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Farm Fresh and Around the Corner

Farm fresh food, coming to a neighborhood downtown near you.

by Chris McCollum

Executive Director, Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture

There’s nothing like the taste of fresh berries.  I don’t mean the strawberries and blueberries you can buy in January at the supermarket. I’m talking about the berries that left the patch a few hours ago.  When I say “no sugar added,” I really mean “no sugar necessary.”   

That’s the difference when you buy fresh seasonal fruit, vegetables, meats and dairy products at your local farmers market.  In Baltimore County, we’re lucky to have 15 farmers markets selling healthy foods that come straight from Baltimore County farms.    

Berries, squash and beans are in season now. Treat yourself to a bunch of locally grown flowers, bring home some organic herbs, or try a free range chicken or low-fat bison for the grill. (Yes, bison really do roam in Baltimore County at Gunpowder Bison & Trading Co. in Monkton and at Morris Meadows in Freeland.)

Visit your community farmers market. It’s a whole new taste of fresh. Plus, you’ll be supporting our local farmers. Click here to find the farmers market closest to you.

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Zoobie June 15, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I've been craving Fresh Produce all winter long. I can't wait for the Balto. Co. Farmers Markets to be in full swing. Welcome Back Farmers. I salute you !
Marge Neal June 15, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Dundalk's Farmers Market opened earlier than usual this year — it opened Saturday, June 9 and will be open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon (with the exception of June 30) through late fall. The market takes place on Shipping Place in front of the Dundalk Village Shopping Center.
Parkvillehoney June 18, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Could the Patch give us a list of the Farmer's Market in Baltimore County? It would be great to print out the list and go to the Farmer's Market in our area. Thanks if you can do this.
Cory G June 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Parkvillehoney, If you take a look at the link above (http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/releases/0614farmersmarket.html) it gives the locations and times of all of the markets in baltimore county. :)
Parkvillehoney June 18, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Thanks Corey. This site is just what I need

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