Signage

Face Coverings Are Required at Farmers’ Markets

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Please help keep our farmers and shoppers safe and wear a face covering while shopping at the farmers’ market. Per CDC guidelines, and Governor Janet Mills Executive Order #55, farmers’ market vendors and customers are required to wear cloth face coverings unless an individual has a medical exemption. CLOTH FACE COVERINGS In addition to the […]

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Webinar on Vendor Practices during Covid-19

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Farmers’ Markets have dramatically changed their layout and rules to fall in line with the Governor’s emergency declarations and the Maine Department of Agriculture’s guidance for farmers’ markets. This webinar is an orientation for Maine farmers’ market vendors to learn what best practices they must be following. Topics covered include: Pre-ordering, booth setup, payment processing, […]

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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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Key Components of SNAP outreach & promotion

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                    CLICK HERE to view this short slideshow that we created for a recent conversation with SNAP Educators from throughout the state. Many SNAP Educators assist their local farmers’ market with outreach and promotion of SNAP, Maine Harvest Bucks (or other nutrition incentives), WIC, and other low-income […]

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Farmer’s Market Signs

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Where are Your Farmers’ Market Signs? Maine is largely free of the scourge of billboards, but at the cost of some fairly complex rules around signage (as recently outlined in an article in the Portland Press Herald). Fortunately, the state allows farmers’ markets more latitude than bricks-and-mortar businesses in the area of signage. Here is […]

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SNAP Promotional Materials

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Here’s a simple poster you can customize easily. (We hope to have more soon!) Generic SNAP Outreach Poster 2015 Here are some sample materials from other markets: 2015 Lewiston Farmers Market Summer Poster How to use food stamps flier Lewiston Farmers Market SNAP Outreach Poster 2014 with coupon – Lewiston SNAP Outreach Rack Card POLAND […]

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Using the word “organic” when selling at farmers’ markets

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by Heather Omand, MOFGA Organic Marketing Coordinator homand@mofga.org MOFGA encourages market members and managers to monitor the use of the term “organic” at your market. The National Organic Program law, http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop, requires compliance with its regulations in order to use the term organic.  If you gross more than $5,000 a year from the sale of organic […]

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