Category: Farmers Markets

Consumers

By Merry Hall At a “Word of Mouth” conference convened by Heart of Maine to help local farmers optimize marketing, a 12-person focus group was asked why they buy from local farmers. The consumers responded: •    Freshness!•    It supports the local economy … The money stays here.•    Flavor!•    Convenience•    The food isn’t coated with pesticides.•  

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Farmers Markets

Farmers’ markets are a key way to develop local farms and strong communities in Maine. Here Nicolas Lindholm sells his organic blueberries at a farmers’ market. Photo by Jo Anne Bander. by Jo Anne Bander On any July or August morning, rain or shine, at a parking lot, town square or field somewhere in Maine,

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