May 25th, 2015

Guide to Accepting Federal Nutrition Benefits Now Available

by Amy Crone

MDFMA has published the 2015 Guide to Accepting Federal Nutrition Benefits at Maryland Farmers Markets, which is now available for downloading.

If you have ever wondered what all of those acronyms and different checks that folks have to spend at market are, this guide is for you! Now updated with the latest information with regards to accepting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps); this is your all-inclusive guide to ensure that your market is accessible to all members of your community.

Check it out HERE – and if you would like a print copy, feel free to email us to request one at

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.