August 7th, 2013

Secretary Hance to visit Maryland Farmers Markets

by Amy Crone

In celebration of Farmers Market Week, Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Secretary Hance will be visiting markets in Annapolis and Baltimore.

From the MDA media advisory:

Secretary Hance will meet with market managers, farmers, vendors and customers while encouraging all Marylanders to visit farmers’ market and buy local products whenever possible…To recognize Farmers’ Market Week in Maryland and to encourage Marylanders to buy local by shopping at farmers’ markets.

He will talk with farmers, market managers, and customers and present the Maryland Proclamation of Farmers Market Week at each market. The schedule will be:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Riva Road Market (located at Riva Road and Harry S Truman Parkway), Annapolis.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Pratt Street Market, 100 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore.



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.