Our Community Access program focuses on increasing access and affordability of fresh produce for under-resourced communities.
We believe it is a basic right to be able to afford and access healthy food, and we invite EVERYONE to be part of our local food system. We host affordable pop-up markets in locations that are convenient for families with young children and older adults, offering economic incentives when possible. Our local food shares are also available at half price for eligible, limited-income households. We also run many other projects and initiatives described below!
Thank you to all of our partners, and to the Colorado Health Foundation for making our Community Access program possible.
GoFarm to Families
GoFarm to Families makes eating fresh produce easier and more exciting for families with young children. We conduct weekly markets and distribute low-cost food shares at Jefferson County Head Starts, selling produce at affordable prices. We accept SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks, offer discounts to families receiving WIC benefits, and have fun with food education!
For more information, visit the GoFarm to Families Facebook page. Thank you to JeffCo Head Start, Lakewood Head Start, and JeffCo WIC for your partnership with this program!
GoFarm to Seniors
GoFarm to Seniors brings affordable, fresh, local produce to older adults through markets at senior residential communities. We share information about the increased health benefits of local produce, as well as ideas on how to prepare these items in a simple and nutritious way. Our markets are a great opportunity for seniors to connect with their neighbors around cooking and eating healthy food!
Thank you to Eaton Senior Communities for your partnership with this program!
SNAP and Discount Local Food Shares
To achieve our mission of making healthy, local food more affordable, we accept SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) benefits and participate in Double Up Food Bucks! Double Up Food Bucks is a state funded program that allows people paying with SNAP benefits to double their money on Colorado grown produce. Because all of our produce is grown locally in Colorado, all SNAP customers will get 2 weeks of fresh produce for the price of 1! Learn more about signing up for our Local Food Share using SNAP benefits.
For those not enrolled in SNAP, we also offer a half price share option for eligible limited-income households. Learn more and apply for a discount share!
Thank you to Calvary Church and the City of Golden for making these discounts possible through your generous funding!
Produce as Medicine
In partnership with Centura Health, we connect patients experiencing food insecurity (meaning they lack access to healthy and affordable food) with healthy food resources. Recognizing the link between diet and health, Centura Health provides patients with free food from our local food share, and afterward, patients are encouraged to sign up for a share through our SNAP or Discount Share options! Thank you to Centura Health for your partnership with this program!
If you have any questions or want to learn more about our Community Access program, contact Jess Soulis, our Community Access Program Manager.
Community Access Program Manager