Pimlico farmers' market
Sorry to be so farmers' market-centric, but another one opens today,
and it's brand new, so I think it deserves a mention.
The Park Heights Community Farmers' Market, run by the Park Heights Community Health Alliance, is located at Pimlico Racecourse.
Produce vendors include Barbour Farms, Greenwood Farms, Woerner's Orchard, Marshall Farms, Valley Produce and Baltimore Hoop Village, a Civic Works agricultural project at Clifton Park. Vendors for cooked foods include Cake Cre8tions, Snipes Barbecue and Stone Hearth Bakery. Catch of the Day fish market and Captain Don's Maryland crabs and fish offer seafood.
The market accepts the Independence Card (the new name for food stamps). Customers are able to double their Independence Card dollars up to $5 at the market, which also accepts WIC Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Vegetable checks and Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers for seniors and mothers with young children.
The hours for the market were not immediately available. I'll post them when I get them, but I know the market is celebrating its grand opening this hour, which is why no one is available to fill me in on the schedule right this moment.
UPDATE: The market is open Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
UPDATE No. 2: Whoops. I misunderstood. The market is not new to Pimlico. What is new is that it accepts Independence Cards this year. Sorry about that.
Baltimore Hoop Village veggies. Sun photo by Lloyd Fox