Thursday, July 17, 2008

Maryland Online Farmers Market

The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announces the launch of, a virtual farmer’s market that will connect both buyers and sellers with local food as soon as it is harvested. In concert with sister site, will give consumers access to the rich diversity of agricultural resources within the state of Maryland.

With, farmers can create an instantaneous listing that will identify the description, quantity, price, and location of their items. Consumers can search listings within specific categories and communicate directly with the farmer to buy the food at the farm, at a farmers market or at another prearranged location.

For any questions regarding, please contact Joanne Throwe at 301/405-5036.

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If you reside in another state (or country), perhaps your state offers similar services. A good place to check is the web sites of your land grant university (ies) or state department of agriculture. Many counties have web sites to help farmers market their products.