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Market Season Opening Thursday

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The East Columbia Farmers Market opens May 1st. 2-6 pm at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library.

Independent now, since the market was dropped by the Howard County Farmers Market Association, they worked through all the paperwork necessary to keep the longest running farmers market in the county alive.

I know from their facebook page that three of the vendors will be there. Ungers Fruit, Orchard Country Produce and Tomatoes Etc. Tomorrow we will find out who else will join them.

I will be there sometime to browse through the many varieties of herb plants that Tomatoes Etc. always has. It is where I get quite a bit of what grows in my herb gardens.

Spread the word, that there will be a market in East Columbia this year again, on Thursdays. As well as the market on Sundays at Oakland Mills.

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Other markets opening soon include Miller Library next Wednesday, HoCo Hospital on Friday, and Ellicott City Market which will open May 10th.

Add to those the Sunday market in Burtonsville, Saturday market in Silver Spring and at White Oak School in Silver Spring. The Wednesday and Sunday markets in Catonsville open soon too.

Yes, it is spring and the farmers markets are back. Head out to your old favorites or visit a few new ones.

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Won’t be long before Larriland and Gorman open their stands and have strawberries to pick.

CSAs start in the next two weeks. Hallelujah! Winter is over. Now, just make it stop raining.


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. I am so excited that this market has remained alive! I’ve got all my containers ready for fresh herbs and peppers from Tomatoes Etc.

    I am, in fact, just generally excited that it’s spring. I already have big plans for the onset of strawberry season.

    • I hope Tomatoes Etc is coming. The facebook page says they are. They were not there today. Orchard Country Produce was. And, the vendors told me Unger’s is coming soon.

      There were new participants there. I will get a post up soon about the market. Got some rosemary plants, apples, spring garlic, and churros today.

      Sadly, I was too late for Renata’s tomato tarts.

      • The nice young man at the stand at the far end (was that Orchard County Produce?) said that Tomatoes Etc would be there next week.

        I look forward to hearing about the churros! We have too much bread at home, so I passed on the bakery items, but they certainly looked delicious.


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