On March 19, 2020, the Maryland Department of Agriculture stated that farmers markets in Maryland are an essential business and can remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers markets in the region continue to operate and you should continue to shop them.
For people looking for additional ways to buy local foods, MDFMA has teamed up Future Harvest, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and Delmarva Grown to create a directory of local food resources for direct sales. Here is the interactive map:
Our local food system is resilient and agile. Mid-Atlantic farmers and agricultural producers in Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia are working hard through this crisis to feed us. It may take a little more work to get it, but spending your food dollars with mid-Atlantic grown food will make the local food system even more robust. Thank you! #ShopSmall #ShopSafe
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