Healthy Farmers Markets

2024 Healthy Farmers Markets

The annual Healthy Farmers Markets have operated annually since 2018 with the goal of addressing food insecurity in our community. The markets will be held from June 25 to October 3, 2024, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will be held at two locations: the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center on Tuesdays, from 9am to 12pm, and McAllister Park on Thursdays, from 2pm to 5pm. Tuesday markets will offer fresh produce for purchase and vouchers $25 for SNAP, WIC, Medicaid/Medicare, those 65+, or anyone experiencing food insecurity. On Thursdays, Healthy Farmers Market will distribute boxes of fresh produce, replacing the coupons normally given out. Community and health resources will be provided both days. No markets the weeks of Independence Day and Labor Day. For more information, please contact Thornton Community Connections at 720-977-5800. View Healthy Farmers Market Flyer. 

2023 End of Season Report: Healthy Farmers Markets

During the 2023 season, the Healthy Farmers Markets had a total attendance of 6,691 people. Most of our attendees resided in the zip codes: 80260, 80233, and 80229. Our Healthy Farmers Markets distributed a total of 3,374 ($20) food vouchers to the community. The Healthy Farmers Markets saw a 79% increase from 2022 in the total dollar value of produce ($74,120) provided at no cost to the community. View a snapshot of the 2023 season [PDF/767KB], or read the full 2023 End of Season Healthy Farmers Markets Report [PDF/1.7MB].
 

2023 Community Listening Sessions

The Healthy Farmers Markets hosted its first Community Listening Sessions in early November 2023, conducted both virtually and in-person. The objective of these sessions was to actively engage the community and incorporate their perspectives into the future planning of the Healthy Farmers Markets. View a detailed overview of the 2023 Community Listening Sessions [PDF/399KB]. Additionally, you can view the live dashboard containing the data behind the reporting.

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