COVID-19 and Farmers’ Markets

March 2021 UPDATE: We anticipate updated spring 2021 guidelines from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry by the end of April. The most recent farmers’ market guidance is directed more towards indoor markets, however, much of it is still applicable to outdoor farmers’ markets. MFFM advises all markets to strictly follow the guidance provided. Any emerging information will be provided on the Department’s COVID-19 Information for Agriculture and Food Businesses page.

There’s a lot of information out there. MFFM will maintain up to date resources for market managers and vendors on this page:

Resource page from Beginning Farmers Resource Network – this document is a one-stop clearing house compiled by agricultural service organizations across the state.

Best Practices for Markets

CHECKLIST: MFFM created a checklist document for market vendors and managers to use to ensure that all market members are following best practices. Download the document by clicking the link to the right.

Primary Resources for Market Managers & Vendors

Other helpful resources:

Signage for your marketclick here for our page full of FM signs (still in development)

Email for different file versions, or to customize a poster for your market.

Resources for Farmers

Markets making headlines during Covid-19

Email for questions about this page.