Maryland Farmers Market Association announces ‘Starting a Farmers Market’ workshop series
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Farmers Market Association – in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture – will offer a workshop series for Marylanders interested in starting a farmers market. This series will give participants access to the association’s experienced staff and provide all the necessary tools and information to run a successful market operation. The department will also provide information on the role of federal nutrition benefits programs at farmers markets.
February 1-2: Planning for Your Market Launch
Topics will include: Things to consider when starting your market (mission, identifying community assets, finding your farmers, financing, etc.) and what to expect as a first-year market.
- February 1, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Planning Your Market Launch, Webinar
- February 2, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Planning Your Market Launch, 345 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 21201
March 16-17: Market Management
Topics will include: Market location and layout, marketing and promotion, staffing, best practices in farmer/vendor management, banking considerations, and data collection.
- March 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. –Market Management, Webinar
- March 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Market Management, Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall 20622
April 6-7: Food Access, Sales & Success
Topics will include: Federal nutrition benefits programs for farmers markets and farmers market fundraisers, events and promotions.
- April 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Food Access, Sales & Success, Webinar
- April 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Food Access, Sales & Success, Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis 21401
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