Monday, June 12, 2017

Golden Farmers Market debuts new SNAP and Double Up programs


Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Colorado Fresh Markets,
 the Golden Chamber of Commerce and community partners
officially open SNAP at the Golden Farmers Market.
A yellow ribbon and a giant pair of scissors changed the face of food access in Golden.
On June 10, 2017, Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan snipped the thin tape stretched across the Golden Farmers Market SNAP booth, marking the beginning of a more inclusive, accessible farmers market for everyone in the city.
The Golden Farmers’ Market is now accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, previously known as food stamps. Golden is also participating in the SNAP incentive program, Double Up Food Bucks Colorado (Double Up Colorado). Double Up Colorado helps increase access to fresh, Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. When recipients of SNAP shop at participating farmers markets, they can now have their purchase matched with a voucher worth up to a $20 per visit to put toward Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables.

Photo courtesy of Colorado Fresh Markets
At the ribbon cutting, representatives from Golden said the city is proud to participate in such a wonderful program, and to build community food security in their town.

The Golden Farmers market is open every Saturday from June 3 – October 7, 2017 (excluding Saturday, July 29th), from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jenna Metzinger of Jefferson County Public Health,
Lillian Garcia of Centura Health
and the Golden Market SNAP Coordinator
Chelsea Situmeang celebrate the SNAP accessible market.

To learn more about the SNAP and Double Up programs and see all the farmers markets in Jefferson County participating, go to

SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks at the Golden Farmers Market supported by: 


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