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Registration Open for Maryland Farmers Market Conference

UPDATE (March 21, 2017): This event has been RE-SCHEDULED for Monday, April 10. (more)

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ANNAPOLIS, MD – Registration is now open for the 2017 Maryland Farmers Market Conference. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis.

Conference sessions will include marketing tips for farmers markets, updates on current regulations guiding the 2017 season, food safety, and much more. Training and certification sessions will be available for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), and the Fruit and Vegetable Check (FVC) program. Farmers can also sign up to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The department’s Weights & Measures program will offer equipment certifications for farmers who bring their market scales to the conference.

Space is limited to the first 90 guests to register and submit payment. A full agenda and registration information can be found on the department’s website.

For questions regarding registration or the program in general, please contact Shelby Watson Hampton at (410)-841-5776 or shelby.watsonhampton@maryland.gov.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Julie Oberg
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Jason Schellhardt
Public Information Officer - Media Relations
Telephone: 410-841-5744


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