First Ever Delmarva Farmers Union Convention Held Over the Weekend


Area farmers converged on Pocomoke City this weekend for the first annual Delmarva Farmers Union Convention.

The inaugural event kicked off what organizers hope to be an annual gathering, focusing on discussing issues pertinent in agricultural communities. Among the issues: access to food markets, creating opportunities for new farmers, and regulations that hinder sales across state lines.

The Delmarva Farmers Union was established one year ago as a way to build up a robust food system on the Peninsula. Officials say the Union will soon launch a program that will certify farms, restaurants and other organizations as selling locally grown items.