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Hiring Announcement: Part-Time Administrative Assistant

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is a statewide nonprofit founded in 1991 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 about food resources, and to […]

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Hiring: Brewer FM SNAP Clerk

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets’ is seeking applications for a part-time, seasonal Farmers’ Market SNAP clerk. This person will operate the Market information booth at the Brewer Farmers’ Market, 8:00am-1:30pm, every Saturday during the summer season. The position begins in mid-May and goes through the end of October. The SNAP clerk’s primary responsibilities will […]

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SNAP Grows Gardens

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Beginning this season, shoppers may use their Maine Harvest Bucks (nutrition incentives offered to SNAP shoppers at participating farmers’ markets and other sites) to purchase food-bearing seedlings. (As always, they can also use their SNAP benefits to purchase fruit and vegetable seedlings.) This exciting development is new, so early season promotion is important, to let […]

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New MFFM Office

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  We’re moving, but not far! As of April 26th, our new address will be: 165 Sebasticook Street Pittsfield, ME 04967 (207) 487-7114 Click here for the map.                      

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Apple-Butternut Squash Soup 

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It’s time to clean out the root cellar and prepare for the new growing season ahead. Use up those squash and leftover apples with this warming soup recipe, perfect for a damp spring day! (This recipe is from marthastewart.com.) A Thanksgiving-worthy soup blends tangy, sweet apples with mellow butternut squash; cumin, coriander, ginger, and cayenne […]

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Farmers’ Markets and SNAP-Ed: A Path to Better Nutrition

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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 […]

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UMaine Extension offers new resource for food entrepreneurs

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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 […]

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