Markets that are seeking new vendors may post to our Facebook page, @MaineVendorsWanted. For best results, be sure to include the deadline for application, links to necessary materials, and information about where/when/how long the market takes place.
At this year’s Maine Farmers’ Market Convention (January 11th at the Augusta Civic Center), creative strategist Arielle Bywater (from Pica in Belfast) will be discussing ways farmers’ markets can hone their brands to reach new customers and increase loyalty among existing shoppers. Arielle will be looking at all aspects of a market’s outreach strategy, including websites, […]
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 […]
Orono, Maine – University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched a new online resource designed to be particularly useful to aspiring or existing food manufacturers wanting to produce specialty food products. The new website, Resources for Food Entrepreneurs, was created by UMaine Extension regional small business educator and Extension professor Louis Bassano; Extension food science […]
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.
CLICK HERE to view this short slideshow that we created for a recent conversation with SNAP Educators from throughout the state. Many SNAP Educators assist their local farmers’ market with outreach and promotion of SNAP, Maine Harvest Bucks (or other nutrition incentives), WIC, and other low-income […]
In recent years there has been a growing movement to encourage holiday shoppers to “shop small” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This effort aligns with our campaign to remind people of the wonderful gifts available at virtually all winter farmers’ markets. Below are some simple graphics that emphasize that message (feel free to repost and adapt […]
Markets of all sizes will be participating in our first Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week August 7-13. Markets that registered in advance will receive a toolkit containing posters, prizes, surveys, and other materials. We welcome all markets to use our online resources. For a list of markets that signed up to receive the toolkit, click […]
Help tell the story of your market during Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week, August 7-13! Markets around the state will be participating, with special events, photo events, and more. This is a great way to be part of the network of Maine farmers’ markets, while also celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week. Want to join in? […]
The USDA’s listing of farmers’ markets relies on market managers to update the listings, so this is one directory each market must update individually. With a lot of publicity coming down the pike for National Farmers’ Market Week (August 7-13, to be celebrated here as Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week), now is the time to make […]