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).

MFFM Welcomes New Board Members

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At MFFM’s January Annual Meeting (which took place at the convention in Augusta), 4 new members were voted onto the Board of Directors, bringing the Board to a total of 14, with 10 directors returning for renewed terms. Long-term director Mike Gold left the Board after more than 5 years of service. At the Board’s […]

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Winter is the time to apply to join a farmers’ market!

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) reminds farmers, food producers, and others interested in joining a Maine farmers’ market for the 2018 summer season that they should be finalizing their applications now. Most markets accept applications from new vendors in January and February, and some continue to accept applications through March. The winter application […]

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Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report 2017

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Check out the 2017 Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report for photos and information about Maine’s farmers’ markets! We’ll be distributing copies all over Maine in the coming months, helping to spread the word about the important work of Maine’s farmers.  Check out the 2017 Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report for lots of photos and information […]

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Making Your Market More Accessible to All

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Accessibility at the Market At the 2018 Maine Farmers’ Market Convention (1/11/18), Ketra Crosson, OTL, and Jill Johanning, AIA, gave a presentation about accessibility at farmers’ markets. Jill and Ketra discussed the importance of topics such as secure footing, providing “handicapped accessible” parking (when the permanent blue parking spaces may be obscured by the farmers’ […]

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New Venue and Guest Speakers for Convention

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets’ 10th annual Farmers’ Market Convention will take place Thursday, January 11th at the Augusta Civic Center. For the first time, the convention will run concurrently with the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, an annual event hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, which runs from January 9th-11th. […]

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Register now for the Maine Farmers’ Market Convention!

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The 10th annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention will take place Thursday, January 11th at the Augusta Civic Center from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Market vendors, managers, and volunteers from across the state will convene for the conference, the theme of which is “Keeping ‘Local’ Competitive in the Global Market: Policies, Trends, and Resources That […]

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Nourish families and friendships this Giving Tuesday

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You may have noticed that MFFM adopted a new tagline last summer: “Nourishing the roots of our communities.” Those roots include the historic tradition of rural farmers bringing goods to public spaces in Maine towns and cities. They include generations bonding over the sharing of recipes and food preparation tips. And those roots include Mainers […]

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