Maine Farmers’ Market Convention 2019

Join us at the Augusta Civic Center — Thursday, January 17th

11th Annual Convention
Maine Farmers’ Markets: The Art of Economic and Community Cultivation

Take a day off from the barn, hoop house, field or kitchen to get inspired!

Network with friends and neighbors, learn about business-strengthening innovations and connect with industry leaders at this dynamic, full-day event. Features include a workshops and break-out sessions tailored to the needs of market farmers; tracks for beginners and experienced farmers’ market participants alike; DACF scale testing; a help desk for those interested in accepting SNAP; and an exhibit hall packed with resources. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gather with more than 200 farmers’ market participants from all over the state, all in one place.

  • Workshops, roundtables, and panel discussions: As usual, we’ll be offering a packed schedule, with at least 3 topics to choose from during each session (including one focused on marketing and one focused on market management during each conference block).
  • Networking with market managers and farmers.
  • Exhibits with industry experts.

Other features of the convention:

  • This year’s schedule means attendees can plan to attend the Maine Agricultural Trades Show on Wednesday, then stay overnight in Augusta, and attend the Maine Farmers’ Market Convention.
  • Pick up free “Farmers’ Market Today!”, “EBT Accepted” and “WIC Accepted Here” signs.
  • Find out about new tools, apps, groups, and resources in the farmers’ market exhibit area.

Services

  • USDA Food & Nutrition Service Drop-In  – Interested in signing up to accept SNAP? There will be a help desk available all day, and Debbie Crosby from the USDA will be able to sign up new vendors on site.
  • DACF Scales Testing & Certification – Drop your scales off in the morning, pick them up in the afternoon, and check off one chore for the year!
  • WIC Farmer Authorization Training

Become a convention sponsor! Click here for more information, or email director@mffm.org.