We’re always happy to meet with other organizations to talk about Maine’s farmers’ markets, and the various roles they play in their communities. This slideshow offers a quick overview of MFFM’s work and resources.
As we prepare for the 2017 Maine Harvest Bucks season. we’re looking forward to expanding partnerships with Maine SNAP-Ed. With 35 farmers’ markets enrolled in the MHB program, the need for outreach support and education continues to increase. Want to learn more about how SNAP educators around the state partner with farmers’ markets? Check out our December […]
This is a reminder that the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application competition deadline is less than a month away! It is the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on March 31, 2017. A few things to remember: We need only one hard copy original of the application and supporting materials. No emailed applications […]
Orono, Maine – University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched a new online resource designed to be particularly useful to aspiring or existing food manufacturers wanting to produce specialty food products. The new website, Resources for Food Entrepreneurs, was created by UMaine Extension regional small business educator and Extension professor Louis Bassano; Extension food science […]
The 2016 Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report contains photos and information about Maine’s markets, along with useful data and other information. Free print copies are available at our office, or click here for the online edition.
MFFM SNAP Program Coordinator The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is a statewide nonprofit founded 26 years ago to to cultivate a vibrant, sustainable farmers’ market community as a vital part of Maine’s local food network. We work with farmers, consumers, and communities to make wholesome, locally-grown foods available to all residents, to educate consumers […]
During the 9th annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention, we welcome participants from markets all over Maine. To celebrate the markets and review the Federation’s work from 2016, we created the slideshows below. Some favorite images from 2016 MFFM’s 2016 Projects Collecting and Using Data: Snapshot Week 2016
Does your farm or market currently accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) payments, such as SNAP? If so, you may need to update your information with the USDA Food & Nutrition Service to reflect current program authorities (a.k.a. who is responsible for the SNAP program), change in location, etc. You can do so with the direct […]
Next Tuesday, January 10th from 11:30 – 12:30, you can find us in the Somerset Room at the Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta. MFFM staffers and local farmers team up to offer a session on the benefits of buying direct from local farmers and will be sharing information and resources to help you get started. Shopping […]
The MFFM Annual Meeting will take place at the Maine Farmers’ Market Convention. Although registration is required to attend the convention, no registration is required to attend the thirty minute annual meeting, which will offer a chance to learn more about MFFM’s programs, and to elect the 2017 Board of Directors. Nominees: Cathy Karonis, Fairwinds […]