January 27th, 2015

Registration now open for 2015 MDA Farmers Market Conference – March 17

by Amy Crone

Registration is now open for the Annual Maryland Farmers’ Market Conference to be held on March 17, 2015 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm at the Maryland Department of Agriculture in Annapolis, MD.

Come and learn all about the best marketing tips for your Maryland farmers’ market, the new and exciting opportunities for markets in Maryland, and current regulations in preparation for the 2015 season!  There will be range of speakers, as well as training and certification for farmers for the WIC FMNP/SFMNP & FVC Programs, Scale Certification, a locally sourced lunch, and opportunities for networking.

Registration is $30 for the day and includes coffee, fresh breakfast pastries & milk from local farms and a locally sourced & catered lunch. It is St. Patrick’s Day, so those who come dressed in a ‘green theme’ will be entered to win a door prize!

Space is limited to the first 90 guests who register and submit payment. 

Deadline for registration is March 10th, 2015 – Register HERE.

Flyer for 2015 MDAFarmers Market Conference

We’ll be there talking about MDFMA Programs for 2015 and hope to see you there!



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.