Double Up Food Bucks
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Double Up Food Bucks

Increasing Families’ Access to Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

The Double Up Food Bucks program works to help families who are receiving food assistance by doubling the amount of food benefits that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Double Up Food Bucks provide families with more healthy, fresh produce from local farmers.

Double Up Food Bucks are available to recipients of food assistance (SNAP).

Participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program may be eligible for incentives at the Farmers Market. Please see below for more information on how the program works and what benefits are available.

SNAP Double Up Food Bucks at the Farmers Markets in Boulder County

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Clients receiving SNAP benefits can use their EBT card for eligible foods at the Farmers Markets in

  • Boulder
  • Lafayette
  • Longmont
  • Nederland

For every dollar withdrawn from a SNAP account, SNAP recipients will receive one Double Up Food Buck (up to $20) which can be used to buy SNAP-eligible fresh fruits and vegetables. Look for the information tent to get started.

Buying your fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market can help you and your family stay healthy. Many local farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible.


SNAP Double Up at Whole Foods in Boulder

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For every dollar of SNAP benefits you use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the Boulder Whole Foods Market on Pearl Street, you can earn Double Up food Bucks.

Steps for Using Double Up Food Bucks at Whole Foods

  1. Tell the cashier you want to “Double Up.”
  2. Put your fresh fruits and vegetables first. The cashier will total them separately and tell you how much you’re earned in Bucks.
  3. Save the Bucks for your next transaction.

Learn More about Double up Food Bucks at the Boulder Whole Foods

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado

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WIC Benefits at the Farmers Market

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) participants can receive extra benefits at the Boulder County Farmers Market. When WIC participants show their eWIC card at the information tent, they will be given up to $20 in WIC bucks which can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, and eggs.

WIC benefits are currently only available at the Boulder market.

Learn more at www.BoulderCountyWIC.org.

Shopping at the Farmers Market is Healthy for Families

fruit and vegetable consumptionFarmers Market produce is freshly picked, in season and at its peak in flavor and nutrition. As soon as fruits and vegetables are picked they start to lose some of their vitamins. The fruits and vegetables from the farmers market ripen on the plant rather than in the store, so they keep their healthy vitamins longer.

Locally Grown Produce Supports Local Families

Buying from the local farmers market helps to support small family farmers. Buying directly from farmers reduces costs to them and helps them to continue growing healthy, nutritious food for our community. And supporting local farmers supports our local economy and environment.

Healthy Recipes

These websites offer quick and easy ways to help stretch your SNAP budget using fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Cooking Matters
    Low cost recipes. Cooking Matters also has a mobile app that you can use to access their recipes.
  • What’s Cooking
    This site is provided by the USDA and includes SNAP-specific recipes, including the price for each meal.

Boulder County Farmers Markets

Boulder County Farmers Markets and Nederland Farmers Market are partnering with Boulder County to increase access to fresh, healthy, local fruits and vegetables.

Farmers Market Times & Locations

CityLocationDay of WeekTimes
Boulder13th Street between Arapahoe Ave. and Canyon Blvd.Saturdays and WednesdaysSaturdays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. beginning on the first Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November. Wednesdays from 4 - 8 p.m. from the first Wednesday in May through the first Wednesday in October.
LafayetteE. Simpson St. between Iowa Ave. and Michigan Ave.ThursdaysThursdays from 4 - 8 p.m. from the second Thursday in June through the fourth Thursday in September.
LongmontBoulder County Fairgrounds at 9595 Nelson Rd.SaturdaysSaturdays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. from the first Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November. Winter Market on first Saturday & Sunday in December from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nederland200 East St.SundaysSecond Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. from May through October

Farmers Market Tips

  • Bring a blanket or chairs and have a picnic at the market
  • Enjoy live music at every market
  • The Farmers Markets stay open rain or shine
  • The Markets are zero waste! Use the recycling and compost bins and take your trash with you
  • Most Farmers Markets in Boulder County offer free parking
  • Most vendors do not accept credit cards

Questions?

Contact the Healthy Food Access Coordinator at 303-441-1330 or contact us online.