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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MFFM Hiring SNAP Program Manager

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MFFM SNAP Program Manager Job Announcement The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is a statewide nonprofit founded 24 years ago to to cultivate a vibrant, sustainable farmers’ market community as a vital part of Maine’s local food network. We work with farmers, consumers, and communities to make wholesome, locally-grown foods available to all residents, to educate consumers about […]

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Maine Markets Offer SNAP Bonuses

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Most Maine farmers’ markets that accept SNAP offer a special bonus for free fruits and vegetables with every SNAP purchase! Details of the bonus vary location by location. Visit your local participating market to find out more. It is easy for SNAP participants to get free bonus fruits and veggies at these participating markets: Augusta […]

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FINI Funding for Maine Farmers’ Markets: FAQ

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As has been widely reported, the USDA recently approved a major grant proposal to support  SNAP/EBT programs at more than 30 Maine farmers’ markets! (The 3 year program, announced last week, will also involve some farm stands and CSA programs.) We are very excited to see this level of Federal funding directed towards Maine farmers’ markets. […]

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Register for March Workshops

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Is Your Market Low-Income Friendly? MFFM is offering a new workshop about increasing low-income access at your farmers’ market. Thanks to a grant through the Maine Community Foundation, the cost to register is just $10, which includes all materials and lunch. We’ll be offering the workshop in Bangor March 2nd and again in Brunswick March 4th (9:00-4:00). […]

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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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