Low income access

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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Maine Farmers’ markets see major growth serving food insecure households during pandemic

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Inspired by the impact of Maine Harvest Bucks? Please make a donation to strengthen our program for the year ahead. Every dollar helps a family access healthy, local food, and goes to local farmers throughout the state. Click here to donate! In 2020, farmers’ markets saw an unprecedented increase in people using their SNAP/EBT cards […]

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Market Highlight – Mill Park Farmers’ Market in Augusta

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Every market happens for a reason! There are hard-working farmers that organize nearly every farmers’ market in Maine. This series of market stories showcases some of the many unique, adaptive and resilient Maine farmers’ markets. The Augusta Farmers’ Market at Mill Park is the major farmers’ market of the capital area. Located in downtown Mill […]

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Portland Farmers’ Market seeks volunteers for covid response

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In response to COVID-19, the Portland Farmers’ Market (PFM) is in need of volunteers to help ensure a safe shopping experience for all. Volunteering at the market is a critical community service that will allow scores of farmers and thousands of shoppers to keep their local market thriving. Committing to just one shift a week […]

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