Blog entries by Leigh Hallett

About Leigh Hallett

Leigh has been Executive Director of the Federation since 2014. She can be reached by email (director@mffm.org) or by calling the MFFM offices (487-7114).

Take our shopper survey!

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Throughout the summer, we have been conducting shopper surveys at markets all over the state. If you missed the chance and would like to participate, just click the link below. It takes just a moment, and we would love to here from you! 2018 Maine Farmers’ Market Shopper Survey  

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Snapshot Week 2018

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Farmers’ markets around the state will be celebrating Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week from August 5-11th. Snapshot Week comes during peak farmers’ market season, when the markets are bursting with beautiful summer products, and shoppers can enjoy some of the best weather of the year. To celebrate, many markets will be offering special events, including […]

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Farmers’ Markets Midcoast to Downeast

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New Map of Midcoast and Downeast Farmers’ Markets The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets has released a new map of Midcoast and Downeast farmers’ markets featuring 20 of the unique farmers’ markets that take place along the Maine coast. In addition to a detailed, full-color map, the brochure includes a description of each market, suggestions […]

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Seafood at Maine Farmers’ Markets

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Fresh seafood is always very popular at farmers’ markets, but navigating the rules around what is required for licenses/permits can be confusing for market managers. This is because most food safety issues at farmers’ markets are regulated by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (DACF) and the Department of Health and Human Service (for […]

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Grow Your Own Organic Gardening Class

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MFFM  will be holding a free “Grow Your Own Organic Garden” class in Pittsfield on Weds., April 4th. The class will be from 6-9pm in the lower level of the Pittsfield Public Library (110 Library Street). Tom Roberts of Snakeroot Organic Farm will lead the class, which will cover basics such as garden location and […]

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Apply NOW to accept WIC this season

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The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a federal program providing supplemental nutrition to families with young children. In Maine it is administered by the CDC. Families are issued checks which they may use to purchase certain healthy foods. Most families also receive “Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program” checks every summer, and those checks may […]

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