Friday, May 29, 2015

It’s Farmer’s Market Time . . . Buy local, eat healthy

Communities across the country, and in Jefferson County, are seeing the many benefits of local farmer’s markets. Markets are an opportunity for residents and visitors to purchase locally-grown produce that is healthy and in season; meet and greet neighbors, business owners and local farmers; learn new recipes or ways of cooking healthier; and to buy local. Nearly 100 farmer’s markets dot the state’s landscape; to find out about local farmer’s market in Jefferson County, go to:

Golden Arvada Lakewood Wheat Ridge Evergreen

Attention Farmer’s Market Managers!
Ensuring all incomes can shop at farmer’s market is a great way to grow community and support local economies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made expanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables through farmer’s markets a priority in recent years. Many farmer’s markets across the country now accept SNAP benefits. For more information on this, go to Apply online to accept SNAP benefits . See if you are eligible to receive FREE equipment to accept SNAP, credit & debit.

For more information about a Jefferson County Public Health project that is working to increase SNAP redemption at Jefferson County farmer’s markets, contact Molly Hanson at

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