New hires: expanding farmers’ market support down east and up north

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We are thrilled to announce that the hiring process for our new positions in Washington and Aroostook Counties are complete and the new people filling these roles have hit the ground running! Funding from the USDA’s Farmers’ Market SNAP Support Grant and a local foundation have allowed us to expand our efforts and human power in these regions. A goal of both positions […]

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Tools, templates & tips for Maine Harvest Bucks markets!

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By season’s end 35 farmers’ markets throughout the state will be operating Maine Harvest Bucks SNAP bonus programs to make Maine-produced foods more accessible to low-income shoppers. We are endlessly grateful to the market members, volunteers and local partner organizations who help make these programs a success! Each market has an assigned MHB/SNAP program point person […]

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SNAP – What is that?

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SNAP – What is that? SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federally funded government program which has traditionally been know as “food stamps”. EBT, or Electronic Benefit Transfer, is the method in which SNAP funds are given to the recipient. Each month additional funds are electronically added to an EBT card which works similar to a […]

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Farmers’ markets: Feeding the hungry

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Farmers’ Markets and Food Cupboards. Several ways in which food from Maine farmers’ markets can make its way to the hungry. Detailed descriptions of methods already in place and working. Gleaning. Allowing people come in to “clean up” after your harvest is over. Set up a system for using EBT at your farmers’ market. Teach […]

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