Senior FarmShare Information for Farmers

Maine has received notification of our base grant award from the USDA/FNS for 2014 Senior FarmShare and things are proceeding for this season. This year's base grant award is 10% less than our final grant award last year. Maine's 2014 grant award will provide for more than 15,000 shares to be allocated to participating farmers. The allocation and printing process will be completed as quickly as possible. We are hopeful to have allocation notices and senior applications to farmers by the last week of April for seniors to begin the sign up process.

Farmer applications are due March 21, 2014.

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:

 “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice), (800) 877-8339 (TTY) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Download Additional Information:
2014 Farmers FarmShare Application
2014 FarmShare Farm Guidelines
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New Farmer Letter