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Reversing the Downward Trends for Farmers Markets

March 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The University of Maryland Extension Agricultural Marketing program is holding a workshop featuring resources from the tool kit, handouts, and marketing strategies that examine how to build farmers markets that match what our customers are looking for in a local foods shopping. Valuable information on pricing, Cottage Foods at Farmers Markets, and supplemental food nutrition programs will also be presented.


Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Time: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Location: Maryland Agricultural Research Center, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030 Cost: $35.00 (Lunch included)

Registration: Registration is through the University of Maryland Extension Eventbrite on-line system at or by calling 301-432-2767 ext. 301. Pre-payment and registration are required for this workshop.



 Lessons from A Toolkit for Adapting Farmers Markets to Match Consumer Trends Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, Cornell University Extension, and Board of Director -Farmer’s Market Federation of NY

 Why People Buy Ginger Myers, Marketing Specialist, University of Maryland Extension

 Farmers Market Nutrition Program Weida Stoecker, Maryland Department of Agriculture

 Cottage Foods at Farmers Markets TBA, Maryland Department of Health

 Services and Resources to Help Grow Markets TBA, Maryland Farmers Market Association


University of Maryland Extension


Baltimore County Ag Center
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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