Starting a Farmers Market in Maryland

Steps to Starting a Farmers Market in Maryland

Find some guidelines below for taking the first steps down the path to bringing a market to your community – they are not numbered as the journey will not likely be linear but rather each market finds its own way into existence.

Consider your Community

Is there a need for the market?  Are other markets nearby?  Will those that live in your community shop at a market in addition to their current locations where they buy food?  There are many ways to assess demand in a community and whether a market might be a welcomed addition, including:

Pick a Location & Dates

Designate a Market Manager

Establish Guidelines

Recruit your Farmers and Vendors

Plan your Opening Day

Enjoy your Market!

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