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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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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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MFFM Welcomes New Board Members

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At MFFM’s January Annual Meeting (which took place at the convention in Augusta), 4 new members were voted onto the Board of Directors, bringing the Board to a total of 14, with 10 directors returning for renewed terms. Long-term director Mike Gold left the Board after more than 5 years of service. At the Board’s […]

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Winter is the time to apply to join a farmers’ market!

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) reminds farmers, food producers, and others interested in joining a Maine farmers’ market for the 2018 summer season that they should be finalizing their applications now. Most markets accept applications from new vendors in January and February, and some continue to accept applications through March. The winter application […]

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Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report 2017

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Check out the 2017 Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report for photos and information about Maine’s farmers’ markets! We’ll be distributing copies all over Maine in the coming months, helping to spread the word about the important work of Maine’s farmers.  Check out the 2017 Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report for lots of photos and information […]

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Making Your Market More Accessible to All

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Accessibility at the Market At the 2018 Maine Farmers’ Market Convention (1/11/18), Ketra Crosson, OTL, and Jill Johanning, AIA, gave a presentation about accessibility at farmers’ markets. Jill and Ketra discussed the importance of topics such as secure footing, providing “handicapped accessible” parking (when the permanent blue parking spaces may be obscured by the farmers’ […]

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New Venue and Guest Speakers for Convention

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets’ 10th annual Farmers’ Market Convention will take place Thursday, January 11th at the Augusta Civic Center. For the first time, the convention will run concurrently with the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, an annual event hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, which runs from January 9th-11th. […]

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Register now for the Maine Farmers’ Market Convention!

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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 […]

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