Senior FarmShare at Your Market

Senior FarmShare at your Market

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The Senior FarmShare program is administered by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) and funded by the USDA Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. The program provides $50 worth of coupons to income-eligible senior citizens to be spent on fresh, unprocessed Maine-grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs during the growing/harvest season.

Click here for more program information for farmers.

Click here for more program information for consumers.

How can my farm participate in Senior FarmShare?

An individual farmer must be authorized to participate in Senior FarmShare. The farmer application is typically announced in early winter. The annual program budget as well as continued participation of past farmers dictates whether the DACF will accept new farmers but it always worth checking. We will include updates in our regular e-newsletter; sign up here.

If you have questions, please call the DACF, Division of Agricultural Resource Development, Maine Senior FarmShare Program at (207) 287-7526, or e-mail: seniorfarmshare@maine.gov.