Farmers' markets provide an important supplemental source of farm income for many growers and producers. They also allow consumers direct access to locally grown, farm-fresh vegetables, cheese, eggs, dairy products, meats, fruits, seedlings and other value added Maine farm products. This is especially true for urban communities where fresh, nutrious foods are scarce and harder to find. Markets provide consumers with the unique opportunity to personally interact with the local farmers who grow the food.
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Permits Required For Selling at a Farmer's Market
For more information regarding starting a farmers' markets please e-mail John.Harker or call 287-3491.
Download Additional Information:
Farmers' Market Electronic Payments Project Report
Recommendation report on which markets would benefit the most from the ability to accept electronic payments. Questions about the market structure, telephone line and electric capabilities, and interest in the program.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Quality Assurance and Regulations Division guidelines for licensing requirements on individual vendors at farmers' markets.
Sampling of Food Products
This is a policy from the Department of Agriculture, Quality Assurance and Licensing Division regarding food sampling at farmers' markets in Maine
SNAP & WIC Resources
Information on who to contact, application links, and where to find more information.