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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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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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Healthier Markets – A Resource Guide

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A healthy farmers market is about more than locally grown food – it also means a clean market environment and promoting positive life choices! Farmers’ markets have community-focused missions that promote healthy lifestyles and strong communities. There are simple steps market organizers can take to advance their mission and make sure their markets are a cleaner […]

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