Consumer Education: Know Your Food
The Maryland Farmers Market Association was founded in part to increase transparency at farmers markets - so shoppers know what they are getting and farmers get the best price for their products. This commitment goes hand in hand with our goal of farmers markets as a core of communities; playing the role of fostering a safe space in which one can trust what you see and be confident in what you get.
Thanks to the support of the Town Creek Foundation, MDFMA has designed surveys and developed a matrix of metrics to help us organize this information received from farms, farmers market vendors, and farmers market organizations with the goal of providing more transparency at the markets and through our website.
See our matrix of information including categories of agricultural practices:
Take a Survey:
For Markets (forthcoming)
For Shoppers (forthcoming)