The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is a statewide nonprofit founded in 1991 to to cultivate a vibrant, sustainable farmers’ market community as a vital part of Maine’s local food network. We work with farmers, consumers, and communities to make wholesome, locally-grown foods available to all residents, to educate consumers about food resources, and to […]
News & Events
The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets’ is seeking applications for a part-time, seasonal Farmers’ Market SNAP clerk. This person will operate the Market information booth at the Brewer Farmers’ Market, 8:00am-1:30pm, every Saturday during the summer season. The position begins in mid-May and goes through the end of October. The SNAP clerk’s primary responsibilities will […]
Beginning this season, shoppers may use their Maine Harvest Bucks (nutrition incentives offered to SNAP shoppers at participating farmers’ markets and other sites) to purchase food-bearing seedlings. (As always, they can also use their SNAP benefits to purchase fruit and vegetable seedlings.) This exciting development is new, so early season promotion is important, to let […]
We’re moving, but not far! As of April 26th, our new address will be: 165 Sebasticook Street Pittsfield, ME 04967 (207) 487-7114 Click here for the map.
We are pleased to announce that James DeBiasi will be joining the MFFM team as our new SNAP Program Coordinator. Currently living and working in OR, Jimmy will be relocating to Maine next month. Expect to see Jimmy visiting Maine Harvest Bucks markets and related meetings beginning in June. The SNAP Program Coordinator is primarily […]
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.
As we prepare for the 2017 Maine Harvest Bucks season. we’re looking forward to expanding partnerships with Maine SNAP-Ed. With 35 farmers’ markets enrolled in the MHB program, the need for outreach support and education continues to increase. Want to learn more about how SNAP educators around the state partner with farmers’ markets? Check out our December […]
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 […]
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.