The Belfast Co-op’s Common Cents group for October is Belfast Farmers Market Maine Harvest Bucks Program! Every shopper may ‘round-up’ their purchases at the Co-op to donate to our monthly recipient. 100% of all donations received through Common Cents go on to each month’s group.
Belfast Farmers Market Maine Harvest Bucks Program is sponsored by the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets and is a Federally funded nutrition incentive grant.
What is Belfast Farmers Market Maine Harvest Bucks Program?
The Maine Harvest Bucks program offers nutrition incentives (bonuses) to low-income shoppers at participating farmers’ markets, CSA farms, and farm stands selling local produce. With Maine Harvest Bucks (MHB), shoppers using SNAP via an EBT card gain access to healthy, local food and receive bonus local fresh fruits and vegetables, stretching limited benefits much further. MHB contributes to the growth of our local economy, creates community connections, and facilitates healthy eating! There are more than 30 farmers’ markets, plus CSA farms, farm stands and other venues accepting SNAP benefits and offering Maine Harvest Bucks incentives.
100% of all donations received through Common Cents go on to each month’s group.