Calvert County Bursting with Outdoor Farmers Markets


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (May 8, 2010) – Eating fresh and eating local will be easier than ever this year at four Calvert County farmers markets.

Offering a host of Southern Maryland produce, the Calvert County markets open on the following schedule:

-- Prince Frederick at Calvert Memorial Hospital; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m., May 4 through November 23

-- Solomons on the Riverwalk; Thursdays, 4-8 p.m., May 6 through November 18

-- North Beach at 5th Street; Fridays, 6-9 p.m., May 14 through October 8

-- Prince Frederick at Calvert Fairgrounds; Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., May 8 through November 27

Late spring markets include items like bedding plants (vegetable, herbs and flowers), hanging baskets and tasty salad greens, asparagus, kale and strawberries. Markets will include many of the favorite vendors from last year with plenty of fresh produce, baked goods, seafood and cut flowers.

Calvert County farmers markets are unique because each is a producer-only market. The vendors are only allowed to sell produce raised by a local farmer and each market sells products that are regionally available seasonally. To find a list of seasonally available produce, visit www.somarylandsogood.com/inseason/.

All county farmers markets accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers from the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

For more information on Calvert County’s agricultural community, visit www.calvertag.com.

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