SNAP & Food Access


Farmers Market managers: be prepared and know how to use manual vouchers if your machine stops working. Many thanks to the Colorado Department of Human Services for preparing this guide! Click here to download the guide on using manual vouchers at farmers markets.

FREE EBT EQUIPMENT  The Marketlink grant program covers the costs for Farmers Markets and Direct-Marketing Farmers of a one-year subscription to the TotilPay Go app and free Bluetooth card reader.

CFMA participates in a statewide partnership with Nourish Colorado supporting Double Up Food Bucks 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. Check out Nourish Colorado to find a complete list and map of all market partners, and a helpful FAQ.

Click here to see the May 14th webinar Double Up Food Bucks “Best Practices to Market Double Up at Your Farmers Market!”

Click here for an example reimbursement tracking form created by the Golden Farmers Market (click here for instructions).

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…