For Market Managers

Market managers are the glue that brings it all together - they are the champions, the devoted advocates, and the hard working ones that make a market thrive.

We are dedicated to supporting these unsung – and often underpaid – heroes of the markets, and will continue to provide assistance to them in a variety of ways.

Technical Assistance

Whether you are looking to Start a Farmers Market or if you are a veteran market manager, we have resources to help you navigate the ever-shifting waters of the farmers market world. Whether you would like to schedule a one-on-one analysis of your market or needs assessment, or if you can find what you need on our website, we have you covered.  As one example, we have designed a tool to help you locate the permits that apply to your market and your vendors – check out our Regulations page to help navigate the sometimes confusing web of requirements and forms.


The MDFMA has negotiated a nationally competitive rate for your market, and will become the statewide gateway to farmers market insurance which follows the market calendar.  For more information please see the page on our Insurance Program.



We bring you info on timely and important topics such as food safety, funding opportunities, and upcoming events.

Frederick City FM AugustMarketing & Membership

We feature Member Markets on our website and through our calendar and social media outlets. As part of your membership you will also receive a FREE membership in the Farmers Market Coalition, which comes with access to their vast library of information.  You will also have an opportunity to serve and vote on the MDFMA Board of Directors and committees, directly contributing your voice to improving the climate for farmers markets in Maryland.  See more on benefits of joining us on our Membership page.