Local asparagus, market packs, a new market and more
I ran over to the Waverly Farmers Market when it opened this morning because I needed a loaf of bread. I don't get over there in the winter as much as I ought to, even though it's open all year. I just forget about it.
It looks like the rest of Baltimore didn't. The parking lot was hopping, even at that hour. While there was still plenty of nonlocal produce (vendors are allowed to sell it until June), I also saw local asparagus, greens, lettuce -- all the early spring stuff I would have known would be there if I thought about it. ...
I stopped and bought a couple of herb plants, even though our yard doesn't quite get enough sun to make them happy.
Strawberries are still from North Carolina, so I think I'll wait a week or two until I hear from one of you that the strawberries from the market are great.
The Waverly Market is open until noon today and every Saturday.
While I'm writing about farmers markets, here's some info about a new one I got yesterday:
The University of Maryland Medical Center has partnered with University of Maryland at Baltimore and the local community to bring you the new “University Farmers’ Market”, a weekly market of local farmers providing fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, baked goods and ice cream. The market will take place in the park across the street from the hospital’s main entrance, along the Paca Street sidewalk. Opening day is Tuesday, May 5, 2009, and will run weekly from May until October, 2009.
This market will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. I guess doctors don't get up as early as the rest of us.
Just kidding, just kidding.