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Farmers’ Markets Midcoast to Downeast

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New Map of Midcoast and Downeast Farmers’ Markets The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets has released a new map of Midcoast and Downeast farmers’ markets featuring 20 of the unique farmers’ markets that take place along the Maine coast. In addition to a detailed, full-color map, the brochure includes a description of each market, suggestions […]

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Branding your farmers’ market – guinea pigs needed!

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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, […]

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Small Business Saturday

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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 […]

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UMaine Extension offers new resource for food entrepreneurs

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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 […]

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Key Components of SNAP outreach & promotion

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                    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 […]

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Shop Local Saturday – and all season!

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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 […]

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Snapshot Markets 2016

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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 […]

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