Maryland: Statewide Trainings Scheduled for Farmers Market Nutrition Program

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 23, 2024) ~ The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced that it will be hosting a series of trainings for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program throughout the state. This program aims to provide fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Senior programs. It also aims to increase awareness, usage, and sales of these products at farmers markets.

The training sessions, which will last approximately two hours each, will be held in nine counties across Maryland. Attendees can expect to receive a three-year authorization for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program as well as authorization to accept electronic WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefits (eWIC FVB) and marketing resources from SNAP-ed. By accepting these benefits at farmers markets, participants will have more opportunities to purchase local produce while also increasing revenue for farmers.

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The training sessions are open to all farmers who are new to the program or are due for reauthorization, market managers, and local agriculture professionals. There will also be a separate training session specifically focused on the electronic Farmers Market Nutrition Program at a later date. Interested individuals can apply at any time to participate in the program.

To view the training dates and register for a session, interested participants can visit the registration page provided by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. However, please note that a minimum of five participants must register in order for an in-person training session to be confirmed.

For any questions or inquiries about the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, individuals can reach out to Sara Servin, the program coordinator at The department encourages all interested parties to take advantage of this opportunity and help support local farmers while promoting healthy eating habits within their communities.

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