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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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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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