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Maine Harvest Bucks workshops

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A series of Maine Harvest Bucks workshops and other preparations for year 2 of the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program have kept us busy over the last couple of months. Below is the slideshow from the workshop, which includes links to various tools and templates available to help organize your market’s Maine Harvest Bucks […]

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USDA advice on truck farming

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Here are some quotes from the USDA’s Yearbook of Agriculture from years gone by. Wise advice and as true today as ever. . . 1908 YEARBOOK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. p.354 TRUCK FARMING The production of garden vegetables, commonly called truck farming, is one of the most intensive types of farming, and requires a […]

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The Farmers’ Market WIC program

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The Maine Department of Human Services and the Maine Department of Agriculture cooperate to sponsor the Maine WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Using federal funding, these special WIC checks are given to folks who already qualify for the regular WIC checks, which are redeemable in stores for specified products. The Farmers’ Market WIC Checks are […]

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