Agriculture Secretary to Present Farmers Market Week Proclamation at Crofton Farmers Market on Wednesday
USDA Officials Will Present National Proclamation at Crofton Market
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has declared August 7-13 as Farmers Market Week in Maryland to coincide with National Farmers Market Week, and Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder will present the Governor’s Proclamation at the Crofton Farmers Market. Also on hand will be representatives from USDA who will present a national proclamation for National Farmers Week to Secretary Bartenfelder and the market managers.
The Crofton market is in its second year of operation. Farmers Market Week encourages citizens to visit farmers markets and buy local products. Consumers can find a farmers market near them by visiting the Maryland’s Best website. There are currently 147 farmers markets in Maryland — at least one in each county and Baltimore city. Maryland farmers markets generated $51 million dollars in total sales, with more than 2.3 million consumers visiting the markets last year, according to a 2015 survey by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Farmers Market Association. For more information about Farmers Market Week in Maryland.
What: Presenting the Governor’s proclamation, declaring August 7-13, 2016 as Maryland Farmers Market Week at the Crofton Farmers Market. Also, representatives from USDA will present a National Farmers Marke Week proclamation to Secretary Bartenfelder.
When: Wednesday, August 10. Presentations at 3:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the market.
Where: Crofton Farmers Market , Crofton Country Club, 1691 Crofton Pkwy, Crofton, MD 21114,
- Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder
- Maryland Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jim Eichhorst
- Crofton Farmers Market Managers.
- Elvis Cordova, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
- Joni Garcia, the Program Integrity Team Leader for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Hashtags: #FarmersMarketWeek, #MarketFav, #MDsBest.
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