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WIC Shoppers – Share Your Feedback!

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We are working on a project to improve the WIC farmers’ market check program (formally called WIC FMNP). If your family shops with WIC, we want to hear from you! One way to help is by taking a quick survey: CLICK HERE. It would be even MORE helpful to sign up for a 30 minute […]

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Using WIC checks at farmers’ markets

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It’s easy to use WIC checks at the farmers’ market! Most markets have an “info booth” where shoppers can use their credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT cards. The staff at the info booth can help newcomers get oriented to the market, and should know which farmers accept WIC checks. Or, you can simply look around the […]

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Snapshot Week Photo Contest

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Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week is August 6012! Join the fun by submitting pics to our photo contest. Just pose with a tattoo from any participating market, or find other ways to express your passion for farmers’ markets! Then tag your pics #lovemainemarkets #MEsnapshotweek on social media, or email them to [email protected] Contest deadline is August 31st.

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Gleaning at Farmers’ Markets

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  Ron Murphy has been gleaning at the Orono Farmers’ Market for several years, collecting food donations from farmers for the Crossroads Ministries’ pantries. Crossroads has a walk-in cooler, which enables them to store fresh produce, which has been increasingly popular with their patrons. The Orono Farmers’ Market has one of the oldest gleaning programs […]

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