Farmers Market Food Assistance
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Farmers Market Food Assistance

Participants of the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program and recipients of food assistance (SNAP) can get special benefits at the farmers markets in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, and Nederland.

WIC

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.

SNAP

Clients receiving food assistance (SNAP) can use their EBT card at the Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Nederland markets to get SNAP bucks to purchase EBT-eligible foods. For every dollar withdrawn from a SNAP account, SNAP recipients will receive one Double Up Food Buck (up to $20) which can be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Look for the information tent to get started.

How it Works

Learn more about how Double Up Food Bucks works.

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Double Up Food Bucks at the Farmers Market

Look for the information tent at the Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, and Nederland Farmers Markets to get started.

Benefits of Farmers Market Produce

  • Farmers market produce is more nutritious. As soon as fruits and vegetables are picked, they start to lose some of their vitamins.
  • Fruits and vegetables from the farmers market taste better because they are allowed to ripen on the plant, rather than in the store.
  • Buying from the local farmers market helps to support small family farmers. Buying directly from farmers reduces costs to them and helps them continue growing healthy, nutritious food for our community.

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