From Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – Springtime in Harford County brings with it the promise of another successful growing season for the county’s farmers, and an opportunity for county consumers to enjoy the fruits of their labors. By the end of May, at least three of the four farmers’ markets in Harford County will be open for the season, with the final market to open as soon as its new location is ready.
“Our county is blessed with some of the finest agricultural producers in the state,” said Harford County Executive David R. Craig. “Not only do our farmers offer the highest quality and best variety of produce, but they also give back to the community and provide a significant benefit to our local economy.”
“I enjoy walking to the Havre de Grace market from my home as often as I can, but all four of our farmers’ markets are worth the trip from wherever you are travelling,” County Executive Craig added.
The Bel Air Saturday Farmers’ Market is now open for the season, and will be open every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Risteau State Office Building at the corner of Bond and Thomas Streets.
Bel Air’s Tuesday Farmers’ Market will be changing locations for the 2012 season. After having been at the corner of Route 24 and Boulton Street for the last three years, the market will be moving to 33 South Main Street in downtown Bel Air. Work continues to clear the site of the former BB&T bank, but Bel Air Farmers’ Market officials are hopeful that the market will be able to open in the coming weeks. For more information and to receive updates on the opening of the new Tuesday market, visit www.belairfarmersmarket.com.
The Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon beginning May 5 at its location downtown on Pennington Avenue. For information on the Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market, contact Rory White of the Havre de Grace Main Street Organization at 443-250-5443 or visit www.mainstreethdg.com.
The Edgewood Farmers’ Market will be open every Thursday from 3pm to 6pm beginning May 24 at the Edgewood MARC Train Station, 2122 Old Edgewood Road. For information on the Edgewood Farmers’ Market, contact Dave Mullenix of Cross Point Community Church at 443-866-8122.
During the month of May, farmers’ market patrons will find fresh strawberries and early-season vegetables such as asparagus, peas, and spinach, as well hanging baskets and bedding plants. Most markets will also have a variety of meats, cheeses, ice cream, honey, and other specialty items to offer. To learn more about agriculture in Harford County, visit www.harfordfarms.com.