The St. Michaels Market is thrilled to announce the opening day of the 2018 farmers market on Saturday, April 14 and its new collaboration with the Maryland Farmers’ Market Association (MDFMA). One of the most exciting aspects of this partnership is that, for the first time ever, the St. Michaels Market farmers and vendors will accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dollars.
“One of the new goals for our local market is to expand opportunities for more people in the community to be able to purchase and enjoy the wonderful, fresh, farmer-grown fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, flowers or locally-produced items our farmers and vendors offer,” says Board member, Niamh Shortt. “Partnering with MDFMA has made this possible in a new, unexpected way.”
MDFMA is a statewide non-profit that helps to connect people with farmers markets and that provides resources, technical assistance and services to market managers, farmers and consumers.
In more news, the St. Michaels Market’s is also excited to introduce Amanda Rzepkowski as its 2018 Market Manager. Amanda comes to the Market with a background in farming, nutrition education and event management. “Like any good event, there is an incredible amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly,” says Board President Randy Royer. “We feel fortunate to have found Amanda and are looking forward to a great season under her care.”
St. Michaels Farmers Market is a producer-only market and community gathering place for residents and visitors, that also provides economic opportunities for farmers and food producers, offers local food education and gives everyone access to healthy, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs and other products.