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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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FM Tracks Updates- April 2018

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MHB redemption in FM Tracks will now be tracked under the “Vendor Reimbursement” tab (the one between the “Transactions” tab and “Post Market” tab). See the graphic below and reference each number: 1- this indicates where the Vendor Reimbursement Tool (tab) is located. 2- under Vendor name, you can put “ALL VENDORS”. 3- this is […]

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Maine Harvest Bucks training in Southern Maine

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Monday, April 9th 12:30 to 3pm McDougal Orchards, 201 Hanson Ridge Rd, Springvale, ME 04083 Come join both new and experienced markets at our free Maine Harvest Bucks training in Southern Maine on Monday, April 9th. Maine Harvest Bucks is the flagship nutrition incentive program in Maine, and it serves as a powerful tool for […]

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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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Convention Sponsorship Boosts SNAP-programming at Farmers’ Markets

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MFFM is grateful to have found a new partner for this year’s Maine Farmers’ Market Convention focused on equity and low-income food access. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) provided a sponsorship that enabled farmers and community members working to support Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) access at farmers’ markets to come to the […]

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