July 2016

Public transportation pilot at Sanford Farmers’ Market

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In previous years, the Sanford Farmers’ Market had two locations – downtown Springvale on Wednesdays and Sanford’s Central Park on Saturdays – but chose to move both market days to Central Park this season. There were many pros to this location switch – consistency and quality of location, centrality and visibility. However, market manager and SNAP […]

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New hires: expanding farmers’ market support down east and up north

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We are thrilled to announce that the hiring process for our new positions in Washington and Aroostook Counties are complete and the new people filling these roles have hit the ground running! Funding from the USDA’s Farmers’ Market SNAP Support Grant and a local foundation have allowed us to expand our efforts and human power in these regions. A goal of both positions […]

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Tools, templates & tips for Maine Harvest Bucks markets!

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By season’s end 35 farmers’ markets throughout the state will be operating Maine Harvest Bucks SNAP bonus programs to make Maine-produced foods more accessible to low-income shoppers. We are endlessly grateful to the market members, volunteers and local partner organizations who help make these programs a success! Each market has an assigned MHB/SNAP program point person […]

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Snapshot Markets 2016

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Markets of all sizes will be participating in our first Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week August 7-13. Markets that registered in advance will receive a toolkit containing posters, prizes, surveys, and other materials. We welcome all markets to use our online resources. For a list of markets that signed up to receive the toolkit, click […]

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Snapshot Week August 7-13

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Help tell the story of your market during Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week, August 7-13! Markets around the state will be participating, with special events, photo events, and more. This is a great way to be part of the network of Maine farmers’ markets, while also celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week. Want to join in? […]

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