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Single-Use Plastic Carry-out Bag Ban and Farmers Markets

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UPDATE – Starting July 1, 2021 the bag ban is officially in effect. For full details of the bag ban – follow this link to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Bag Ban Guidance A “frequently asked questions (pdf)” document, offers more details outlining what is considered a reusable bag and a recycled paper bag, who […]

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Onion Foundation Links

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Hi Friends at the Onion Foundation! Thanks for considering our application and being so generous to ME’s environmental & arts organizations 🙂 – Jimmy Here are the links below! Program impact data Bumper Crop Impact Report – 2020 (from our pilot year!) Maine Harvest Bucks – Shopper Survey Results (2021 Survey of 55 shoppers) MHB […]

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Arcadia Sponsors Farmers’ Markets and Food Access in Maine

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Throughout the month of August, market shoppers can learn about community solar options with Arcadia The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is excited to announce today that Arcadia, the climate crisis–fighting tech company giving everyone access to the tools to build a 100% clean energy future, has made a major sponsorship pledge to the Maine […]

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Maine Farmers’ markets see major growth serving food insecure households during pandemic

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Inspired by the impact of Maine Harvest Bucks? Please make a donation to strengthen our program for the year ahead. Every dollar helps a family access healthy, local food, and goes to local farmers throughout the state. Click here to donate! In 2020, farmers’ markets saw an unprecedented increase in people using their SNAP/EBT cards […]

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February & March 2021 Farmers’ Market Workshops

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MFFM proudly presents our February 2021 Farmers’ Market Workshop series. Tune in to learn from experienced market organizers and vendors as we cover a range of topics. Our workshops are always a great opportunity for networking and inspiration! Click here to register for any of the workshops below. 2/1 @ 1pm – Book-keeper/Treasurers Roundtable  Watch […]

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2021 Annual Meeting & Roundtable

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January 20, 20219am to 11:30amOnline or by phone callClick this link to register for the event Join Board members and staff of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) for our 2021 Annual Meeting and virtual roundtable discussion. The annual meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2021 at 9am. The roundtable discussion will begin at […]

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Winter Farmers’ Markets: a safe place for shopping and community connection

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Farmers’ markets across Maine are adapting their operations for the winter months during Covid-19. The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) reports that there are 26 winter farmers’ markets running up through December, some even longer! From Kittery and Berwick, all the way up to Orono, winter farmers’ markets are open for business to feed […]

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Healthier Markets – A Resource Guide

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A healthy farmers market is about more than locally grown food – it also means a clean market environment and promoting positive life choices! Farmers’ markets have community-focused missions that promote healthy lifestyles and strong communities. There are simple steps market organizers can take to advance their mission and make sure their markets are a cleaner […]

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Celebrating Resiliency for National Farmers’ Market Week 2020

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) is celebrating farmers’ markets across the state with Maine Farmers’ Markets Snapshot Week 2020. Coinciding with National Farmers’ Market Week, Snapshot Week is an annual event for the farmers’ market community to celebrate their markets, share stories, and capture photos and data to illustrate the importance of farmers’ […]

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