Senior FarmShare Information for Farmers

The Maine Senior FarmShare Program is administered through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Please see below for more details on this program.

You will find details about the items listed below in the attached Senior FarmShare Program guidelines and information.

  • What is the Maine Senior FarmShare Program?
  • What are shares?
  • What products can be included in shares?
  • Types of individual shares for seniors
  • Guidelines for providing individual shares
  • How does the produce get to seniors?
  • Buying Produce from other Maine farms is allowed and encouraged.
  • What are the requirements for a senior to qualify for Senior FarmShare?
  • How do seniors find out about the program?
  • Specifics of farmer participation – who does what and when?
  • How does a farmer apply to participate in the Program?
  • How and when will farmers know how many shares they have?
  • How does a farmer find and sign agreements with seniors?
  • How are farmers paid for providing the produce?
  • What does a farmer do if seniors do not use all of their $50 shares?
  • What record keeping and monitoring are required of farmers?
  • What training is required of and provided to participating farmers?
  • What happens if a farmer violates the program guidelines?
  • Where can farmers call with questions?

If you have questions, please call the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Agriculture Recourse Development, Maine Senior FarmShare Program at 287-3491, or e-mail: seniorfarmshare@maine.gov

Download Additional Information:
2014 Senior FarmShare Program fact sheet
This document explains senior eligibility requirements, the benefits of FarmShare, how and when seniors sign up, senior responsibilities, and the seasonal availability of produce in Maine.
2014 Senior FarmShare Program guidelines and information
This document explains farmer guidelines and details about the Senior FarmShare Program.
Quotes from 2013 Senior FarmShare participant surveys
These are some great quotes from seniors who participated last year indicating how much they benefited from and enjoyed the program and/or their FarmShare farmer.