Food Access

CFMA participates in a statewide partnership implementing Double Up Food Bucks Colorado with the goal of increasing access to fruits and vegetables among SNAP recipients (see next paragraph). With Double Up, SNAP recipients will receive up to $20 in Colorado grown fruits and vegetables when they use their SNAP benefits at participating farmers markets or select retailers. Scroll through  LiveWellColorado to find a complete list and map of all market partners, and a helpful FAQ.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program, provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low- and no-income people living in the U.S. It is a federal aid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, though benefits are distributed by individual U.S. states. They can be used to purchase any prepackaged edible foods, regardless of nutritional value (e.g. soft drinks and confections). Hot foods (such as those found in a supermarket deli) are ineligible, as well as items in fast food restaurants and similar retail settings. Read More…

SNAP Training
Here are presentations from our Spring 2016 training event in Golden. We will continue to post resources, so check back regularly!

  • SNAP in Farmers Markets, presentation by Zora Cobb: PPT
  • Farmers Market EBT presentation by Lauren Bell: PPT
  • Overview of Boulder County Harvest Bucks Program PPT
  • Using SNAP in Farmers Markets PPT


Understanding the SNAP Program (pdf)
from and John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Guides on implementing SNAP in farmers markets:

Outreach information for farmers markets: