February 17th, 2014

And we are live!

by Amy Crone

Our new website is up and running – thank you for your patience as we worked to get the details right and held off on sharing it until now.  We hope that it will be a great tool for you to find the information you need – whether you are starting a market or are just looking for one open near you.

Some of the highlights of the new site include:

  • Membership – our membership options are now open and accepting the inaugural members of our organization!
  • Find your Regulation tool – just starting a market?  Adding a new type of farmer that you’re not sure of what licenses he/she should have?  Want to try sampling at your market this year?  Check out our regulatory tool to find the information you need.
  • Market Listings – a new way to find the markets you want, including by what type of items they have for sale.  Really need to find local dairy or bread?  Check out the market maps!
  • Events – want to showcase your market? Have an exciting event or upcoming meeting that you’d like to share?  Let us know and we will list in on our new page featuring what’s going on with regards to farmers market related happenings.

There is all this and more – so please explore our new site and let us know what you think.

About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.