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Seeking 2017 Award Nominees!

Do you know a Maine Food business that deserves to be recognized for their hard-work, dedication to our state and their standout service?

Awarded annually these prestigious honors are given to members who meet the highest standards of excellence. These include contributions to the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association, community service, business excellence in providing a positive workplace, increased sales, contributions to the food industry through legislative or educational activities, and a commitment to furthering opportunities for other Maine businesses.


2017 Grocer of the Year
2017 Associate Vendor of the Year
2017 Producer of the Year 

Nomination Deadline is August 31st, 2017

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New “get real. get Maine!” Service Provider Directory

ARE YOU LISTED? New “get real. get Maine” Service Provider Directory Connects Service Providers and Farmers.

The get real. get Maine! branding program, sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, hosts a free promotional website that annually connects thousands of consumers to producers all over the State of Maine who list their food, farm and forest products. also helps consumers locate and visit farmers’ markets, agricultural fairs or agricultural events, and offers farmers informational resources. Now, offers Maine’s agricultural and small business service providers membership to a Service Provider Directory that aims to help farmers and consumers reach out to Maine’s wonderfully varied and diverse agricultural business community.

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Congratulations! 2016 Grocer, Producer & Associate of the Year

2016winnersAUGUSTA, MAINE  – September 29th, 2016  – The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association (MGFPA) is proud to announce their prestigious 2016 awards. Food City and Save-a-Lot Stores located in Bridgton, Lewiston, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, Turner, Waterville, and Wilton is the 2016 Grocer of the Year; Raye’s Mustard of Eastport, is the Producer of the Year, and United Insurance of Portland and 14 locations throughout Maine is the 2016 Associate of the Year.

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2016 Maine’s Best Bagger Championship

On September 27th, The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association (MGFPA) hosted Maine’s
Third Annual Best Bagger Championship to honor our state’s “best” grocery checkout bagger.

14446047_10153909192033372_223907490268464810_nCongratulations to CHAMPION: Matt P. of Hannaford, 2nd Place: Samantha M. of Hannaford and 3rd place contestant: Jodi D. of Shaw’s!

Watch coverage via WCSH6 and the Sun Journal.

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