey, and provided all the details for pick up on Sunday of the same week at the Longmont Fairgrounds between 11am and 2 pm.

Los participantes de SNAP, WIC, y Fruit & Veg pueden pedir una caja de comida de $20 en valor.

Los participantes de SNAP, WIC y Fruit & Veg pueden pedir una bolsa de comida, valorada en $ 20.

Los participantes de SNAP pagan $ 10 en dólares de SNAP, y se les compara con $ 10 en dólares de Double Up Food.

Las familias de WIC pueden recibir una caja por día de mercado con una tarjeta de eWIC válida

Los participantes de Fruit & Veg pagan $ 20 en dólares de F&V

Para ordenar, envíe un correo electrónico a food access@bcfm.org o regístrese para recibir el boletín a continuación. Cada semana, le enviaremos un formulario de pedido para que lo complete antes del mediodía cada miércoles. Se le pedirá que complete una encuesta rápida y proporcionó todos los detalles para que lo recojan el domingo de la misma semana en el recinto ferial de Longmont entre las 11 a.m. y las 2 p.m.

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Testimonials

I am so happy I can nourish my family with healthy food. Food provided with love from the farmers really helps me feel like I can love and nourish my family in the way I want.” – 2019 WIC participant
It’s a great program and makes so much sense. It incentivizes getting involved and supporting local food production. This is sustainable for the economy and the environment. It makes recipients feel like they have a place at the table that they could otherwise not afford. Personally, it has been a huge morale boost to go to the market and afford the products.” – 2019 WIC participant
“Mis hijas comen más verduras y disfrutan de las compras al aire libre. (English translation: My daughters eat more vegetables, and enjoy shopping outdoors [at the market]).” – 2019 WIC participant

Partners

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:

  • Livewell Colorado
  • City of Boulder – Health Equity Fund
  • Longmont Housing and Human Services
  • Longmont Sustainability Tax
  • Boulder County Sustainability Tax
  • City of Lafayette
  • Boulder Parks and Recreation

Outcomes