Double Up Food Bucks
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Double Up Food Bucks

Increasing Families’ Access to Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

The Double Up Food Bucks program works to help families who are receiving food assistance by doubling the amount of food benefits that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. Double Up Food Bucks provide families with more healthy, fresh produce from local farmers.

Double Up Food Bucks are available to recipients of food assistance (SNAP).

Participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program may be eligible for incentives at the Farmers Market. Please see below for more information on how the program works and what benefits are available.

SNAP Double Up at Whole Foods in Boulder

For every dollar of SNAP benefits (up to $20) you use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the Boulder Whole Foods Markets on Pearl Street or Ideal Market on Alpine Avenue, you can earn Double Up food Bucks.

Program Details

Double Up Bucks expire every three months. Expired bucks CANNOT be redeemed or exchanged. ( Double Up Bucks from the Farmers Markets CANNOT be used at Whole Foods.) You must purchase fresh fruits and vegetables with your EBT. You can earn a maximum of $20 of Double Up Bucks per day. (There is no limit on how many Double Up Bucks you can redeem.)

  • We will round down to the nearest $5 Double Up Buck
    • You spend $5-$9.99, You earn $5
    • You spend $10-$14.99, You earn $10
    • You spend $15-$19.99, You earn $15
    • You spend over $20, You earn $20

Contact with questions.

Steps for Using Double Up Food Bucks at Whole Foods

  1. Tell the cashier you want to “Double Up.”
  2. Put your fresh fruits and vegetables first. The cashier will total them separately and tell you how much you’ve earned in Bucks.
  3. Save the Bucks for your next transaction.

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Amazon Prime Discount

Amazon Prime offers a 45% discount on Prime memberships for people who have an EBT card for government assistance (WIC, TANF or SNAP). Whole Foods offers discounts on some items in the store to Amazon Prime members.

Learn more about this discount.

Farmers Markets

SNAP Double Up Food Bucks at the Farmers Markets in Boulder County

Clients receiving SNAP benefits can use their EBT card for eligible foods at the Farmers Markets in

  • Boulder
  • Longmont
  • Nederland
  • Louisville

For every dollar withdrawn from a SNAP account, SNAP recipients will receive one Double Up Food Buck (up to $20) which can be used to buy SNAP-eligible fresh fruits and vegetables. Look for the information tent to get started.

For details about where to spend your SNAP/Farmers Market bucks, please contact

Buying your fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market can help you and your family stay healthy. Many local farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible.

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WIC Benefits at the Farmers Market

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) participants can receive extra benefits at the Boulder County Farmers Market. WIC clients can receive $20 in farmer’s market bucks to buy fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs and cheese.

Participants can show their eWIC card with this year’s sticker at the information tent to receive WIC bucks (while supplies last). The WIC office can provide a sticker for this year.

WIC benefits are available at Boulder County Farmers Market locations in Boulder and Longmont.

Learn more at

Shopping at the Farmers Market is Healthy for Families

fruit and vegetable consumptionFarmers Market produce is freshly picked, in season and at its peak in flavor and nutrition. As soon as fruits and vegetables are picked they start to lose some of their vitamins. The fruits and vegetables from the farmers market ripen on the plant rather than in the store, so they keep their healthy vitamins longer.

Locally Grown Produce Supports Local Families

Why should you buy from the local farmer’s market? Buying from local farmers…

  • helps to support small family farmers
  • reduces costs to farmers
  • helps farmers continue growing healthy, nutritious food for our community
  • supports our local economy and environment

Healthy Recipes

These websites offer quick and easy ways to help stretch your SNAP budget using fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Cooking Matters
    Low-cost recipes. Cooking Matters also has a mobile app that you can use to access their recipes.
  • What’s Cooking
    This site is provided by the USDA and includes SNAP-specific recipes, including the price for each meal.
  • Farmers Market Meals
    Get tips on preparing and storing Farmers Market produce along with some basic recipes.

Boulder County Farmers Markets

Boulder County Farmers Markets and Nederland Farmers Market are partnering with Boulder County to increase access to fresh, healthy, local fruits and vegetables.

Farmers Market Times & Locations

CityLocationDay of WeekTimes
Boulder13th Street between Arapahoe Ave. and Canyon Blvd.Saturdays and WednesdaysSaturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on the first Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November. Wednesdays 4-8 p.m. from the first Wednesday in May through the first Wednesday in October.
LongmontBoulder County Fairgrounds at 9595 Nelson Rd.SaturdaysSaturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the first Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November. Winter Market on first Saturday & Sunday in December from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nederland200 East St.SundaysSecond Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through October

Farmers Market Tips

  • Bring a blanket or chairs and have a picnic at the market
  • Enjoy live music at every market
  • The Farmers Markets stay open rain or shine
  • The Markets are zero waste! Use the recycling and compost bins and take your trash with you
  • Most Farmers Markets in Boulder County offer free parking

Double Up at Whole Foods

At the Farmers Market – How it Works


Contact the Healthy Food Access Coordinator at 303-441-1330 or contact us online.