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Food benefits to be available at Avon farmers’ market

Contact: Katie Haas, Healthy Communities Coordinator, at 970-328-8855 or katie.haas@eaglecounty.us

June 10, 2015 – As part of the nationwide movement to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) acceptance at farmers’ markets, the Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate Farmers Market in Avon will offer benefits access to SNAP recipients. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, can be accessed via an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card.

According to Megan Burch, Eagle County Economic Services Manager, the acceptance of SNAP at farmers’ markets increases access to healthy, farm-direct produce for low-income families. The Avon Farmers’ Market will host a central EBT terminal to process SNAP transactions. The market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from June 13 to Sept. 19 and is located at 182 Avon Road, next to the Christy Sports Building.

In conjunction with EBT capability, a double value program will also be implemented.  In partnership with Eagle County Public Health & Environment, funds from the “¡Estoy Sano!” grant give SNAP customers twice the spending power up to $40, assuring that food from the farmers’ market is affordable for everyone. 

“When families receive a limited amount of money for food, they often find that buying fresh produce puts them over their monthly budget,” said Burch. “With the double value coupon program, fresh fruits and vegetables are accessible to more people in our community.”

“¡Estoy Sano!” is a program of Eagle County Public Health & Environment, made possible through a three-year grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The “¡Estoy Sano!” program supports efforts to increase accessibility to healthy foods and nutrition education. The capability to accept SNAP, along with the double value program, will help close the gaps on accessing and affording healthy, locally grown foods for low-income families in Eagle County. To learn more, visit www.estoysano.com.