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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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2018 Maine Harvest Bucks Application & Program Update

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Program Description: For the past 3 years, much of this program was funded via the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant, in partnership with Wholesome Wave. During this time, the Maine Harvest Bucks brand has grown to be recognized by SNAP shoppers, farmers, and community members. Markets that offer Maine Harvest Bucks are welcoming to […]

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Convention Sponsorship Boosts SNAP-programming at Farmers’ Markets

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MFFM is grateful to have found a new partner for this year’s Maine Farmers’ Market Convention focused on equity and low-income food access. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) provided a sponsorship that enabled farmers and community members working to support Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) access at farmers’ markets to come to the […]

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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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Saco River Winter Market Launches Maine Harvest Bucks

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Just two days after Thanksgiving, the Saco River Winter Market (SRWM) in Biddeford launched its Maine Harvest Bucks program. Now SNAP shoppers in Biddeford, Saco and other nearby towns can stretch their limited SNAP benefits in the coldest and costliest time of the year (one study finds 1 in 3 low-income families face limiting their […]

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Nourish families and friendships this Giving Tuesday

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You may have noticed that MFFM adopted a new tagline last summer: “Nourishing the roots of our communities.” Those roots include the historic tradition of rural farmers bringing goods to public spaces in Maine towns and cities. They include generations bonding over the sharing of recipes and food preparation tips. And those roots include Mainers […]

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