Maine Harvest Bucks Are Back in Belfast!

Maine Harvest BucksThe original Harvest Bucks incentive program for SNAP/EBT users that expired this past March has now been renewed. Belfast Farmers’ Market will resume distributing and redeeming  Maine Harvest Bucks beginning June 1st, 2018, thanks to the work of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM). The Federation continues to provide financial and technical support for the Maine Harvest Bucks program at Belfast Farmers Market. The Market is open every Friday, 9am to 1pm, in the summer season at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast, and in winter at Aubuchon Hardware Greenhouse, 231 Northport Avenue.

HOW IT WORKS

Every SNAP/EBT dollar spent at the Belfast market earns you an extra $1 in Harvest Bucks that you can use to buy fruits and vegetables including salad greens, strawberries, parsnips, peas, corn on the cob, and so much more offered year-round at the Belfast Farmers’ Market.

With Maine Harvest Bucks, when you use SNAP/EBT at the Original Belfast Farmers Market (Friday 9am to 1pm), you’ll get BONUS Harvest Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables, on your next purchase of these healthy products at the market.

USE HARVEST BUCKS FOR  VEGETABLE, FRUIT AND CULINARY HERB SEEDLINGS

SNAP Grows GArdensYou can also buy fruit and vegetable SEEDLINGS at the farmers’ market with SNAP or Maine Harvest Bucks. If you’re a gardener, be sure to get your seedlings from the experts—your local farmers. At this time of year, farmers are selling vibrant seedlings for your garden. This includes tomatoes, broccoli, kale, parsley, cucumbers.  Just a few tomato plants can lead to an abundance of tomatoes come August and September!

Seedlings at Belfast Farmers' Market

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Seedlings, Seedlings, Seedlings

SNAP GROWS GARDENS!

Belfast Farmers’ Market is participating in the SNAP Grows Gardens program again this season. Food plant seedlings are eligible for purchase under the guidelines of the SNAP nutrition incentive. The Market offers a wide range of vegetable and herb seedlings qualifying for the program. More information may be found at snapgardens.org. Members also offer a wide selection of annual flowers, perennials, shrubs and tubers for the flower gardener. Open every Friday, 9 am to 1 pm, in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast. SNAP and EBT are accepted market-wide on purchases of qualifying food and seedlings.

It’s planting time. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find at Market. For all the up-to-date, you really should subscribe to our newsletter. See the right sidebar for signup. Here’s a link to this week’s edition. May 16 Newsletter.

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The Color of Spring

Loyal customer and local photographer Lynn Karlin captured the colors of spring at market in the still life  below a couple of weeks ago. The show just gets better and better as spring unfolds. You’ll find all shades — green greens,  YumBus green,  amber honey, red hot cheese, a rainbow of dumplings, so much more.. cut flowers can not be far off! We have your shopping list covered with our growing offering of locally grown and produced foods, colorful, healthy, in season. We’re here in the yard at Waterfall Arts on 256 High Street, Belfast, every Friday, 9 to 1.  Take in Waterfall Arts current gallery exhibit while you’re here.

Lynn Karline Spring Still LifeWe offer seedlings,  fresh local vegetables, greens, micro-greens, dairy products including yogurt and cheese, fresh pasta, dumplings, meat, poultry, seafood, baked goods, honey, Energy Gems, jams and chutney, farm crafts and a whole lot more as the season progresses.

GRAB AND GO OR STAY AND PICNIC

Celebrate spring. Grab a snack or some lunch, have an al fresco gathering with your friends at one of our picnic tables.  Our live music series will begin in mid-May. See the Entertainment schedule here.

YumBus

WE OFFER ONE-SWIPE SHOPPING MARKET WIDE

We accept credit debit, EBT and SNAP benefits. Some members also accept WIC.  Stop at the info table and learn how it works.

Half Moon Farm

Blueberry Hill Farm

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