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Celebrating Resiliency for National Farmers’ Market Week 2020

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) is celebrating farmers’ markets across the state with Maine Farmers’ Markets Snapshot Week 2020. Coinciding with National Farmers’ Market Week, Snapshot Week is an annual event for the farmers’ market community to celebrate their markets, share stories, and capture photos and data to illustrate the importance of farmers’ […]

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Market Highlight – Mill Park Farmers’ Market in Augusta

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Every market happens for a reason! There are hard-working farmers that organize nearly every farmers’ market in Maine. This series of market stories showcases some of the many unique, adaptive and resilient Maine farmers’ markets. The Augusta Farmers’ Market at Mill Park is the major farmers’ market of the capital area. Located in downtown Mill […]

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Face Coverings Are Required at Farmers’ Markets

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Please help keep our farmers and shoppers safe and wear a face covering while shopping at the farmers’ market. Per CDC guidelines, and Governor Janet Mills Executive Order #55, farmers’ market vendors and customers are required to wear cloth face coverings unless an individual has a medical exemption. CLOTH FACE COVERINGS In addition to the […]

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Black Lives Matter – In Solidarity

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) stands unified with the Black community, Black Lives Matter, and all people of color. We recognize that there is an enduring legacy of racism, white supremacy, and white privilege in this country and in Maine. White communities, and white-led organizations like ours, must actively engage in expanding the […]

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Maine Farmers’ Markets Adapt to Serve Their Communities

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The spring farmers’ market season is underway in Maine. Maine’s farmers’ markets are opening for the season and proactively responding to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) reports that farmers’ markets are changing their physical layouts, locations, market rules, sanitation measures, and social norms to keep the public and […]

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Portland Farmers’ Market seeks volunteers for covid response

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In response to COVID-19, the Portland Farmers’ Market (PFM) is in need of volunteers to help ensure a safe shopping experience for all. Volunteering at the market is a critical community service that will allow scores of farmers and thousands of shoppers to keep their local market thriving. Committing to just one shift a week […]

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Hand-washing stations – A simple how to

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Materials needed: Cooler (any clean vessel capable of maintaining hot water for 8-12 hours) Bungee cords or straps (1-3) Soap Paper Towels Hand-sanitizer (if available) Trash bin (a bucket works) Water bin (a bucket works) Fill the cooler with hot water. Use straps or bungee cords to secure it to your truck, or bring a […]

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COVID-19 and Maine farmers’ markets

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Maine has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Even before this incident, businesses around the state have been taking extra precautions to limit the risk of spreading this highly communicable virus. Maine has the oldest population in the nation, therefore, the risk of serious harm to Maine citizens is high. Farmers’ markets should be taking […]

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