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Maine Harvest Bucks Holiday Bonus!
November 21, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Maine Farmland Trust is helping low-income shoppers stretch their winter food budgets with an extra holiday season bonus through their Maine Harvest Bucks program.
Maine Harvest Bucks is an incentive program that provides monetary bonuses for low-income shoppers to buy more local fruits and vegetables. From November 21 – December 31, shoppers buying food with SNAP/EBT (previously known as food stamps) can double their dollars at select retail stores: for every $10 spent on local foods, they’ll receive another $10 to spend on local fruits and vegetables. This program supports local farmers, increases access to healthy food for low-income shoppers, and builds community connections.
Maine Harvest Bucks incentives are also available at farmers’ markets, food hubs, CSAs, and farm stands around the state. For a full list of participating markets (including a map to find them near you), visit maineharvestbucks.org.
Stores participating in the Holiday Bonus include: the Belfast Co-op, Blue Hill Co-op, Good Tern Co-op, Machias Marketplace, Morris Farm Store, Portland Food Co-op, Rising Tide Community Market, and The Farm Stand.
Contact Shannon Grimes for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-338-6575.