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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Markets are open and as busy as ever. Fortunately, market managers have made many adjustments to their markets to keep shoppers and farmers safe during covid-19. The link below will take you to our main shopper page where you can learn what to expect at farmers’ markets this summer.