The one and only King of Rock and Roll, “Elvis Presley,” will be coming to Edgewood on Thursday, October 2nd, to perform for the community from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Edgewood Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market pavilion, the county’s only covered farmer’s market pavilion, is located at 2122 Old Edgewood Road on the corner of Edgewood Road (Route 755) and Old Edgewood Road – next to the new MARC train station. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Richard Blane, a Cecil-county resident and renowned Elvis impersonator, will be bringing his talents to perform for the successful “Music by the MARC” program, which began in July in order to expand the market’s appeal by offering live music every First Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to have live music at our market,” explained Jansen Robinson, Chairman of the Edgewood Community Council. “This area of the market in Edgewood is popular for commuters who use the train station each day, but during the market hours, it’s very quiet and shaded by trees. It’s a pleasant surprise for many first-time visitors.”
The Edgewood Farmers Market has been a long standing tradition in Edgewood and operates from May through October providing local residents with healthy food choices. Produce vendors at the market include Don Merritt and Sons from Hydes, Maryland, as well as local farmer Darryl Pearce of Lohr’s Orchard. Items available for purchase range from organic produce and homemade baked goods, however, on the first Thursday of each month, community groups, as well as unique craft items and other products are also available for sale. The remaining farmers markets will be held every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the same location through the end of October.
Helping the community is a passion for area residents. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located near the marketplace, will be holding a Canned Food Drive during the October 2nd First Thursday event and ask attendees to bring donations of non-perishable food items and personal supplies such as toothpaste, shampoo, shaving cream, etc. The donations will be used to stock the shelves of the brand new Food Pantry located at the church. The food pantry will serve local residents in need.
The First Thursday events have been organized by Maureen Eller, publications manager for Harford’s Southern County Magazine, a local quarterly magazine created to promote the areas of Edgewood, Abingdon, Joppa and Bush River. Additional support has been provided by the Harford Cultural Arts Board.