BELFAST — The United Farmer’s Market of Maine has added another means of commerce and a spectacular event space in the past few months.

Owner Paul Naron confirmed the market, open every Saturday, will now be accepting SNAP and EBT funds.

“We’ve been doing it for about three weeks now,” Naron said. “We think we have a good system that is efficient for our vendors. We’re hoping it’s a huge boost for the vendors and the community.”

Those who wish to use SNAP or EBT funds will purchase tokens with the funds. The tokens will be used to purchase items from vendors in the market. Vendors will be reimbursed for the tokens at the end of the day.

The United Farmers Market of Maine is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The market currently features “about 70” vendors, according to Naron. Also featured is a restaurant area that serves a diverse selection of multicultural offerings, a playroom for children, and two commercial kitchens.

Naron also announced the opening of the Bayview Point Events Center.

“It’s the former 15 Front St. building,” Naron said. “It’s been five years in the making. We donated the use of it to the Humane Society earlier this summer,” and he did the same for the Harbor Fest auction last weekend.

The Bay Point Event Center offers a spectacular view of the Belfast waterfront.

“Since the demise of Point Lookout,” Naron said, “we feel this is the preeminent event center in the Midcoast.”