Healthy Farmer's Markets

Healthy Farmer's Markets are coming to Adams County this summer!

Healthy Farmer's Markets connect local farmers and food producers with community members to help make healthy, fresh produce options accessible and affordable to everyone. Attendees can learn more about cooking and nutrition, and food assistance services like SNAP and WIC are accepted.

This summer, they're happening at Anythink Huron Street Library, 9417 Huron Street in Thornton, every Tuesday between July 13 and Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They're also happening at Anythink Wright Farms Library, 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton, every Thursday between July 15 and Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Healthy Farmers Markets offer:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables  
  • Accepts SNAP
  • A benefit to WIC participants
  • Cooking demos and classes from Cooking Matters
  • Recipe and nutrition information
  • Preventative health screenings and check-ups with local medical providers from the community
  • Education on diabetes classes
  • Hunger Free Colorado enrollments
  • RTD vouchers
  • Vendors representing cottage foods and crafts
  • And so much more!

Success story: Three teenage boys came to the market and bought peaches and mangos. They brought their fruit into the library where the librarian praised them for having fruit for their snack.  They replied that they usually stop at the corner market and get chips.  Because they saw the farmer’s market, they chose fruit instead!  One example of when fresh produce is readily available, people will make the healthier choice!

Healthy Farmers Markets are supported by collaboration between community partners including Tri-County Health Department, the City of Thornton, Anythink Libraries, Lulu’s Farm, Adams County and the American Heart Association

All are welcome. See you there! If you need more information, contact Judy Fowler, jfowler@tchd.

  1. Judy Fowler

    WIC Mgr, Community Gardens,Healthy Farmer's Market
    Phone: 720-200-1525