March 31st, 2014

Maryland Department of Agriculture to Host FMNP/FVC Trainings-April and May

by Maryland Farmers Market Association

If you still haven’t become certified to accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks (FMNP) or Fruit and Vegetable Checks (FVC) at market, fear not! The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold additional trainings throughout the month of April and one in May, for those interested in becoming FMNP/FVC certified.

Those who received their FMNP/FVC training in 2013 are FMNP/FVC certified for 3 years. Those who took FMNP/FVC training prior to 2013 are required to attend a session this year in order to be FMNP/FVC certified. All those who attend a training during 2014 will be certified for 3 years.

Trainings will be held on the following dates and locations:

April 1: Allegany County Fairgrounds- 7:30pm. RSVP to Cheryl DeBerry at (301)334-6968(301)334-6968 or

April 3: Webinar-2:00-3:30pm. More information will be available VIA e-mail to those who register.

April 7: Baltimore County Agricultural Center-1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, 9am-12noon.

April 8: University of Maryland Extension-Garrett County Office, 1916 Maryland Highway, Suite A, Mt. Lake Park. 6:30pm. RSVP to Cheryl DeBerry at (301)334-6968(301)334-6968 or

April 22 – St. Mary’s County: Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall. 2 -4pm.

May 15 – Anne Arundel County: Maryland Department of Agriculture building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401. 1:30 – 3:30pm.

All sessions are free; lunch will not be provided. Click here to register for the April 1, April 3, April 7, or April 8 sessions. Please click here to register for the April 22 or May 15 sessions. For more information regarding FMNP and FVC, please visit the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Page.

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