Early-Bird Convention Registration Through Dec 31st

By registering before December 31st, 2016, participants will save $10 on the registration fee for MFFM’s annual convention, January 29th, 2017.  Click here to register online.

Some of the day’s workshops are still being finalized, but the confirmed topics include:

  • Bring the whole family: integrating youth and family programming at the farmers’ market
  • Proactive approaches to food safety
  • Partnering with municipalities: It’s a team effort
  • What’s the plan? How to make and sustain an effective SNAP outreach plan
  • Keeping the peace: Dealing with difficult people on both sides of the tent
  • Do I stay or do I go? Evaluating if a market is right for you
  • Breaking federal grants down to size: Find funding to grow your market business
  • Collecting and using data to tell your market’s story and strategize for growth
  • Welcome your customers to market and keep them coming back
  • WIC farmer authorization training
  • Weights and Measures Division of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry: scales testing
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Service: SNAP Q&A and FNS farmer/market signup