SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It has replaced the federal food stamp program, but it retains the same function: giving lower income families more funds for foods. Providing new ways for families to choose healthy, nutritious foods is a new aspect of the program. This is why SNAP now works with farmers’ markets. To use SNAP at our market, come to the Market Manager’s booth and swipe your EBT card (electronic benefit transfer) withdraw SNAP funds. We'll give you those funds in the form of red SNAP bucks you can use to shop with our market vendors for fresh, health, take-home foods. Not sure if you qualify for SNAP benefits? To learn more about applying for SNAP visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/apply.
The food rescue is a new program that the Woodland Park Farmers Market has started. At the end of every market the market interns go around to all of the vendors asking for food that might be thrown away because they can't sell the food any more. This food is still good for people to eat so it is collected and delivered to the Cripple Creek Community.
We’re partnering with The Aspen Mine Center, located in southern Teller County where food insecurity and access to nutritious food present challenges. This organization serves families in need through a variety of resources. By working with us they can add fresh, healthy produce to their outreach. This is how your generous contributions will make a difference for this community.
This program is an exciting addition to our market. To begin, we’ll take our first collection this month.
Where: our market team will come to you! If you have your items set aside we’ll simply pick them up.
When: Collections will be accepted every week beginning at 12:15pm and continuing until 1:00pm.
What: we’ll consider anything you would like to donate.
As a way of thanking our loyal vendors the WPFM Instagram page is featuring a vendor once a week. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and support these amazing vendors!!!
Week 1: Ahavah Farms
Week 2: La Baguette
A new program the market is starting this year to thank our vendors continuous support, because without them there would be no market. Updates to come.