From the Harford County Public Library:
The Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville Lions Club, businesses of Jarrettsville, and representatives from Harford County Government have partnered to create an evening Twilight Farmer’s Market from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on October 5th at Jarrett’s field on Route 23. Plans for the event include live music by Almost Certain; wine and beer tastings; children’s activities; pit beef and pizza; and the opportunity to buy local, all amongst a stunning backdrop of sunflowers. Fresh organic veggies, delicious local meats, cheeses, baked goods, and ice cream will be available for purchase, in addition to stunning bouquets.
The event was developed to encourage tourists visiting the local sunflower fields to spend the evening in Jarrettsville and is the highlight of two weeks of unique opportunities taking place in the community between September 30th and October 12th. The sunflowers on Route 23, planted by the Rose Family, are anticipated to be in full bloom at that time.
“The Twilight Market is already generating excitement in town,” stated Ashley Adams, of Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, the headlining sponsor for the event. “Local businesses are thrilled for the opportunity to host families and showcase our community. Numerous sales, specials, and activities are planned to help celebrate the season of the sunflowers. ”
Supporting sponsors for the event include The Rose Family, Clear Meadow Farm, Jim’s Bottleworks, Waste Industries, and County Councilman Chad Shrodes.
“The Jarrettsville Community has united to develop the Twilight Market,” said Amber Shrodes, Harford County Public Library Foundation Director and an organizer for the event. “Everyone is engaged–the Jarrettsville businesses, the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, members of the agricultural community, the Jarrettsville Lions Club and the Library. Further we have received outstanding support from our Sponsors. We are grateful for everyone’s generous support and excited to offer visitors this unique experience.”
Admission to the Twilight Market is free. Beer and wine tastings are $10 and will feature local wineries Fiore, Harford Vineyards, and L’amore di Vino; and distributor Bacchus Importers, LTD. Craft beer tastings will be offered by DuClaw Brewing Company and Sentman Distributors.
Proceeds benefit Harford County Public Library and the Jarrettsville Lions Club.
Farms and businesses interested in participating should contact Amber C. Shrodes, Foundation Director at Harford County Public Library at email@example.com. For weekly updates and a comprehensive list of vendors, visit the Twilight Market on Facebook. A rain date for the event is scheduled the following Saturday, October 12th.
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves 182,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4.1 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.
The Harford County Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established to raise funds to augment the financial resources of the Library and to promote awareness of Library services. More information may be found at hcplonline.org.
Original Observer says
OK, I’ve read this article a few times, even gone to the HCPL website to try to get the answer to one very important question: Where in the world — specifically — is Jarrett’s Field? I’ve lived in this county for more than 50 years; never heard of Jarrett’s Field; nor does Google seem to know about it, as it won’t come up on a Google map. Mapquest isn’t any more helpful. Someone have cross streets for this location, please?
Downtown Jarrettsville. Next to and behind Keene Dodge. On the Jarrett Family’s property. Where the carnival is every year. Everybody knows this.
Hometown resident says
I’ve lived in this area a long time as well, attended carnivals and Lion’s Club Flea Markets, and never knew the field was called by this name. So… not everyone does know.
This field is across from the Jarrettsville library.
Pretty sure it’s the field where the Lions club holds all their outside events. Across from the library between Smith hardware and the big field of sunflowers that Clear Meadow grows every other year.
Original Observer says
Across from the Jarrettsville Library. Thank you, KK and BillH. See, that would have been helpful information had it appeared on the poster or in the article. As Hometown resident pointed out, not everyone knows where “Jarrett’s Field” is, or that it carries that name; nor does everybody know what property is or was owned by the Jarrett family. From the description “next to and behind Keene Dodge,” I could easily have interpreted that, especially the “behind Keene Dodge” part, as not being on Rt. 23 at all, but being just up Rt. 165 across from My Three Sons where sunflowers grow, leaving me wondering why there was a reference to Rt. 23 on the poster and in the article. I’ve never noticed sunflowers on Rt. 23, whereas I’ve seen them frequently on Rt. 165.
Yes an address would have been helpful, especially to people who would like to attend that don’t live in Jarrettsville.