It’s that time of year when winter’s thaw makes way for spring’s abundance of fresh food from Calvert County’s local farmers and agri-businesses. Eating fresh and eating local is made easy with four farmers markets open throughout the county.
Offering a host of products, the Calvert County markets opened the first week of May on the following schedule:
- Tuesdays in Prince Frederick in the Calvert Memorial Hospital parking lot 3-7 p.m., May 5-Nov. 24
- Thursdays in Solomons at the parking lot in front of Southern Library, 13920 H.G. Trueman Road, 4-8 p.m., May 7-Nov. 19
- Fridays in North Beach between 5th and 7th streets and Bay Avenue 6-9 p.m., May 1-Oct. 16
- Saturdays in Prince Frederick at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on Route 231 7:30 a.m.-noon, May 9-Nov. 21
Late spring markets include items like bedding plants (vegetables, 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, local wines, locally grown meat, seafood and cut flowers.
Calvert County farmers markets are unique because each is a producer-only market. The vendors sell produce raised by local farmers and each market offers products that are regionally available seasonally. 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, or contact the Calvert County, Md., Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583 or 301-855-1880, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at www.ecalvert.com.