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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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Hiring Announcement: Part-Time Administrative Assistant

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is a statewide nonprofit founded in 1991 to to cultivate a vibrant, sustainable farmers’ market community as a vital part of Maine’s local food network. We work with farmers, consumers, and communities to make wholesome, locally-grown foods available to all residents, to educate consumers about food resources, and to […]

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We’re Hiring! SNAP Program Coordinator

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MFFM SNAP Program Coordinator The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is a statewide nonprofit founded 26 years ago to to cultivate a vibrant, sustainable farmers’ market community as a vital part of Maine’s local food network. We work with farmers, consumers, and communities to make wholesome, locally-grown foods available to all residents, to educate consumers […]

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New hires: expanding farmers’ market support down east and up north

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We are thrilled to announce that the hiring process for our new positions in Washington and Aroostook Counties are complete and the new people filling these roles have hit the ground running! Funding from the USDA’s Farmers’ Market SNAP Support Grant and a local foundation have allowed us to expand our efforts and human power in these regions. A goal of both positions […]

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The question of sending a worker to market

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At a certain stage of growth in our operations, it becomes apparent that we cannot do everything that needs doing all by ourselves. When this time arrives, we hire helpers to get things done in a more effective and timely manner, as well as to be able to simply do more overall. Hiring the right […]

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Farm labor: Finding the help you need

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The task of finding people to help with your farm work can be broken into two parts: Finding workers, and Filtering the workers you do find. And at the end we talk a bit about interns.   Finding Workers To find folks to help with your workload, here are some ideas that might help. Try […]

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Do farmers’ markets need managers?

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Starting a farmers’ market is a form of community organizing. It happens on two levels, organizing the market members and organizing the shoppers. Working with these two audiences takes very different forms, and I will concentrate here primarily on how the market members are organized. Community organizing can take many forms depending on where the […]

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