November 10th, 2016

Turkey Trot

by Amy Crone

This Thanksgiving, MDFMA is organizing a team of “MDFMA Fund-racers” to participate in the Turkey Trot of their choosing and fundraise in support of the MDFMA. 

MDFMA will provide fund-racers with a 1) template website & email for requesting donations, 2) 5k training plan, 3) weekly emails with tips & motivation, and 4) an MDFMA t-shirt to wear for the run.

How do I join? 

1.) Register for your favorite Turkey Trot!

MDFMA will have a “home base” at the YMCA Baltimore City Turkey Trot, but you may participate in the event most convenient to you. Contact us if you need help finding a local event! The YMCA of Central Maryland hosts seven 5k run/walks around the area; find more information and registration for those races here:

No Turkey Trot near you? Set your own course and hit the pavement in your MDFMA shirt!

2.) Set up your individual fundraising page here:

We ask that you set a fundraising goal of at least $250. While you don’t have to reach that goal to participate, we’re aiming to bring as much fresh, local food to low-income Maryland families as possible.

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.