November 15th, 2015

MDFMA Partners with Amerigroup & WIC for Fruit & Vegetable Days

by Amy Crone

This fall, MDFMA partnered with Amerigroup and two Baltimore City Women, Infants & Children (WIC) clinics for Fruit & Vegetable Days. These events brought fresh produce from area farmers to participants at the clinics, providing smoothie demonstrations, nutrition education, and tote bags of food to families over the course of several months.

MDFMA was happy to work with WIC and Amerigroup to provide this unique event and an opportunity to spend some time in the communities, talking with participants about their favorite farmers markets and ways in which they can spend their benefits at the market and get more with Maryland Market Money.

Thank you to Baltimore City and Johns Hopkins WIC for hosting us and to Amerigroup for providing support and joining us on site!

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.