January 26th, 2017

Maryland Farms and Families Act

by Amy Crone

We are excited to announce that we officially have pending legislation in the Maryland General Assembly! The Maryland Farms and Families Act was filed last Friday January 20, and we can use all of the support we can get in order to pass the legislation this session. You can find more information below:

We’ll continue to update our website and social media with the latest developments, and thank you for your support of this important legislation to help unite Marylanders – from rural farmers to underserved in the cities – this program spans the state.

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.