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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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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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