MFFM is grateful to have found a new partner for this year’s Maine Farmers’ Market Convention focused on equity and low-income food access. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) provided a sponsorship that enabled farmers and community members working to support Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) access at farmers’ markets to come to the […]
It’s easy to use WIC checks at the farmers’ market! Most markets have an “info booth” where shoppers can use their credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT cards. The staff at the info booth can help newcomers get oriented to the market, and should know which farmers accept WIC checks. Or, you can simply look around the […]
Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week is August 6012! Join the fun by submitting pics to our photo contest. Just pose with a tattoo from any participating market, or find other ways to express your passion for farmers’ markets! Then tag your pics #lovemainemarkets #MEsnapshotweek on social media, or email them to Snapshot@mffm.org. Contest deadline is August 31st.
Does your farm or market currently accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) payments, such as SNAP? If so, you may need to update your information with the USDA Food & Nutrition Service to reflect current program authorities (a.k.a. who is responsible for the SNAP program), change in location, etc. You can do so with the direct […]
Next Tuesday, January 10th from 11:30 – 12:30, you can find us in the Somerset Room at the Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta. MFFM staffers and local farmers team up to offer a session on the benefits of buying direct from local farmers and will be sharing information and resources to help you get started. Shopping […]
By registering before December 31st, 2016, participants will save $10 on the registration fee for MFFM’s annual convention, January 29th, 2017. Click here to register online. Some of the day’s workshops are still being finalized, but the confirmed topics include: Bring the whole family: integrating youth and family programming at the farmers’ market Proactive approaches […]