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Now Recruiting! Farmers’ Market Organizer Training 

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Boost your management skill-sets and help markets thrive. Learn how to be a more engaged market member.  Join Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, Farmers Market Coalition, NOFA-VT, and experts in farmers’ market organizing and mediation.  Who can join? Farmers’ market organizers (vendors, managers, volunteers) and service providers that work with farmers’ markets. Ideally, at least […]

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Unique Workplace Wellness Program Available for Health-Minded Employers

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Employers want happy, healthy employees.  Employees want to have fun in their time off and they love to eat good food.  Enter Bumper Crop, a program of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) that provides employers with an innovative workplace wellness option that is also an employee appreciation incentive.   Through Bumper Crop, Maine employers […]

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2022 Annual Meeting Announcement

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Come one, come all, and hear all about the 2021 happenings of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets. Join Board members and staff of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) for our 2022 Annual Meeting. The annual meeting is scheduled for January 19, 2022 at 9am and will take place via Zoom Conference Call.  […]

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Maine farmers rally to support food access program with online fundraisers

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Over 20 farmers and farmers’ markets across the state are hosting online fundraisers to support the Maine Harvest Bucks nutrition incentive program. Maine Harvest Bucks provides low-income shoppers with bonus bucks at farmers’ markets to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms. The fundraising initiative comes at a time when Maine Harvest Bucks has […]

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Arcadia Sponsors Farmers’ Markets and Food Access in Maine

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Throughout the month of August, market shoppers can learn about community solar options with Arcadia The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is excited to announce today that Arcadia, the climate crisis–fighting tech company giving everyone access to the tools to build a 100% clean energy future, has made a major sponsorship pledge to the Maine […]

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Single-Use Plastic Carry-out Bag Ban and Farmers Markets

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UPDATE – Starting July 1, 2021 the bag ban is officially in effect. For full details of the bag ban – follow this link to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Bag Ban Guidance A “frequently asked questions (pdf)” document, offers more details outlining what is considered a reusable bag and a recycled paper bag, who […]

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Maine Farmers’ markets see major growth serving food insecure households during pandemic

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Inspired by the impact of Maine Harvest Bucks? Please make a donation to strengthen our program for the year ahead. Every dollar helps a family access healthy, local food, and goes to local farmers throughout the state. Click here to donate! In 2020, farmers’ markets saw an unprecedented increase in people using their SNAP/EBT cards […]

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2021 Annual Meeting & Roundtable

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January 20, 20219am to 11:30amOnline or by phone callClick this link to register for the event Join Board members and staff of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) for our 2021 Annual Meeting and virtual roundtable discussion. The annual meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2021 at 9am. The roundtable discussion will begin at […]

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Winter Farmers’ Markets: a safe place for shopping and community connection

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Farmers’ markets across Maine are adapting their operations for the winter months during Covid-19. The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) reports that there are 26 winter farmers’ markets running up through December, some even longer! From Kittery and Berwick, all the way up to Orono, winter farmers’ markets are open for business to feed […]

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