The Portland Farmers' Market Association

Low-Income Food Access Program

Our Market Information Booth serves as the hub of our Low Income Food Access Program:

The Market began this program in 2011 as an effort to increase food access and provide services and support to individuals and families in our community who are facing food insecurity, while also supporting our farmers.

PFMA is a state recognized non-profit, and our Program operating costs are covered by our ongoing fundraising: Friends of the Market memberships, sales of Market Goods, Donations, Program Sponsorships, grant funding, and farmer support. When you support our fundraising, you are supporting the entire market community, and we thank you!

  • Many farmers, but NOT ALL, can still process credit/debit cards directly at their booth, so please BRING CASH to shop with all farmers.

  • Customers may still spend any credit/debit tokens they have already on hand. 


Learn about the Wooden Token System in this video made by Nick Girard and


SNAP/EBT Access & Wooden Tokens

SNAP/EBT Access & Wooden Tokens

Use your SNAP/EBT card to get wooden tokens that can be used to shop at any farm vendors booth who sells food products!

Thanks to Maine Harvest Bucks, we also offer a nutrition incentive to SNAP customers. For every dollar spent with SNAP at our market, we match your purchase with bonus tokens to spend on fruits and vegetables at Market. We do not currently have a matching limit, so you can Spend $100 in SNAP and get an additional $100 in Maine Harvest Bucks tokens!

Please note, no credit/debit tokens are available for purchase in 2021. Any tokens on hand can still be spent at our farmers' booths. Most, but NOT ALL, farmers accept credit/debit at their booths. Please BRING CASH to shop with all farmers.

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Support our


Support our Fundraising

Proceeds from our fundraising goes to support the annual operating costs of our Low-Income Food Access Program.

Ways to support our Fundraising:

  • Make a direct donation

  • Purchase Market Goods (sweatshirts, t-shirts, onesies, tote bags, stickers and more)

  • Become a Friend of the Market (individual memberships starting at $35.00/yr and business memberships starting at $250.00/yr) 

  • Become a Program Sponsor

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Get Market Info &

Sign up to Volunteer

Market Info & Volunteering

First visit to our Market? Have a question? Let us help you! Visit the Market Info booth during regular market hours, year round!

Sign up to Volunteer online or in person, and help out at one of our Fundraising Events, or help us count customers. You'll have fun and support a great cause!


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