Program Description: For the past 3 years, much of this program was funded via the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant, in partnership with Wholesome Wave. During this time, the Maine Harvest Bucks brand has grown to be recognized by SNAP shoppers, farmers, and community members. Markets that offer Maine Harvest Bucks are welcoming to […]
Small markets The majority of the MHB markets have less than $500 in redemption from April to June. For these markets, fundraising may be as simple as: Start a fundraiser on your FB page Ask friends, family, regular shoppers, local stores, a church, local nonprofits; Dine out to donate: engage the restaurant community; these are often […]
5:30 to 8pm February 15, 2018 Nokomis HS, Newport Reserve your spot: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 487 7114 Join MFFM, Maine SNAP-Ed, and University of Maine Cooperative Extension for an evening focused on shopping for Maine-grown food for people on a limited budget. This class will cover all the different places to shop for local […]
MFFM is grateful to have found a new partner for this year’s Maine Farmers’ Market Convention focused on equity and low-income food access. The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) provided a sponsorship that enabled farmers and community members working to support Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) access at farmers’ markets to come to the […]
Maine Harvest Bucks are available all winter long at the following farmers’ markets: Augusta Winter Farmers’ Market Nov 28 to April Tuesdays, 12 to 5pm Old Church, 70 State St, next to Lithgow Library Bangor Winter Farmers’ Market Sundays 11-2pm Decemer 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 4 & […]
Just two days after Thanksgiving, the Saco River Winter Market (SRWM) in Biddeford launched its Maine Harvest Bucks program. Now SNAP shoppers in Biddeford, Saco and other nearby towns can stretch their limited SNAP benefits in the coldest and costliest time of the year (one study finds 1 in 3 low-income families face limiting their […]
Fresh fruits and vegetables matter. Research has shown that with many diseases, including cancer, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart and lung disease, the consumption of fruits and vegetables play a large role as preventative medicine. While treatment for diabetes is a tough pill to swallow (often involving many, many pills), the way to prevent the […]
When you see Maine Harvest Bucks (MHB) at farmers’ markets, consider how this program is the product of an organized effort among farmers, vendors, volunteers and community partners at each of the 31 farmers’ markets across the state. Because of their work, eating local is more accessible, easy and affordable for low-income Mainers receiving SNAP/EBT. […]
This slideshow provides a brief overview of SNAP and WIC at Maine farmers’ markets.
Find all the farmers’ markets that accept Maine Harvest Bucks by clicking this link. For a list of markets that accept SNAP/EBT- click this link!