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March 29, 2011

A farmers' market for Druid Hill Park?

rawlingsThey're thinking about it.

Posted on Facebook:

The Department of Recreation and Parks and the Friends of Druid Hill Park have been researching the idea of creating a new Farmer’s Market in Druid Hill Park near the Conservatory. We would like to invite persons interested in actively participating in the creation and implementation of this new market to our first working group meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 pm, at the Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park.

Please forward this invitation along to anyone you believe may be interested in working toward the Druid Hill Farmer’s Market becoming a reality. Our goal for this meeting is to determine the “ideal” market type for Druid Hill Park, and the specific steps we need to take to organize the market structure, including the subsequent working group meeting schedule.

Light refreshments will be served, so please RSVP your attendance to my office phone, 410-396-7012 or



I spoke with Fran Spero over at the parks department, who told me that tonight's meeting is for people who are willing to work to make this thing happen.

NIMBYS, cranks and other assorted obstructionists are not explicitly not invited to attend, but the meeting really is intended for people who are in favor of having a farmers market in Druid Hill Park and want to help make it a reality.
Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:18 PM | | Comments (2)


Boy, that was short notice. Too bad I didn't get word in time. But, way to go, stating right off the bat that they want a house packed in their favor.

I can see both pluses and minuses, depending on when/what day they want to hold it. The Conservatory is an under-appreciated treasure, too. But I have to wonder about parking around there.

HI, ADMIV. In truth, the packed-house slant to the post came from me. I had only heard about the event earlier in the day, and I think it was advertised mainly to the Friends of the Conservatory. Presumably there will be time and room for the community to voice objections and concerns, but I don't blame the organizers for wanting to have a productive organizational meeting.

Could always park by the zoo and walk up. Can't be more than 250 yds.

Wish I'd heard about this soon enough, too. Could be a good thing.

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