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USDA Funding Awarded to MFFM and Partners

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Today the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets celebrates USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of $31.5 million granted through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Program (FINI). National nonprofit Wholesome Wave received a $3.77 million FINI grant, of which MFFM, as a subgrantee, will receive substantial funding, which will be used to support increased access to fruits and […]

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EBT at Maine Markets Evolving

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Currently there are 29 Maine farmers’ markets accepting EBT. At our recent workshops “Making Your Market More Low-Income Friendly” we learned some useful information about changes in the process for farmers’ markets. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has a team dedicated exclusively to working with farmers and farmers’ markets to resolve their EBT challenges […]

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Register for March Workshops

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Is Your Market Low-Income Friendly? MFFM is offering a new workshop about increasing low-income access at your farmers’ market. Thanks to a grant through the Maine Community Foundation, the cost to register is just $10, which includes all materials and lunch. We’ll be offering the workshop in Bangor March 2nd and again in Brunswick March 4th (9:00-4:00). […]

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“Growing Local” Week in Pittsfield

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is pleased to invite area residents to celebrate local food in February through a film screening and book talk. On Feb 17th at 6pm (snow date Feb 24th) there will be a gathering at the Pittsfield Public Library to discuss Ben Hewitt’s book, The Town that Food Saved. The book […]

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