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 […]
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 […]
Vendor Checklist for Outdoor Farmers’ Markets There’s a lot to do in preparing for a successful market season. Below is a non-exhaustive, of all items and activities to consider prior to launching your booth at the farmers’ market for the season. Let us know if we’re missing anything! Email [email protected] with more tips!
Check out the Facebook Event for more details! The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is fundraising to support their Maine Harvest Bucks program, which helps thousands of Mainers across the state access healthy local food from their farmers’ markets. Maine Harvest Bucks provides bonus bucks to shoppers with low-income who use SNAP/EBT. The event is […]
Take Action to support State Funding for MHB Click here for a template and talking points for submitting testimony. SAVE THE DATE: the hearing is Monday, 2/27, at 1pm. We’d love for you to read your testimony LIVE via Zoom, if possible. Help spread the word. Share this page and our graphics (click here) on […]
The following is some shared wisdom by Hanne Tierney, of Cornerstone Farm and former MFFM Board member, on the best practices to keep meat frozen at market. Buy the most expensive cooler you can afford. Add additional insulation to all sides of cooler ( like a tinfoil bubble wrap that people buy to insulate hot […]