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Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Maryland Agricultural Research Center
Due to the evolving outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The workshop "Reversing the Downward Trends for Farmers Markets" is postponed to a later date. Reversing the Downward Trends for Farmers Market-Adapting Farmers Markets to Match Consumer Trends-What Vendors and Market Masters Need to Know...

2018 Consumer Survey - Your help is Needed!

2018 Farmers Market Consumer Survey
Mastering Marketing - Special Edition June 2018 Across much of the United States, farmers markets have reported a decrease in consumer participation over the last couple of years, resulting in a decrease in farm sales and income. In an attempt to understand and reverse this slump, a multi-state...

Results of First Local Food Marketing Practices Survey Released

Farm Scene
Mastering Marketing - January 2017 Just before Christmas, the USDA released the results of its first Local Food Marketing Practices Survey. The survey asked about the marketing of food directly from farm producers directly to consumers, retailers, institutions, and a variety of local food...

3rd Annual Growing Community Gardens Gathering

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Center for Educational Partnership
The 3rd Annual "“Growing Community Gardens” event will allow community gardeners from around the county and surrounding areas to network with each other and attend four workshops taught by local experts. Workshops include Backyard Orchards, Seed Saving and Swapping, Green Thumb Yoga, and Local Food...

What is the Hubbub about Food Hubs?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg What is a food hub? In general, food hubs help farmers get their products from the field to the consumer. According to USDA’s definition, a regional food hub is “ a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-...

When Can You Call a Product "Local"

Photo by Edwin Remsberg We have all seen products advertised as locally grown or locally raised at farmers markets and on menus of all manner of restaurants. But when can the term local be used, and what does it mean? Is a Delaware watermelon local or must a product advertised in Maryland as...

Crop Hop: A Cycling Tour of Southern Prince George's County Farms

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 (All day)
Patuxent River Keeper, Nottingham
The CROP HOP (A Cycling Tour of So. Maryland Farms) is a fundraiser bike tour designed to highlight the connection between farms, fresh food and good health, and to help provide fresh farm foods to low-income families in Southern Maryland. The 2014 CROP HOP will tour farms in Southern Prince George...

Starting a Second Career in Local Food – Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office - Derwood
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:45 on the following dates: January 21 – Marketing January 28 – Small Ruminant Production- Sheep and Goats February 4 – Soils and Soils Management – Nutrient Management February...


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