Low income access

Buying your own EBT Equipment

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If you’re looking to purchase EBT equipment for your SNAP program, without the help of a grant to subsidize the cost, then you should fall into one, or ideally all, of these categories: Our market has offered SNAP for years; Our vendors are dedicated to keeping this program sustained; We have enough shoppers using SNAP/EBT […]

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Information booths at markets

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  Information booths (“info booths”) are popping up at more and more farmers’ markets in Maine. The primary service they provide to markets is that they offer a central location for shoppers to pay for all of their goods. At a busy market, the information booth cuts down on the transaction time for vendors, since they no longer […]

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After Years of Planning, Farmington Farmers’ Market launches Maine Harvest Bucks

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Erica Emery, of Rustic Roots Farm, began working with MFFM in 2016 to explore how to bring Maine Harvest Bucks to the Farmington Farmers’ Market. It took 2 years of “almosts” and “maybes” to find the perfect local partner to support the project and help get it off the ground. This year, the market is […]

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MFFM Secures Funding Support for Maine Harvest Bucks

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We’re pleased to announce that we have secured funding for the Maine Harvest Bucks program for the 2018 season. Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime, our 30+ farmers’ markets can now move full steam ahead in operating the program this year. This is welcome news, as the summer market season gets underway. Maine […]

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Farmers’ Markets and Maine Harvest Bucks are moving outside!

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Spring has sprung! The weather is finally warming up in time for our farmers’ markets to move back outdoors. Are you shopping with SNAP this year? If yes, then come to one of the many farmers’ markets opening up and offering Maine Harvest Bucks. Remember, Maine Harvest Bucks DOUBLES your SNAP dollars. Spend one dollar […]

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FM Tracks Updates- April 2018

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MHB redemption in FM Tracks will now be tracked under the “Vendor Reimbursement” tab (the one between the “Transactions” tab and “Post Market” tab). See the graphic below and reference each number: 1- this indicates where the Vendor Reimbursement Tool (tab) is located. 2- under Vendor name, you can put “ALL VENDORS”. 3- this is […]

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Maine Harvest Bucks training in Southern Maine

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Monday, April 9th 12:30 to 3pm McDougal Orchards, 201 Hanson Ridge Rd, Springvale, ME 04083 Come join both new and experienced markets at our free Maine Harvest Bucks training in Southern Maine on Monday, April 9th. Maine Harvest Bucks is the flagship nutrition incentive program in Maine, and it serves as a powerful tool for […]

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Introducing Maine Harvest Bucks’ Sister Retail Brand: Farm Fresh Rewards

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  The nutrition incentives family in Maine is gaining a new member! Farm Fresh Rewards is now the title for nutrition incentives at small, locally-focused retail stores in Maine. You can still find Maine Harvest Bucks at participating direct-to-consumer locations like farm stands, CSA’s, and farmers’ markets. Our friends at Maine Farmland Trust have recently […]

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