The Maryland Farmers Market Association (MDFMA) presents a new, six-part series covering key topics to consider when starting a farmers market in Maryland.
This series combines online learning and in-person sessions where you can take advantage of MDFMA staff’s 20 years of combined experience working in food systems to learn tips and tricks for a successful beginning to market operations. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will also share key information about the role of federal nutrition benefits programs at farmers markets.
The first webinar and workshop is coming up – here are the details:
FEBRUARY 1st & 2nd: Planning for Your Market Launch
Learn what you need to consider when starting your market, including: mission, identifying community assets, finding your farmers, striking the right vendor mix, farmer/vendor agreements, financing, and what to expect as a first-year market.
February 1st from 1pm to 2pm: Webinar
February 2nd from 2 to 5pm: Office Hours at 345 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Register online at this link:
And to get information on the full series see this flyer: