Friends of the Market

An annual membership program for individuals and businesses to support our community's access to healthy, local food at the Portland Farmers' Market. All proceeds from the Friends Program contribute to the market's fundraising efforts to help sustain our Low Income Access (SNAP) Program, which allows for market wide access for Food Stamp recipients.

Signing Up to be a Friend is Easy:

 

  1. Donate (in person or online)

  2. Get Benefits

  3. Join the growing effort to support our community and our farmers!

Become a Friend

For individuals and families.

Seed Planting Friend......................  $35.00
Cover Crop Friend..........................  $50.00
Abundant Harvest Friend................  $75.00
Barn Raising Friend........................  $100.00
Local Food Hero Friend...................  $200.00
 

Become a Business Friend

For businesses and corporations

Seed Planting Business Friend......................  $250.00
Abundant Harvest Business Friend................  $500.00
Barn Raising Business Friend........................  $750.00
Local Food Hero Business Friend...................  $1000.00

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**For contributions above $1000, please contact us about becoming a Program Sponsor!
 

Friend Benefits

In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, Friends at all levels will enjoy these benefits:

  • Farmers' Market nylon tote bag

  • A Friends sticker to show your support

  • Our regular newsletter

  • Advance invitation to Market events

Business Friend Benefits

In addition to being part of a community effort to support others, Business Friends at all levels will enjoy these benefits:

  • A Friend window decal to proudly show your business’ support

  • A shout-out in our regular newsletters

  • Your business name listed as a Supporter of the Market on our website!

Ready to Sign Up?

Ready to Sign your Business Up?

**Businesses who are interested in becoming a Sponsor of the Low-Income Access Program (contributions of $1001.00 and up) please contact us. Sponsorships are tax deductible and receive a separate set of benefits. Please email us for more information!

Thanks to grant funding available through the work of the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets, we are able to offer Maine Harvest Bucks at market. These are bonus dollars that are free to SNAP recipients to be spent on fruits and veggies at market. The Friends Program helps to support this opportunity for free fruits and veggies to our community members.

Learn more about Maine Harvest Bucks here.

Program Sponsors & Supporters

Community organizations who generously support our Low-Income Access Program. Learn more here, or contact us to join!

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Click on a sponsor's logo to visit their website and learn how you can support them!

2019 MARKET DAYS:

 

Saturdays: April 27 - November 23: Deering Oaks Park, 7am-1pm.

Wednesdays: May 1- November 27: Monument Square, 7am-1pm.

Winter 2019/2020: Saturdays, Dec 7, 2019- April 18, 2020: 631 Stevens Ave, 9am-1pm

 

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