Farm Stands

Cultivating Community mirrors all its food-growing initiatives with a proliferating food access program that features a network of farmer-managed farm stands, as well as the Good Food Bus.

Our farm stands are at the heart of our food access work, connecting New American farmers, youth growers, and the community at large with fresh, locally-grown vegetables. Farm stands are situated where people live, work, shop, and learn—especially residents with lower incomes. They are timed to accommodate a variety of schedules, facilitate SNAP and WIC access, and, thanks to a partnership between Wholesome Wave, Maine Farmland Trust, and the USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives program, provide incentives for shoppers using SNAP (up to 50% discount) through the Maine Harvest Bucks program.

Our 2017 Farm Stands Start on July 4

  • Mondays, 1-5PM, Portland Food Co-Op, 290 Congress St., Portland
  • Tuesdays, 1-5PM, Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset Dr., Portland
  • Tuesdays, 2-6PM, Kennedy Park on Pine Street and Bates Street, Lewiston
  • Wednesdays, 1-5PM, The Park Danforth, 777 Stevens Avenue, Portland
  • Fridays, 1-5PM, Opportunity Alliance, 190 Lancaster Street, Portland

Please see our Good Food Bus page to learn about our mobile market and its stops in Westbrook, Gorham, Lewiston, and Auburn! The Good Food Bus is a partnership of the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Lewiston, Cultivating Community, and the project’s lead sponsor,  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and its Healthy Food Fund.

 

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers in the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project also sell their produce at farmers’ markets in Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, York, and Lincoln Counties.

We are still building our farmers’ market list for 2017. Here is a partial list of farmers’ markets that we expect to attend (to be updated):

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