April 28th, 2014

MarketLink Sign-up Day April 30th in Allegany County

by Amy Crone

The Maryland Farmers Market Association has scheduled a sign-up day for MarketLink to be held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds on April 30th, from 3pm – 8pm.

Details for this event are:

  • Location: Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11400 Moss Ave, Cumberland, MD 21502 (map)
  • Time: 3pm – 8pm, with dinner provided around 5pm by the Community Wellness Foundation
  • What: Assistance with the 3-step process to sign-up for MarketLink, through which qualified farmers and markets can receive free equipment to accept the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps), credit & debit at farmers markets

Prior to attending, farmers and markets should complete this short questionnaire on the MarketLink site:

In order to complete the process, farmers and markets should bring the following with them to the sign-up day:

  • Business information (such as date your farm started, estimated sales, etc.)
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of photo ID
  • Cancelled check (or copy of cancelled check)

If you plan to attend and would like to select a time-slot for assistance, please email All walk-ins will be assisted first-come, first-serve.  For any other questions, call 410-929-1645.

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.