SALEM — Jane Lang, president of the Salem Farmers Market Board of Trustees and volunteer market coordinator, was recently named president of the New Hampshire Farmer’s Market Association.
Lang brings a wealth of experience to the organization, having created the Salem Farmers Market in 2010 and building it to the successful market it is today.
Similar to the Salem Farmers Market, the mission of the NHFMA is to educate the general public on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle acquired through locally grown agricultural products. It is dedicated to helping consumers understand the economic, social and ecological benefits of this lifestyle for themselves as well as for local farmers, growers and producers.
The association also educates local producers on best management practices and common operating procedures through a variety of means including workshops, seminars and multi-media. The NHFMA will work to provide the educational assistance, support and training that local producers need to provide healthy food in an ecologically sound manner. Through education and member participation, the NHFMA strengthens New Hampshire agriculture.
“My goals are to bring together more farmers market and farms into the NHFMA to work together to have New Hampshire recognized as an asset to educating our residents the importance of a healthy lifestyle acquired through locally grown agricultural products,” Lang said. “Increased visibility would help to achieve recognition from our state and federal government for possible grants to help in sustaining our markets.”
For more information about Salem NH Farmers Market, visit salemhfarmersmarket.org.