Maine Contacts

Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets

113 North Lancey Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967
(207) 487-7114 (office)


Leigh Hallett, Executive Director


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Maine EBT Card

Current Contractor:  Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc (Conduent)

Maine Ag Department

Maine Department of Agriculture—Get Real, Get Maine! 


WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

Lisa Burgess Hodgkins, Director

Phone: (207) 287-3991

Toll Free: 1-800-437-9300



Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program

Julie Waller, Senior FarmShare Manager

Phone: 207-287-7526

Maine News/Case Studies

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Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

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Maine Event

Darlene Wolnik January 28, 2020

  by Darlene Wolnik, Training and Technical Assistance Director I just got back from a wonderful week in Maine for the Maine Federation of Farmers Market (MFFM) Convention held during the Maine Ag Trades Show. I was able to attend courtesy of Maine’s Director of Agricultural Resource Development at the Department of Agriculture Conservation and… Read More

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Maine Federation of Farmers Markets Seeks ED

Liz Comiskey October 16, 2018

Position: Executive Director The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) seeks a visionary and committed leader to grow our organization. MFFM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Maine farms, farmers, and farmers’ markets. We are the only statewide organization in Maine representing the interests of direct-to-consumer farmers and producers. MFFM provides support to Maine’s… Read More

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Growing Local Food Systems: A case study series on the role of local governments

May 15, 2017

Local governments play a key role in promoting and support local food systems. In 2012, Michigan State University’s (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems and the International City/ County Management Association’s (ICMA) Center for Sustainable Communities collaborated to understand more about the ways that local governments across America are supporting local food systems. Building off that… Read More

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Farmers Market Management Systems, Characteristics, and Job Descriptions

Stacy October 30, 2013

Short overview of paid market manager positions across the US, written by Darlene Wolnik (as a subcontractor for Farmers Market Coalition) to assist the Maine Farmers Markets project in Healthy Lakes, Maine in 2012. This report can be used to bolster arguments that volunteer managers should be moved to a paid position. Report done for… Read More

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Food Stamps and Farmers, It’s a Win-Win. Farmers’ Toolkit for Accepting Electronic Food Stamps

Stacy November 4, 2013

This toolkit provides information and resources for farmers and farmers markets to accept EBT benefits. It provides information specific to Maine, but can be very helpful as an overall guide for anyone looking for resources to accept EBT benefits. Read More