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Farmers’ markets, food access & the USDA Farm Bill

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Next week we team up with our collaborators in the Maine Local Foods Access Network to launch a one-day Giving Tuesday campaign. Our goal: raise $2,000 to help expand the network of Maine Harvest Bucks markets into more communities and find increased success with all participating markets. It’s a humble goal, really, considering that the […]

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Recent Facts & Figures: SNAP works & Maine Harvest Bucks broadens the positive impact

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Over the past year, research groups from around the country have released the results of multiple studies analyzing the long-term effects of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).* Formerly known as Food Stamps, this federally-funded program rolled out across the country in the 1960s and ‘70s and has since positively affected the lives of millions […]

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New hires: expanding farmers’ market support down east and up north

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We are thrilled to announce that the hiring process for our new positions in Washington and Aroostook Counties are complete and the new people filling these roles have hit the ground running! Funding from the USDA’s Farmers’ Market SNAP Support Grant and a local foundation have allowed us to expand our efforts and human power in these regions. A goal of both positions […]

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New position: Help promote and grow SNAP/Maine Harvest Bucks at Washington County farmers’ markets!

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MFFM is pleased to be partnering with Healthy Acadia to launch a new part-time position that will assist farmers’ markets in Washington County with SNAP and Maine Harvest Bucks outreach and promotion. This person will primarily focus on the Eastport, Calais, and Princeton Farmers’ Markets and will collaborate with Healthy Acadia, MFFM, market members and volunteers to […]

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Reduced-Cost EBT Equipment Grant open for 2nd round of applications!

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After a successful first round that allowed us to provide nearly 20 farms and markets with new EBT terminals, we have reopened the application for our Reduced-Cost EBT Equipment Grant program. For this program, we are working with Dharma Merchant Services – a mission driven company offering reduced rates to MFFM affiliates. Is your farm/market interested […]

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Maine Farmers’ Market Convention January 25, 2015

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The 7th annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention is happening this weekend! More than 35 farmers, bakers,  market managers, community partners, and professionals in related fields will be presenting panels on a host of topics related to farmers’ markets. The event will be taking place at the Maple Hill Farm Inn in Hallowell. Pre-registration is advised […]

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