Looking for a farmers’ market near you? The 2015 “So. Maryland So Good” Farmers’ Market Guide is a great resource to help you find the region’s finest and freshest locally grown farm products.
Printed annually by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Commission, the guide lists 31 producer-only markets around Southern Maryland in addition to 12 markets in the Metro DC area that feature a bountiful harvest of genuine Southern Maryland farm-grown produce, meats and seafood, pickles and jams, dairy products, baked goods and even wine.
The free, full color guide lists market days and hours of operation, plus a handy regional market locater map and harvesting chart unique to Southern Maryland’s growing seasons. Also listed are the market websites and Facebook pages; a great way to find out more about what’s at market and discover more about the farmers each market hosts. And look out for special market events such as customer appreciation days, holiday market celebrations and chef demonstrations.
The Farmer’s Market Guide is one of many resources created by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission in support of regional agriculture. A related effort is the upcoming state-wide Buy Local Challenge Week (July 18 – 26). Marylanders are asked to pledge to eat (and drink!) local farm products for one week. Visit the Buy Local Challenge website at www.buylocalchallenge.com for details.
The 2015 Farmers’ Market Guide is now available, while stocks last, at participating Southern Maryland farmers’ markets, regional public libraries and welcome centers. View or download the guide on the ‘Get the Guides’ page at www.smadc.com