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January 29th, 2013

Beginnings

by Amy Crone

The Maryland Farmers Market Association (MDFMA) is an organization established to provide educational opportunities for producers, market managers, and consumers as a means to improve and grow Maryland farmers markets.  This nonprofit entity will provide services and programs to improve the quality and capacity of Maryland farmers markets, which in turn support local agriculture, foster and increase healthy food access for all Marylanders regardless of income.

We are forming a Board of Advisors and establishing relationships with mentor organizations as we seek to obtain nonprofit status from the federal government as well as start-up grants to cover administrative costs of setting up a new organization.

If you are interested in joining or supporting our efforts, please contact us at info@marylandfma.org.

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.