Food Access

DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS – COLORADO
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.


SNAP
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 SIGN-UP DAYS: JANUARY 2017
CFMA is working with LiveWell Colorado and others to offer these 4 SNAP workshops. Register to attend a session no later than Monday, January 16th, or as early as possible.  Please let us know which one you would like to attend by completing this 1-minute survey

  • MONTROSE – Saturday, JAN 21: Call-in authorization from USDA-FNS with in-person Denver staff support at Western Food & Farm Forum
  • ALAMOSA – Monday, JAN 23
  • DENVER – Tuesday, JAN 24
  • FORT COLLINS/GREELEY  – Wednesday, JAN 25
    We strongly suggest markets attend one of these days if possible, but if you cannot attend any of them and are interested in becoming authorized, contact Wendy Moschetti at LiveWell Colorado.

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SNAP RESOURCES from CFMA 2016 Annual Meeting

  • 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

OTHER RESOURCES

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

Guides on implementing SNAP in farmers markets:

Outreach information for farmers markets: