About Our Program

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) uses a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund the Maine Senior FarmShare Program (MSFP). This program provides eligible low-income seniors the opportunity to receive a share (worth $50) of first-quality, fresh, local fruits, vegetables, fresh cut herbs and raw honey at no cost directly from local Maine farmers during the growing season.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a Maine resident
  • Be 60 years old or older (55 years old or older for Native Americans)
  • Meet the 2023 Income Guidelines:
    • Maximum of $26,973/per year for a one-person household; or
    • Maximum of $36,482/per year for a two-person household

Please understand that funding is limited, so meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee applicants will receive a FarmShare.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement (PDF)

Visit the Maine Senior FarmShare Program online at www.maine.gov/dacf/seniorfarmshare for additional resources and delicious recipes from your local farmers.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Farmers stand next to a tractor and hold a sign that shows they participate in the MSFP