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June 2, 2010

Pimlico farmers' market

Hoop Village veggiesSorry 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


Posted by Sarah Kickler Kelber at 12:55 PM | | Comments (8)



Did you know there's also a farmer's market opening today (and every wednesday) at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium? It runs from 2pm to 6pm.

I think all the farmers market information is helpful. It would be nice if it was catalogued and posted on the side, by area of town, or day of the week. I also enjoy Alan's reports - so thanks!

I've just updated the post with the hours. (Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

is the blog broken?

Three weeks until Top Chef DC starts.

There is also an Farmers Market in Owings Mills on Sundays! You can check out what is happening this week at their website. Owings Mills Farmers Market

Maryland Hunger Solutions is very excited to be assisting Pimlico and two other Baltimore City farmers' markets in accepting food stamps and providing incentive vouchers this season.

Please check out the other two markets: Waverly (summer market opening June 12) and Highlandtown (opening July 10)! Debit cards will also be accepted (for those of us who always forget to bring cash)!

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