Call for Applications: Utah Double Up Food Bucks

SNAP-authorized farmers markets and farm stands in Utah are now invited to apply
to participate in the 2018 Utah Double Up Food Bucks season, expected to run from
June 1 -October 31.*
Application period:​ March 1 through March 31, 2018


Utah Double Up Food Bucks is an innovative healthy food SNAP incentive program
that helps low-income residents take home more fresh, locally-grown fruits and
vegetables. The program works by matching Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
benefits (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”), dollar-for-dollar, up to ten dollars per market day at
participating farmers markets and farm stands across the state of Utah. The matched benefits,
called Double Up Food Bucks, can be used to purchase fresh, locally-grown produce. In addition
to increasing access to healthy food, small farmers gain new customers and more income, and
more food dollars stay in the local economy. In short, the program is a win-win- win. Last year,
Double Up Food Bucks was offered at twenty-five farmers markets and farm stands in eleven
counties across the state.


New Management
Utah Double Up Food Bucks is now managed by Urban Food Connections of Utah and the Utah
Department of Health, with support from Utahns Against Hunger. The program is part of the
larger Utah Produce Incentive Collaborative.


How to Apply
All eligible farmers markets and farm stands can apply to participate in Double Up Food Bucks
by submitting an online application. 

Apply Here

Please address any questions you have about the application process to Christianna Johnson at
, or call 801-333-1102.

* The 2018 season dates are still tentative/contingent on funding. We expect to confirm the
final dates by April. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Intern with Urban Food Connections of Utah (UFCU) and the Salt lake City Downtown Farmers Market

University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Honors College have partnered with UFCU to provide internship experience at the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market. Immerse yourself in local nonprofit programming focusing on nutrition education for children and adults, EBT/SNAP, food access, and/or environmental sustainability. For more information and to apply, contact your internship coordinator:

Dominique Blanc (801) 587-7359  

Internship Information

  • asparagus
  • bok choy
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • chard
  • chile peppers
  • cucumbers, greenhouse
  • dried beans
  • fennel
  • garlic
  • herbs
  • kale
  • lettuce, greenhouse
  • microgreens
  • mushrooms
  • potatoes
  • radish
  • salad greens
  • shallots
  • snow peas
  • sorrel
  • spinach
  • sugar snap peas
  • sunchokes
  • sweet potatoes
  • turnips
  • winter squash
Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:37

The Market

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The 27th Season of the Downtown Farmers Market Opens June 9, 2018!

The Downtown Farmers Market is proud to enter its 27th year as Salt Lake City's most beloved summer tradition for residents and visitors.
The Downtown Farmers Market exists to strengthen and support small local farms and businesses as they bring their products directly to the public. Our farmers and producers offer the freshest local fruits and vegetables as well as a wide variety of grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy, honey, and flora, along with the region's best locally made sauces, spreads, baked goods and culinary accouterments.

 

 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 20:33

Park Safety

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Pioneer Park Safety

The Downtown Farmers Market is a dynamic and diverse shopping experience that is helping to transform an urban neighborhood. Safety is an important consideration for any urban setting. The Farmers Market Team and all our vendors care about your safety and security.

  • If you drive to the market, please lock your car and put all valuables in the trunk or out of sight.
  • If a panhandler approaches you a polite “no” is the best response to any request.
  • If you are walking to the Market from surrounding blocks, please be aware of your surroundings and take an interest in other patrons or the street environment.
  • If you see something say something. Farmers Market staff wear navy polo shirts with our Downtown Farmers Market logo. Please alert a member of  our team who can address whatever concerns you might have.
  • There are official Farmers Market booths midblock on the North and South sides of the Park.
  • A first aid booth is located in the center of the park.
  • The Downtown Farmers Market hires four Salt Lake City police officers to be on site for the duration of the market and also provides private security officers who patrol the park.
  • For a non-emergency police response, call 801-799-DNTN (3686) to speak to the sergeant in charge of the Downtown Bike Patrol. In an emergency please call 911.

Your decision to shop at the Market is helping to change the dynamics in this neighborhood. Thank you for your support.