A Growing Gift Certificate Program Is Bringing More Mains to Farmers’ Markets

A statewide farmers market program that began in 2019 with one employer and a handful of Bangor-area markets has spread to 47 employers and nearly 50 markets.

bumper cropA Maine Federation of Farmers Markets program allows employers to obtain gift certificates for their employees to spend on fresh local foods at farmers markets across the state.

Executive Director Jimmy DeBiasi said the program is a way to support farmers and vendors while giving employees the opportunity to invest in their health. A wide range of employers are offering or exploring ways to give employees new avenues of wellness, and a solution that also helps Maine’s economy, he said.

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