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August 2nd, 2013

Maryland Farmers Market Week

by Amy Crone

Governor O’Malley has proclaimed August 5 – 11th as Farmers Market Week in Maryland, to coincide with National Farmers Market Week. It’s a time to celebrate all that’s fresh and local, as well as those who work so hard to bring you delicious and interesting offerings at your local farmers market.

So get to market this coming week and say “thanks” to those farmers, producers, and market managers who bring your community such a wonderful benefit that provides good food, community collaboration, and local economic benefits while preserving farmland.

 

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.