Colorado Contacts

Colorado Farmers’ Market Association

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Colorado Quest Card
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Point of Contact
Wendy Moschetti, Director of Food Systems
LiveWell Colorado
(7203534120 x 216
c: (303) 819-2846

Colorado Ag Department

Colorado Department of Agriculture—Farmers Market Resources

Colorado News/Case Studies

Farmers Markets as Part of Disaster Resilience

Hannah Fuller October 28, 2020

While wildfires are a natural occurrence, over the past decade we have witnessed years of record breaking recurring wildfires throughout the US, with 2020 being a particular devastating year for communities throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and neighboring states. News coverage of the millions of acres burned is fading, but the effects of disasters of… Read More

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

FMC Mini-Grants Support SNAP Programs Across the Country

Stephanie Fenty March 20, 2019

Last year, FMC awarded seven $500 SNAP Mini-Grants to farmers markets and farmers across the country who displayed a clear commitment to expanding SNAP programming, and connecting SNAP shoppers in their communities to healthy, affordable food. Here’s a first look at the great work resulting from the funding. Keya Wakpala Community Farmers’ Market Mission, SD… Read More

A Weekend of Flavor, Culture, & Exploration: Recapping the 2018 Slow Food Nations Event

Darlene Wolnik August 30, 2018

by Darlene Wolnik, FMC Senior Advisor | In the middle of July, I flew to Denver to attend the second annual Slow Food Nations event. Advocates, funders, farmers, food writers, and organizers were all in attendance over the two days of events held in and around Larimer Square in the LoDo District, near to Boulder County Farmers… Read More

Union Station Farmers Market, Colorado

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Year Founded: 2016 Market Season: Saturdays, May- October (9 am- 2 pm) State: Colorado Mission Statement: We are a nonprofit organization operating producer-only farmers markets in Colorado since 1987. Our mission is to support, promote and expand local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community and strengthening relationships between local food producers and food consumers. NFMW Plans: “We… Read More

From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More

Slow Food Nations Festival in Denver: July 13-15th

Allie Vrtachnik March 6, 2018

Slow Food Nations is a festival of flavor, culture and exploration. From the Taste Marketplace and outdoor street cafe, to workshops and family fun, we’re taking over Larimer Square in downtown Denver. Kick it off with an opening party featuring the best of Colorado, and connect with farmers and artisans, chefs and food lovers over… Read More

Woodland Park Farmers Market: Come for the Mountains, Stay for the Food

Allie Vrtachnik December 12, 2017

Woodland Park is a Colorado mountain town. Sitting at a lofty 8,400 ft beside Pikes Peak, known as ‘America’s Mountain’ for it’s mention in “America The Beautiful”, Woodland Park is natural playground of sorts with its many outdoor offerings. Woodland Park can be taken advantage of and enjoyed year round, and the same can be… Read More

Some Quick Thoughts About Slow Food

Honesta Romberger July 19, 2017

By Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher | BCFM Longmont Manager Genevieve Gross sporting FMC and SF temporary tattoos. Find a slew of other pics on my blog. Last week, I traveled to Denver to check out the inaugural Slow Food Nations event. I say inaugural, even though there was an impressive SF event held in… Read More

Boulder County Farmers Markets: What We Eat Matters.

Allie Vrtachnik April 13, 2017

Boulder County Farmers Markets are feeding popular demand in Boulder, Colorado. With over 30 years of market experience under their belt, BCFM has ignited a throb for grower’s only markets in their area. BCFM makes efforts to keep their markets as fresh as the vendor produce they showcase. Their Union Station market enjoyed its first season in 2016, and… Read More

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FMC’s Newest Board Members

Liz Comiskey January 31, 2017

Brian Coppom Executive Director, Boulder County Farmers Markets Boulder, CO Number of years in the farmers market field: 3 My wife, three children and I are residents of Longmont, Colorado- a small and formerly-ag community outside of Boulder. My work history is primarily made up of working in small or entrepreneurial organizations in various roles.… Read More

#LoveMyMarket Instagram Contest Winners

Liz Comiskey September 20, 2016

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas This summer, market fans were challenged to get creative and show their market love by posting photos to Instagram incorporating our I ‘Heart’ Farmers Markets tattoos. The photos entered into our #LoveMyMarket Instagram Contest piece together a beautiful mosaic of… Read More

Union Station Market- Downtown Denver’s Saturday Gem

Allie Vrtachnik September 1, 2016

Since June 4, Downtown Denver is looking and tasting a little different. Just shy of three months old, the Union Station Farmers Market is leaving an impression on Denver’s locavores. As a new addition to the Boulder County Farmers Markets, a 501c4 nonprofit behind a string of successful Colorado farmers markets such as the award-winning… Read More

2016 FINI Grant Awardees Announced

Honesta Romberger June 10, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the awardees of $16.8 million in competitive grants to help SNAP (formally food stamps) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food… Read More

**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More

8 Ways to LEARN from each other, MAKE Markets Awesome, and SHARE the Results

Liz Comiskey September 3, 2015

  This summer, 30 FMC members were selected to run special food preservation events at their markets. The program, entitled Discover Market Fresh: Learn, Make, Share℠, is sponsored by Jarden Consumer Solutions, makers of the FoodSaver vacuum sealer. Each market was provided with the same vacuum sealing tools and promotional materials, and yet every program… Read More

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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More