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.

MFT is a founding member of this coalition of Maine organizations committed to growing access to local food in various ways. MLFAN’s current priority is expanding nutrition incentives such as Farm Fresh Rewards and Maine Harvest Bucks that increase the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars spent at participating farmers markets, CSAs, and retail stores selling local produce.

SNAP incentives

How do incentive programs like Farm Fresh Rewards benefit shoppers? A number of studies have found that nutrition incentives helped increase vegetable consumption for shoppers with low levels of education and low levels of produce consumption. Read more on Wholesome Wave’s website.

GET INVOLVED

Want to accept Farm Fresh Rewards or Maine Harvest Bucks at your store, farmers market, CSA, or farm stand? 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

Jimmy DeBiasi
Visit MFFM’s website
SNAP@mffm.org

CSA Programs

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

Farm Stands and Mobile Markets

Visit Cultivating Community’s website

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