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.
“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
SNAP Double Up Food Bucks – 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.
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. For more information and to apply for WIC, click here.
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 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.
Farm to Early Care Education – 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 email@example.com.
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We are currently seeking qualified individuals to assist us on our food access programs.
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: