MFFM is pleased to announce that we have hired Lindsay Pelletier as the new Info Booth Manager for the Presque Isle Farmers’ Market at Riverside. Lindsay will operate the info booth at the market every Saturday, processing credit, debit, and SNAP transactions at the market (which is located at 27 Riverside Drive, and takes place every Saturday from 8:30-1:00). The Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with MFFM and the market to provide the credit/debit/EBT device. The City of Presque Isle is another project partner, providing logistical and promotional support. Funding for the Info Booth Manager position is provided by the Broad Reach Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
On Saturday, July 7th, Lindsay spent the morning at the Houlton Community Market, where Marie Task, MFFM’s Aroostook County Farmers’ Market SNAP Access Coordinator, trained her on operating the Maine Harvest Bucks program. Maine Harvest Bucks is a nutrition incentive program that provides bonus fruits and vegetables to shoppers who use their SNAP benefits at the farmers’ markets. Lindsay will be launching MHB at the Presque Isle Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 14th.