Denver Works With Botanic Gardens To Bring In More Local Produce

Denver Human Services is expanding its partnership with the Denver Botanic Gardens to bring more of the garden's locally-grown produce to the city.

Last year, the organizations opened a farm stand to sell vegetables and fruits in the Sun Valley neighborhood in west Denver.

Now two new stands will open at DHS offices that will serve the Clayton, Globeville and Montbello neighborhoods. Customers who get food benefit assistance can qualify for discounts.

“The goal of the SNAP-into-Health program, which is part of this farm stand outreach, is to help people easily access benefits, link them to healthy foods, cooking classes, financial coaching services and more,” said Julie Smith with Denver Human Services.

The farm stands are open through October.