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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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Grow Your Own Organic Gardening Class

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MFFM  will be holding a free “Grow Your Own Organic Garden” class in Pittsfield on Weds., April 4th. The class will be from 6-9pm in the lower level of the Pittsfield Public Library (110 Library Street). Tom Roberts of Snakeroot Organic Farm will lead the class, which will cover basics such as garden location and […]

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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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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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Using WIC checks at farmers’ markets

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It’s easy to use WIC checks at the farmers’ market! Most markets have an “info booth” where shoppers can use their credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT cards. The staff at the info booth can help newcomers get oriented to the market, and should know which farmers accept WIC checks. Or, you can simply look around the […]

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Snapshot Week Photo Contest

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Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week is August 6012! Join the fun by submitting pics to our photo contest. Just pose with a tattoo from any participating market, or find other ways to express your passion for farmers’ markets! Then tag your pics #lovemainemarkets #MEsnapshotweek on social media, or email them to Snapshot@mffm.org. Contest deadline is August 31st.

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SNAP Authorization: apply & update at the Convention on January 29th

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Does your farm or market currently accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) payments, such as SNAP? If so, you may need to update your information with the USDA Food & Nutrition Service to reflect current program authorities (a.k.a. who is responsible for the SNAP program), change in location, etc. You can do so with the direct […]

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Early-Bird Convention Registration Through Dec 31st

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By registering before December 31st, 2016, participants will save $10 on the registration fee for MFFM’s annual convention, January 29th, 2017.  Click here to register online. Some of the day’s workshops are still being finalized, but the confirmed topics include: Bring the whole family: integrating youth and family programming at the farmers’ market Proactive approaches […]

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