Baltimore County Now
Ifenanya Agwu, Intern, Baltimore County Office of Communications
Around the world, the “local food” movement has been very good for small farmers, and over the last few decades, farmers markets have grown increasingly popular in the United States alone, from 1,755 markets in 1994 to 8,144 markets in 2013. It’s no wonder why – the fresh peaches, strawberries, apples and other produce I’ve bought from our County’s farmers markets have been some of the best I’ve ever had!
Even if I’m not in the mood for fresh produce, I can have one of my favorite summertime treats at the Towson Farmers Market – shaved ice from the Kona Ice truck, one of the many vendors that line Allegheny Avenue offering goods like fresh produce, baked goods, plants, crafts, delectable home-cooked food and many other interesting finds. Our farmers markets offer something for everyone, and to complement the great variety available, their prices are often less expensive than your local supermarket.
From spring to late fall, one can find a farmers market in Baltimore County nearly every day of the week. Come out and celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2014 from August 3-8 – shop local, eat healthy and feel happy! Visit enjoybaltimorecounty.com/Play/FarmersMarkets to find a Baltimore County farmers market near you.