The 10th annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention will take place Thursday, January 11th at the Augusta Civic Center from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Market vendors, managers, and volunteers from across the state will convene for the conference, the theme of which is “Keeping ‘Local’ Competitive in the Global Market: Policies, Trends, and Resources That […]
If you’re looking for a shopping experience quite different from what you’ll find at big box stores, an experience that is small and friendly, and a way to support small business and farmers in your town, make a trip to the farmers’ market on Small Business Saturday! Below is a list of the markets we […]
Ron Murphy has been gleaning at the Orono Farmers’ Market for several years, collecting food donations from farmers for the Crossroads Ministries’ pantries. Crossroads has a walk-in cooler, which enables them to store fresh produce, which has been increasingly popular with their patrons. The Orono Farmers’ Market has one of the oldest gleaning programs […]
Below is a list of some favorite books, new and old, from MFFM Board, staff, and friends. These suggestions are all related to farmers’ markets and farming – some more tangentially than others! (Many are available as audio books, for listening in the car or on the tractor.) These would also make good gifts for […]
Charitable Donations of Produce and the Tax Implications By Kristin Krokowski (reprinted with permission) Over the years there has been a lot of confusion about charitable donations of farm and garden produce and how that relates to tax deductions. After all there is always some good cause to donate your excess produce to – the […]
Spreading the word… As our farmers’ markets begin to bring in the bounty, MFFM produces a host of marketing materials for our partner markets to use in all sorts of ways. Below, you’ll find many memes for Maine Harvest Bucks farmers’ markets to use in social media or on their website. At the bottom of […]
We’re always happy to meet with other organizations to talk about Maine’s farmers’ markets, and the various roles they play in their communities. This slideshow offers a quick overview of MFFM’s work and resources.
This is a reminder that the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application competition deadline is less than a month away! It is the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on March 31, 2017. A few things to remember: We need only one hard copy original of the application and supporting materials. No emailed applications […]
The 2016 Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report contains photos and information about Maine’s markets, along with useful data and other information. Free print copies are available at our office, or click here for the online edition.
During the 9th annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention, we welcome participants from markets all over Maine. To celebrate the markets and review the Federation’s work from 2016, we created the slideshows below. Some favorite images from 2016 MFFM’s 2016 Projects Collecting and Using Data: Snapshot Week 2016