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Arcadia Sponsors Farmers’ Markets and Food Access in Maine

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Throughout the month of August, market shoppers can learn about community solar options with Arcadia The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets is excited to announce today that Arcadia, the climate crisis–fighting tech company giving everyone access to the tools to build a 100% clean energy future, has made a major sponsorship pledge to the Maine […]

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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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Winter Farmers’ Markets: a safe place for shopping and community connection

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Farmers’ markets across Maine are adapting their operations for the winter months during Covid-19. The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) reports that there are 26 winter farmers’ markets running up through December, some even longer! From Kittery and Berwick, all the way up to Orono, winter farmers’ markets are open for business to feed […]

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Free SNAP sign-up during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show & MFFM Convention

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The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) invites farmers’ market organizers and direct-marketing farmers to sign up to accept SNAP/EBT on January 16th during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. There are more than 160,000 people in Maine who purchase food with SNAP. Farmers and farmers’ markets can grow their customer base, and provide a critical […]

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Partnership with DACF helps farmers’ markets process SNAP/EBT.

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This year, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) partnered with the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) to help cover the cost of purchasing SNAP processing equipment for farmers’ markets. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the program formerly known as food stamps, helps 1 in 8 Mainers (mostly children and […]

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