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) to withdraw SNAP funds. We'll give you those funds in the form of paper SNAP bucks you can use to shop with our market vendors for fresh, healthy, 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.
Food rescue is a program in which the Woodland Park Farmers Market is happy to participate. At the end of every market food is collected from participating vendors, and picked up for distribution by The Longer Table group at Aspen Mine Center.
Customers are invited to buy an extra item for the Longer Table basket when shopping for themselves.
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. Your generous contributions will make a difference for this community.
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:pm and continuing until 1:00pm.
What: we’ll consider anything you would like to donate.