Stay safe at markets this season.

Did you receive a postcard in the mail?

Be sure to bring it to the markets listed on the postcard to get your reward!

At any time of the year, shop at these markets and DOUBLE the value of SNAP/EBT. For every dollar you spend with SNAP, earn a BONUS buck to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more here.

Questions? Don’t be shy! Call (207) 370 1524 for farmers’ markets and (207) 338-6575 for stores

Covid-19 Safety

What to expect at Small Grocery Stores

To learn how small grocery outlets are keeping shoppers safe, please visit the market’s web-page (find it below!):

What to Expect at Farmers’ Markets

  • It is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering at markets unless you are medically exempt. (Executive Order 55)
  • Keep 6 feet distance between you and all other people.
  • Most booths are full-service, farmers will pick out your food for you.
  • Follow market signage – Some markets have 1-way traffic flows, keep an eye out for signs directing foot traffic.
  • Stay home if you are sick, please.
  • SNAP and Maine Harvest Bucks is still in operation – learn more via this link.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables! They’re key to a healthy immune system. 
  • Vendors are taking the following precautions:
    • Pre-bagging most food items
    • Offering contact-free payment options
    • Disinfecting surfaces frequently
    • Cleaning their hands frequently
    • Spacing out to allow for distancing
    • Wearing face masks or cloth coverings
    • Many other things behind the scenes to keep every one safe!

“These days, the market feels like the safest place to be buying food right now. I can do all my grocery shopping here thanks to the wide variety of offerings from our farmers.”

– Belfast Farmers’ Market Shopper

Frequently Asked Questions about farmers’ markets

Can I pay with cash still? What about Credit/Debit, or SNAP?

Yes, pay cash with individual vendors. Most vendors accept credit/debit and have no-touch card payment options. SNAP/EBT is accepted at all these locations. Thanks to Maine Harvest Bucks, your SNAP is doubled at farmers’ markets.

Do markets have special hours for at-risk individuals?

Some markets do. Check their Facebook or website to learn more.

Can I bring my own bag?

Yes, most markets will let you use your own bags. You will have to pack your own bag after you make a purchase, to reduce touching.

How else can I stay safe and make this easier for farmers? 

Consider buying into a debit/ free-choice CSA.  Keep your shopping quick, and be respectful of people waiting in line.

Can SNAP be used at farmers markets?

Yes! Go to the Maine Harvest Bucks website – www.maineharvestbucks.org – to find farmers’ markets that accept SNAP and offer BONUS bucks for every dollar spent.

How do I find a market near me?  

Go to our Markets By Day page, or use our Find a Market tool.