MFFM Survey Time

Picnic at Belfast Farmers' MarketMaine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) will be conducting its annual customer and vendor survey Friday, July 27th at Market. Look for MFFM intern Helen Watson . She’ll be set up near the picnic tables. We encourage you to take a few minutes and introduce yourself to Helen and complete the survey.

The  annual survey helps the Federation, of which we are a member, and the Belfast Farmers’ Market to better understand its customer base and aids both organizations in serving you better.

MAINE HARVEST BUCKS

Maine Harvest BucksReminder that those shopping at Market with EBT or SNAP — Your purchases earn you Harvest Bucks which can be used the next time you shop for fruits and vegetables at Market. It’s a great deal.  Here’s how it works, from the maineharvestbucks.org website:

“Maine Harvest Bucks can be redeemed for locally grown fruits and vegetables. For every dollar you spend with your SNAP/EBT card at a market, you’ll receive an extra dollar in Maine Harvest Bucks to be spent on fruits and vegetables.”

The Harvest Bucks program is facilitated by the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets and supported by volunteers and funded by individuals and philanthropic organizations.

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July Entertainment Schedule

Picnic at Belfast Farmers' MarketWe’re tickled to announce that Belfast Bay Fiddlers will kick off our July roster on Friday, July 6. Here’s the rest of the July lineup. You can check out the whole season here.  Entertainers usually arrive by 9:30, some earlier, and play until Market closes at 1pm.

July 6 Belfast Bay Fiddlers
July 13 Me & Martha
July 20 Molly Gawler
July 27 Jennifer Armstrong
Owen playing his fiddle

Owen Kennedy playing at Market in spring 2018

We invite you to brunch or lunch at our picnic table. Join us for an al fresco break from the indoor routine. You’re bound to find something delicious to eat from cheese and crackers or bread to hand pies, ,crepes, popsicles, smoked chicken,  yogurt, a plenitude of sweet or savory treats from our bakers including vegan and gluten free, bagels, croissants and pastries, jams and honey, maple cream…fresh fruits and berries and raw veggies, chicken salad, humus, salmon pate and smoked salmon – all, from our members.

Market is open every Friday, 9 am to 1 pm, year-round. Outdoors in the yard at Waterfall Arts, mid-April through October, and in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, November – Mid-April.

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VISIT THE GALLERIES & EVENTS  AT WATERFALL ARTS, & check out The Belfast Art Market

Belfast-Art-MarketWe encourage you to combine your trip to market with a step indoors to take in the latest gallery exhibits, and to plan to do all your gift shopping at the Belfast Art Market.  Art Market is in the front yard at Waterfall Arts and runs concurrently with the Belfast Farmers’ Market from June 1st to August 31. (The Art Market is not affiliated with the Belfast Farmers’ Market.)

Waterfall Arts Mission :

Our Mission: Creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts. Feel the power of art!

You can learn more about upcoming Exhibits here, and about classes here. To learn more about open studios, check this page.


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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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