Maryland Contacts

Maryland Farmers Market Association
741 Generals Highway, Suite 103
Millersville, MD 21108
Phone: 410-929-1645
Website: https://marylandfma.org/

Contact: Heather Hulsey, Market Programs Director
Email: hhulsey@marylandfma.org

Contact: Juliet Glass, External Relations Director
Email: jglass@marylandfma.org

 


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: Food Supplement Program/Independence Card

Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

Contact:
Amy Crone
Executive Director
Maryland Farmers Market Association
(410) 841-5776
acrone@marylandfma.org

 


Maryland Ag Department


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Weida Stoecker, Coordinator

Phone: (410) 841-5776

Email: weida.stoecker@maryland.gov

 

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

Weida Stoecker, Coordinator

Phone: (410) 841-5776

Email: weida.stoecker@maryland.gov

 

Maryland Resources

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“Farmers Market” Defined

Alex Canepa November 2, 2017

The federal government, along with many states and commonwealths define “farmers market” in statute or code. These definitions determine eligibility for participation in programs including the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs as well as state-administered farmers market certification programs. In the interest of consumer protection, lawmakers in multiple states have also explicitly prohibited… Read More



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A Farmer’s Guide to Selling at Farmers Markets

June 30, 2017

Farmers markets are just one outlet for farmers to sell their product directly to consumers. How do you decide that they are the right option for you and your farm? Although every farmers market has its own culture and flavor, there are certain consistent aspects of selling at farmers markets that you can count on.… Read More



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Guide to Accepting Federal Nutrition Benefits in Maryland

FMC March 21, 2015

Updated with the latest information on technology, the Maryland Farmers Market Association’s guide is a definitive resource on how to increase customers at your market through acceptance of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Fruit & Vegetable Checks (FVC), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Maryland. Read More



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An Introduction to MarketLink: Are you eligible to receive a free SNAP/EBT system for your market?*

Liz Comiskey August 14, 2014

*Unfortunately, some parts of the webinar recording did not come out. While we are fixing this, you can still listen to the audio and follow along with the slidedeck below. Webinar Resources (pdf) Webinar Slidedeck (pdf) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) launched MarketLink, a program operated by the National Association… Read More



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The Consumer & the Farmers Market: What the Research Shows Us

Stacy January 12, 2014

This powerpoint presentation reviews Mid-Atlantic consumer attitudes and behaviors related to farmers markets.  Includes distinguishing characteristics of farmers market shoppers in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Richmond, and New York City, as well as perceptions about what products are purchased and perceptions about what kinds of locally grown crops are available. Funding for the study was… Read More



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Maryland Farmers Market Signage Program

Stacy November 8, 2013

Guidelines developed by the the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Office of Traffic & Safety regarding the application, fabrication, installation and maintenance of Farmers Market highway signs.  All farmers markets recognized and listed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture are eligible for these standardized Farmers’ Market highway signs. Read More



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Maryland Farmers Market Vendor Survey

Stacy November 8, 2013

This survey of farmers market vendors was administered in 2011 by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, along with a manager survey, to assess the growth and characteristics of markets.  The agency used a wufoo form to implement to survey. Read More



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Seasonal Farmers Market Producer Sampling License (Maryland SB 199)

Stacy November 1, 2013

In October of 2010, in an effort to streamline the licensing and permit process for sampling products at Maryland farmers’ markets, SB 199 went into effect. This new regulation means that each county may establish one license, for one fee, for a certain duration of time (such as the market season) that a producer may… Read More



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Greenbelt Farmers Market Application and Agreement Form

Stacy October 28, 2013

This packet contains a letter, checklist and application form, including a product availability chart and agreement. The Greenbelt Farmers Market is a producer-only market and 501(c)(3) located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Read More