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News Release, Maryland Department of Agriculture

ANNAPOLIS, MD –Registration is now open for the 2020 Maryland Farmers Market Conference being held on Wednesday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis.

Conference sessions will include topics on merchant services; the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP); the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP); farm to market training; and more. The department’s Weights & Measures program will offer equipment certifications for farmers who bring their market scales to the conference. Vendors and sponsors will have booths in the Exhibit Hall.

Interested farmers and market managers are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. Registration costs $35 and includes a locally-sourced continental breakfast and lunch. Registration information can be found online. In the event of inclement weather, the conference will be rescheduled for Monday, March 23.

For questions regarding registration or the program in general, please contact Weida Stoecker, weida.stoecker@maryland.gov or (410) 841-5791.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...