Maine Local Foods Access Network

Maine Local Foods Access Network’s vision is that everyone in Maine has access to the abundance of food from Maine producers.

We lead this coalition of Maine organizations committed to growing access to local food in various ways. MLFAN’s current priority is expanding Maine Harvest Bucks, nutrition incentives that increase the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars spent at participating farmers markets, CSAs, and retail outlets selling local produce.

SNAP incentives

How do incentive programs like Maine Harvest Bucks benefit consumers? A 2014 study found that nutrition incentives helped increase vegetable consumption for shoppers with low levels of education and low levels of produce consumption. Read about the study on Wholesome Wave’s website.

GET INVOLVED

Want to accept Maine Harvest Bucks at your farmers market, CSA program, farm stand or retail space? Have another idea or something you are working on related to local food access? Contact us!

General Inquiries, and Local Retail Outlets

Shannon Grimes, Network Coordinator
shannon@mainefarmlandtrust.org
207.338.6575

Farmers Markets

Emilie Knight
Visit MFFM’s website
SNAP@mffm.org

CSA Programs

Heather Omand
Visit MOFGA’s website
homand@mofga.org

Farm Stands and Mobile Markets

Stephanie Aquilina
Visit Cultivating Community’s website
stephanie@cultivatingcommunity.org

Let's grow a bright future for farming in Maine, together.