May 12th, 2014

UMMC Farmers Market Grand Opening

by Amy Crone

Tomorrow – Tuesday May 13th – is the grand opening of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Farmers Market for the 2014 season.  Stop by to visit your favorite farmers, meet some new vendors, and to purchase delicious fresh local food!

The UMMC Farmers Market, founded in 2009, provides shoppers with fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, baked goods and pickles.  The market is open midday Tuesdays in Plaza Park.

The market has FMNP and FVC authorized farmers, and will again accept SNAP, credit and debit through a token system. The market will offer incentives through the Maryland Market Money program (formerly Baltimore Bucks).

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.