August 8th, 2016

Farmers Market Week

by Amy Crone

August 7 – 13th has been declared National Farmers Market week by USDA Secretary Vilsack and Maryland Farmers Market Week by Governor Larry Hogan. The national proclamation can be found here and more information on Maryland’s week can be found here.

We at MDFMA are celebrating by visiting as many markets as possible, and have planned some fun activities – come and find us at these markets to get in on the action!

You can also learn more and join in the week-long celebration by:

Enjoy the week and come find us at market!

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.