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WIC Shoppers – Share Your Feedback!

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We are working on a project to improve the WIC farmers’ market check program (formally called WIC FMNP). If your family shops with WIC, we want to hear from you! One way to help is by taking a quick survey: CLICK HERE. It would be even MORE helpful to sign up for a 30 minute […]

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Using WIC checks at farmers’ markets

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It’s easy to use WIC checks at the farmers’ market! Most markets have an “info booth” where shoppers can use their credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT cards. The staff at the info booth can help newcomers get oriented to the market, and should know which farmers accept WIC checks. Or, you can simply look around the […]

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Snapshot Week Photo Contest

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Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week is August 6012! Join the fun by submitting pics to our photo contest. Just pose with a tattoo from any participating market, or find other ways to express your passion for farmers’ markets! Then tag your pics #lovemainemarkets #MEsnapshotweek on social media, or email them to Snapshot@mffm.org. Contest deadline is August 31st.

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Gleaning at Farmers’ Markets

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  Ron Murphy has been gleaning at the Orono Farmers’ Market for several years, collecting food donations from farmers for the Crossroads Ministries’ pantries. Crossroads has a walk-in cooler, which enables them to store fresh produce, which has been increasingly popular with their patrons. The Orono Farmers’ Market has one of the oldest gleaning programs […]

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Working the market info booth – a success story from Augusta

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A strong Maine Harvest Bucks program requires a good deal of effort, and often one person can make a major difference. This was the case for the Augusta Farmers’ Market at Mill Park, which first began offering SNAP nutrition incentives in 2014, and added an “info booth” (where SNAP and other transactions are processed) in […]

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Milbridge FM Joins Maine Harvest Bucks

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The Milbridge Farmers’ Market has joined the ranks of farmers’ markets that accept SNAP benefits! MFFM is pleased to be partnering with the Women’s Health Resource Library (WHRL) to bring SNAP access to the market. WHRL has long had a presence at the market, promoting its Incredible Edible Milbridge project. Now the WHRL team is taking on […]

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