(Bel Air, MD – April 2, 2009) – – Spring has finally arrived, and that means the opening of Harford County’s Farmers’ Markets is just around the corner. The first to open will be Bel Air’s Saturday Market, which opens April 11 at its location in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Building at the corner of Thomas and South Bond Streets. The hours of the market are 7am to 11am, and it will be held every Saturday through November.
“This is always an exciting time of year both for our farmers and for those of us who love to buy locally-grown Ag products,” stated County Executive David R. Craig. “The Farmers’ Markets are an important part of our ‘Buy Local’ efforts, and the Bel Air Market always has a great variety of products and a fun atmosphere.”
“By shopping at the Bel Air Farmers’ Market you not only are getting more value for your dollar, but you are supporting the local farming community,” added Brad Milton of Brad’s Produce, President of the Bel Air Farmers’ Market Board.
Bel Air’s revamped Tuesday Market will start on May 5 at a new location and with new hours. It will now be held every Tuesday from 11am to 2pm in the Kelly Fields parking lot at the corner of Route 24 and Boulton Street. “We hope that the new location and time will give the Tuesday Market better visibility, and will make it a good complement to the Saturday Market when it opens in May,” Milton stated.
Harford County’s other farmers’ markets in Edgewood, Havre de Grace, and Cooptown will open in May, as will the Twilight Market at Rockfield Manor. For more information on the Bel Air Farmers’ Market, check out their blog site at www.belairfarmersmarket.com. For information about Harford County’s other markets, or to learn more about agriculture, log on to www.harfordfarms.com.