For Farmers

Farmers, along with shoppers, are the foundation of the farmers market system. They are those that work the land, nurture the plants, and care for the food that makes it to market and ultimately on the plate.

The Maryland Farmers Market Association (MDFMA) is dedicated to supporting farmers in all the aspects of participating in a farmers market – from finding the right fit to maximizing sales, to marketing and promotions, to accepting all forms of payment from all types of customers.

Some of the programs and resources that MDFMA offers farmers include:

Technical Assistance

Whether you are are a prospective, first-year, or long-time market vendor, we have a handful of resources to help you be the very best farmers market vendor you can be! If you looking for assistance in finding, selecting, and working with the right farmers market or trying to maximize your farmers market sales, check out our Farmer’s Guide to Selling at Farmers Markets for some helpful tips. If you have questions about the different types of federal nutrition benefits that can be spent at farmers markets and how to accept them, check out our information page on federal nutrition benefits. Uncertain about which type of licensing or permitting you’ll need to sell your products at a farmers market? Our Regulations page can help point you in the right direction.We’re also more than happy to meet to work through whatever questions you may have–just get in touch!

Insurance

We can assist you with insurance for all of your markets – at a nationally negotiated rate.

Training

Information

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