Staff

Jimmy DeBiasi

Executive Director

Since 2017, Jimmy has overseen the growth and development of the Maine Harvest Bucks program at farmers’ markets and farm stands across Maine. For over a decade, Jimmy has pursued work experiences that entrenched him in agriculture, food systems, and community development work.  Jimmy spent a year as an AmeriCorps in rural Missouri where he launched an online farmers’ market and spearheaded garden-based education programming at local schools and low-income communities.  Before joining the MFFM team, he worked as a volunteer organizer and development professional at a major social services nonprofit in Portland, Oregon.  Jimmy is excited to be setting his roots in Maine and helping to strengthen farmer livelihood and fresh food access for all with his role as Executive Director at MFFM.

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Emily Grassie

Program Associate and Nutrition Incentive Program Coordinator

Emily is a life long New Englander who grew up visiting her local farmers’ market weekly and tending her own backyard flock of chickens.  Her interest in agriculture and farm-to-table eating was evident even then, and her great enthusiasm for all things local has continued to grow ever since.  Now she visits her local farmers’ market each week with her own family.  She lives in Carmel where she and her family (and their backyard flock!) enjoy working on their homestead, towards their goal of food self-sufficiency. As Program Associate, Emily works on a variety of Federation projects, including coordinating the Maine Harvest Bucks program, consumer education, Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week, and social media.

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