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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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Grow Your Own Organic Gardening Class

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MFFM  will be holding a free “Grow Your Own Organic Garden” class in Pittsfield on Weds., April 4th. The class will be from 6-9pm in the lower level of the Pittsfield Public Library (110 Library Street). Tom Roberts of Snakeroot Organic Farm will lead the class, which will cover basics such as garden location and […]

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Apply NOW to accept WIC this season

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The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a federal program providing supplemental nutrition to families with young children. In Maine it is administered by the CDC. Families are issued checks which they may use to purchase certain healthy foods. Most families also receive “Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program” checks every summer, and those checks may […]

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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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MHB Winter Trainings: Focus on new horizons for the program

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This winter, MFFM is hosting trainings for Maine Harvest Bucks (MHB) markets to orient and inspire the program organizers for the coming 2018 season. The trainings are occuring at an opportune and transitional moment for MHB, as the initial three year federal grant that funded the incentive program comes to an end. After three years […]

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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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