June 2016

Common questions market managers encounter

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Many farmers’ markets set up in public parks, municipal parking lots, and other public spaces. There are a range of creative partnerships around the region, but sometimes misunderstandings arise, often due to misperceptions about the structure and operation of farmers’ markets. These are some common questions that come up in meetings between municipal officers and FMs, along […]

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We love our local partners….

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MFFM works with a range of local partners around the state, particularly in support of the Maine Harvest Bucks program at farmers’ markets. Thank you to all the organizations that support this work! The list includes: Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District, Healthy Acadia, the Sunrise County Economic Council, Healthy Oxford Hills, the Center for an […]

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The Outdoor Market Season is off to a Strong Start!

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is pleased to announce there will be 115 summer farmers’ markets in Maine this season. With markets from Madawaska to Kittery, Eastport to Bridgton, most Maine residents will have ready access to farm-fresh local foods. The number of farmers’ markets has been growing steadily, with a four-fold increase over […]

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New position: Help promote and grow SNAP/Maine Harvest Bucks at Washington County farmers’ markets!

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MFFM is pleased to be partnering with Healthy Acadia to launch a new part-time position that will assist farmers’ markets in Washington County with SNAP and Maine Harvest Bucks outreach and promotion. This person will primarily focus on the Eastport, Calais, and Princeton Farmers’ Markets and will collaborate with Healthy Acadia, MFFM, market members and volunteers to […]

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