October 2017

WIC Farmers’ Market Program Season Ending

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In Maine, the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program ends on October 31st. This summer program is designed to help families receiving Women, Infants, and Children food supplement benefits get fresh, local fruits and vegetables during peak season. Families in the WIC program receive $5 vouchers, which can only be redeemed directly from farmers at farmers’ […]

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Maine Harvest Bucks wraps up at Summer Markets

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When you see Maine Harvest Bucks (MHB) at farmers’ markets, consider how this program is the product of an organized effort among farmers, vendors, volunteers and community partners at each of the 31 farmers’ markets across the state.  Because of their work, eating local is more accessible, easy and affordable for low-income Mainers receiving SNAP/EBT.  […]

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Food Sovereignty Update

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The new food sovereignty law is set to take effect November 1st. The Legislature needs to amend the law or the USDA will no longer allow state-inspected meat processing facilities to operate. (The state has to certify that those facilities meet federal safety guidelines, and the new law, as written, means the state can no […]

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