Participate in Bumper Crop

The Bumper Crop program provides employers like you with an innovative workplace wellness option that is also an employee appreciation incentive.
MFFM has made Bumper Crop easy to use for both markets and employers. Just contact us and we’ll help you get started!

We track employee participation to chart the positive impact Bumper Crop makes on your workplace and the community. And we know it works! In 2019, we found that nearly half of the participants in our Bangor pilot program increased their farmers’ market shopping, and had a great time doing it!

Bumper Crop is a collaboration, and we always welcome new ideas to make it more enriching for your employees and our partner markets.

why Participate?

To support local farms. Buying direct from farmers at market is more affordable for shoppers and more profitable for farmers.

To take care of your employees. A gift card/voucher to the farmers’ market is a gesture of appreciation, a potential introduction to healthy food options, a way to connect with community and more!

To strengthen our community. Farmers’ markets are vital economic and social hubs in Maine. In addition to feeding dollars back into local agriculture, shoppers tend to support other nearby businesses while visiting a farmers’ market. And many markets have anti-hunger programs that help low-income Mainers access healthy food.

What’s Required

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Gift Vouchers

Provide gift vouchers to encourage your employees to shop at local farmers’ markets.

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Promo Materials

Distribute the Bumper Crop materials about local farmers’ markets, which will be provided by MFFM, to your employees.

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Surveys

Share 1 or 2 online surveys with your employees to help us improve the program.

Learn from other’s experiences: City of Bangor Wellness Project

Click here to find out about how this program worked for the City of Bangor in 2019!

No matter how your company chooses to participate, Bumper Crop means a healthy show of appreciation for your workers, more revenue for Maine’s farmers and small businesses, and the continuation of a long-standing Maine tradition: the healthy, fun, community-driven experience of shopping at a farmers’ market. It’s a win-win-win!

Email MFFM’s Director of Programs Jimmy DeBiasi at director@mffm.org with any questions about our program.

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Bumper Crop is a program of the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets. MFFM is grateful to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association for serving as a collaborating partner on this program.

Bumper Crop is a program of the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets. MFFM is grateful to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association for serving as a collaborating partner on this program.