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 following information is relevant prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and may reflect the offerings at the Market Info Booth under normal circumstance
We began this program 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. The Info Booth provides broad access to our market and the convenience of using a snap/ebt/visa/mastercard/discover/amex to shop the entire market using our Wooden Tokens.
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, Fundraising Events, and farmer support. When you support our fundraising, you are supporting the entire market community, and we thank you!
**Please note, during the COVID-19 pandemic:
The Market Information Booth will be pared down to processing SNAP/EBT only, and matching SNAP purchases with Maine Harvest Bucks.
We will not have t-shirts, bags, or credit/debit tokens available for the time being.
Many farmers can still process credit/debit cards directly at their booth. Most farmers also accept cash and check.
Customers may still spend any credit/debit tokens they have already on hand.
We will still be able to accept contact-less donations to our food access program through our online store if you choose. A scan-able link will be available at the Info Booth.