August 17, 2013
Going back 64 years, Charles Green runs the longest continuous vending operation at Hagerstown's Historic City Farmers Market, but Mitch Dodson's connection goes back three-quarters of a century. On Saturday, after Mayor David S. Gysberts cut a cake celebrating the market's 230th year of continuous operation, Dodson recalled working at a nearby grocery store in the 1930s. His employer would ask him to check out what produce was going for at the market, he said. Dodson, 91, said he got to know Isaac Baer of Paramount Meat Packers, who offered him a job at his market stall.
June 6, 2013
North Square Farmers Market will open its stands from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, at 50 N. Main St., Chambersburg, to host a Health and Fitness Day. Health and Fitness Day festivities will include an early bird drawing from 8 to 9 a.m. to win a 10-class pass for Chambersburg CrossFit; free BMI testing with Results Therapy & Fitness; a kids' broad jump contest with The Runner's Sole; a cooking demo by Kristi Benbow of B Naturally Nourished;...
May 10, 2013
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission will host farmers market workshops from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center front conference room. This free workshop is open to new vendors interested in learning how they can market and sell their items at Washington County farmers markets during the 2013 season. Presentations by Leslie Hart, Washington County agricultural business development specialist, will cover topics including farmers market etiquette, customer service, up selling and merchandising.
April 25, 2013
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission announces the Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmer's Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, on Green Hill Farm, 5329 Mondell Road, Sharpsburg. Attractions include coop tours, a poultry show clinic, live bluegrass music, pony rides, moon bounce, flea market shopping including crafts, artwork, handmade jewelry, soaps and lotions, and locally produced jellies, preserves, honey and cheeses. Other items available for purchase include laying hens, chicks, quail, turkeys, pheasants, guineas, ducks and geese, hatching eggs, poultry supplies, horse tack, used and new equipment and more.
December 19, 2012
The Maryland Department of Agriculture will host the annual Maryland Farmers Market Conference on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Beltsville (Md.) Agricultural Research Center. The conference provides information on state regulations to farmers market managers. This year, the conference will feature three tracks - one for experienced farmers market managers, one for farmers and vendors, and one for new farmers market managers. The conference will provide opportunities for networking and connecting with experts on farmers market issues in Maryland and nationally.
December 18, 2012
The Boonsboro Environmental Commission has started to work and one of the projects it hopes the town will embrace is a statewide program that helps towns develop green initiatives, two people associated with the commission said. Town officials announced last summer that they formed the environmental commission, which will be an advisory commission to Boonsboro Town Council and Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman Jr. Any programs or goals established by the commission will have to be approved by the council.
December 17, 2012
The City Farmers Market will celebrate the season Saturday with gift giveaways, treats and activities for children. Beginning at 8 a.m., customers can enter for an hourly drawing for gifts donated by vendors. Santa will visit at 9 a.m. and the market will remain open until 2 p.m. Children's activities include ornament making and gift bag decorating. Mrs. Claus to visit As if Mrs. Claus doesn't already have a super busy schedule, she is making an appearance Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Santa's holiday home at Center Court at Valley Mall.
July 4, 2012
The 2012 Maryland Farmers Market Directory listing locations and hours of each of the state's markets is available through the Maryland Department of Agriculture website. This year, some 138 markets will be open with at least one in every county and Baltimore City. Many of the markets are open and offering produce and plants such as salad greens, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, blueberries and bedding plants. Farmers market locations, hours and producer/vendor and product listings are available at www.marylandsbest.net.
June 28, 2012
1. Live on stage Hagerstown Children's Theater Summer Camp Improv Troupe will present an original show, “Saturday Night Live! in Hagerstown.” 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $12 or $15. Call 800-969-2603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . 2. Barbershop concert The Mason-Dixon Barbershop Quartet and Chorus will perform. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown.