Maine Harvest Bucks

Working the market info booth – a success story from Augusta

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A strong Maine Harvest Bucks program requires a good deal of effort, and often one person can make a major difference. This was the case for the Augusta Farmers’ Market at Mill Park, which first began offering SNAP nutrition incentives in 2014, and added an “info booth” (where SNAP and other transactions are processed) in […]

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Milbridge FM Joins Maine Harvest Bucks

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The Milbridge Farmers’ Market has joined the ranks of farmers’ markets that accept SNAP benefits! MFFM is pleased to be partnering with the Women’s Health Resource Library (WHRL) to bring SNAP access to the market. WHRL has long had a presence at the market, promoting its Incredible Edible Milbridge project. Now the WHRL team is taking on […]

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SNAP Grows Gardens

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Beginning this season, shoppers may use their Maine Harvest Bucks (nutrition incentives offered to SNAP shoppers at participating farmers’ markets and other sites) to purchase food-bearing seedlings. (As always, they can also use their SNAP benefits to purchase fruit and vegetable seedlings.) This exciting development is new, so early season promotion is important, to let […]

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Farmers’ Markets and SNAP-Ed: A Path to Better Nutrition

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As we prepare for the 2017 Maine Harvest Bucks season. we’re looking forward to expanding partnerships with Maine SNAP-Ed. With 35 farmers’ markets enrolled in the MHB program, the need for outreach support and education continues to increase. Want to learn more about how SNAP educators around the state partner with farmers’ markets? Check out our December […]

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Key Components of SNAP outreach & promotion

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                    CLICK HERE to view this short slideshow that we created for a recent conversation with SNAP Educators from throughout the state. Many SNAP Educators assist their local farmers’ market with outreach and promotion of SNAP, Maine Harvest Bucks (or other nutrition incentives), WIC, and other low-income […]

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