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After Years of Planning, Farmington Farmers’ Market launches Maine Harvest Bucks

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Erica Emery, of Rustic Roots Farm, began working with MFFM in 2016 to explore how to bring Maine Harvest Bucks to the Farmington Farmers’ Market. It took 2 years of “almosts” and “maybes” to find the perfect local partner to support the project and help get it off the ground. This year, the market is […]

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MFFM Secures Funding Support for Maine Harvest Bucks

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We’re pleased to announce that we have secured funding for the Maine Harvest Bucks program for the 2018 season. Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime, our 30+ farmers’ markets can now move full steam ahead in operating the program this year. This is welcome news, as the summer market season gets underway. Maine […]

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Now Hiring: Info Booth Manager at Presque Isle Farmers’ Market

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Apply Now! Click here for application.  Job Opening: Info Booth Manager Presque Isle FM at Riverside Schedule: 5.5 hours / week Saturdays, June through October 8:00am – 1:30 pm every Saturday while market is open, June to October Overview The Maine Harvest Bucks incentive program helps shoppers using SNAP food supplement benefits at farmers’ markets […]

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Farmers’ Markets and Maine Harvest Bucks are moving outside!

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Spring has sprung! The weather is finally warming up in time for our farmers’ markets to move back outdoors. Are you shopping with SNAP this year? If yes, then come to one of the many farmers’ markets opening up and offering Maine Harvest Bucks. Remember, Maine Harvest Bucks DOUBLES your SNAP dollars. Spend one dollar […]

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Introducing Maine Harvest Bucks’ Sister Retail Brand: Farm Fresh Rewards

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  The nutrition incentives family in Maine is gaining a new member! Farm Fresh Rewards is now the title for nutrition incentives at small, locally-focused retail stores in Maine. You can still find Maine Harvest Bucks at participating direct-to-consumer locations like farm stands, CSA’s, and farmers’ markets. Our friends at Maine Farmland Trust have recently […]

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MHB Winter Trainings: Focus on new horizons for the program

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This winter, MFFM is hosting trainings for Maine Harvest Bucks (MHB) markets to orient and inspire the program organizers for the coming 2018 season. The trainings are occuring at an opportune and transitional moment for MHB, as the initial three year federal grant that funded the incentive program comes to an end. After three years […]

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2018 Maine Harvest Bucks Application & Program Update

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Program Description: For the past 3 years, much of this program was funded via the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant, in partnership with Wholesome Wave. During this time, the Maine Harvest Bucks brand has grown to be recognized by SNAP shoppers, farmers, and community members. Markets that offer Maine Harvest Bucks are welcoming to […]

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Fundraising for SNAP and Maine Harvest Bucks in 2018

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Small markets The majority of the MHB markets have less than $500 in redemption from April to June. For these markets, fundraising may be as simple as: Start a fundraiser on your FB page Ask friends, family, regular shoppers, local stores, a church, local nonprofits; Dine out to donate: engage the restaurant community; these are often […]

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