Maine Senior FarmShare: For Older Adults

VegetablesMaine Senior FarmShare (MSFP) provides income-eligible older adults the opportunity to receive share (worth $50) of local produce at no cost from Maine farmers during the growing season.

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To take part in MSFP, you must:

  • Be a Maine resident
  • Be 60 years old or older
    • 55 years old or older for Native Americans
    • o 18 years old or older for disabled adults living in senior housing with a cafeteria.
  • Meet the 2024-2025 Income Guidelines, with a gross income at or below:
    • $27,861 per year for a one-person household;
    • $37,814 per year for a two-person household;
    • $47,757 per year for a three-person household; or
    • $57,720 per year for a four-person household.

Participant Inquiry Form


Over 100 farms in Maine are authorized to participate in MSFP. They are distributed across all 16 counties. Contact an authorized farmer near you to sign up!

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Check social media or call the farm for schedule. Please note the farm's schedule at farmers' market may vary from when the market is open.


Statewide, the program runs April through November. However, farms may participate for a shorter window. When you sign up, confirm the farm’s start and end date for their Maine Senior FarmShare Program redemption.


To sign up, contact the farm directly each year. Enrollment is annual. You are responsible for contacting an authorized farm to sign up for the program. You may only sign up with one farm per year.

If you need help determining your eligibility or finding a farm, contact:

  • Your Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-353-3771; TTY users call Maine Relay 711.
  • Maine Senior FarmShare Program at (207) 287-3491 or Send us a message.


Older adults who qualify for MSFP may be eligible to participate in additional programs. Click on the links to learn more.

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) – This program provides a monthly box of shelf-stable foods including grains, proteins, and canned produce to income-eligible older adults. It is administered through local agencies. Contact the agency that serves your county for more information and to sign up! For more information, please contact 207-287-7513.

  • Farm Fresh Rewards LogoSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – SNAP provides a monthly benefit to help low-income households purchase nutritious food. Eligibility for SNAP is based on income, assets, expenses, and household size. You will need to fill out an application, complete an interview, and verify the information you provide. Learn more and apply at the Maine Department of Health & Human Services Office of Family Independence.

  • Farm Fresh Rewards LogoFarm Fresh Rewards - Double your SNAP dollars! Farm Fresh Rewards provides bonus local fruits and vegetables to anyone buying local products with SNAP/EBT at participating stores. Visit for more information and to find a store near you. Contact with questions.

  • Farm Fresh Rewards LogoMaine Harvest Bucks - Double your SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps at farmers’ markets, farm stands and CSA’s with Maine Harvest Bucks. Maine Harvest Bucks are known as “nutrition incentives,” which increase the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars (SNAP/EBT) spent at participating markets. For every dollar you spend with your SNAP/EBT card at a market, you’ll receive an extra “buck” in Maine Harvest Bucks to be spent on fruits and vegetables. Maine Harvest Bucks can be spent that day or saved for later in the month or year when you want to spend them! For more information email or call (207) 370-1524.

  • Farm Fresh Rewards LogoMaine SNAP-Ed - Helps you shop, cook and eat healthy on a budget. Making the most of your food budget is a challenge – but with some simple tips, they can help you feed your family healthy foods and save money! For more information, e-mail Maine SNAP-Ed at or call 207-221-4560.

  • Farm Fresh Rewards LogoGood Shepherd Food Bank’s Find Food Map – Enter your Zip Code into the linked map to find food resources near you including food pantries, soup kitchens, and more.

  • Farm Fresh Rewards LogoGood Shepherd Food Bank’s Nutrition for MEFind simple, nutritious, and easy recipes to make using ingredients you have at home. Select up to three ingredients and be led to recipes that feature them! A project of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Nutrition for ME also accepts recipe submissions. Share a family recipe or favorite combination. Email with questions.

  • Farm Fresh Rewards LogoUMaine Cooperative Extension Mainely DishFind recipes and videos for easy-to-prepare, taste-tested recipes featuring readily available ingredients and, when available, Maine produce. Many recipes include a Mainely Dish how-to video! Email with questions.

You may also qualify for other benefits. For more information:

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