Supporting Farmers’ Markets

I have to say, living less than 10 minutes from a farmers’ market in Baltimore is pretty great. It was my first time going this past Sunday and I wanted to curb my expectations in case it wasn’t as humongous as I’d imagined it to be, but I was not disappointed!

These vendors were literally right below the highway!

Nestled right underneath the Jones Fall Expressway, it’s impossible to miss. If you’ve ever visited Smorgasburg in NYC, or a bustling flea market, this is the impression I got from this farmer’s market when my roomie and I arrived. Three words: it. was. PACKED.

We arrived later that morning when there were still a large number of people walking around browsing each stand, and we quickly hurried to buy our produce. I walked away with two tote bags full of fresh, locally grown produce for less than $20!

Going to farmers’ markets is definitely a great way to support local entrepreneurs and farmers. You are not only helping a small business, but you are buying fresh, in-season produce so you know they’ll be tasty to eat as a snack or in your meals, and most of the time these farmers will not use pesticides or other chemicals on their crops. If you want to know more reasons why you should support your farmers’ markets near you, click here 🙂

Check out some meals made with the produce I purchased at the farmer’s market here:

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8 thoughts on “Supporting Farmers’ Markets

  1. samanthamurdochblog September 18, 2016 / 1:35 am

    Great post and it looked a really good market too, unfortunately we only have one every couple of months in the city centre here..


    • Belinda September 18, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      That’s unfortunate 😦 Do you have any community meetings where people can give their input on what to implement with your community? There may be smaller ones that aren’t widely advertised that you’ll have to keep an eye out for!

      I thought the one by the undergrad campus was the only farmers’ market in Baltimore City, but I found out there’s three other ones (including the one near me) that people go to!

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      • samanthamurdochblog September 18, 2016 / 3:33 pm

        Ah yes…good idea! I know there are meetings etc. so it might be worth a mention…I know a few people round here do have allotments so there might be interest in selling ..
        Lucky you, three to go to! I wonder if they all sell the same things..sometimes there is a meat stall here that sells things like boar and ostrich..I haven’t tried it though!!


      • Belinda September 18, 2016 / 9:29 pm

        WHOA! I have yet to see any vendors sell boar or ostrich in NY or Baltimore haha x) I did pass a sausage and lamb vendor but the prices were so high! Veggies and fruits are my go-to when I visit the farmers’ markets 🙂


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