Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Farmers' Market: Downtown Baltimore

Every Tuesday between now and October, from 10:30am to 2:30pm, local farmers will be selling fresh veggies, fruit, cheese, eggs and more along the Paca Street sidewalk in the park in front of the University of Maryland Medical Center. This is great news for the many employees at the center and for residents in the area who otherwise would have to make the trip across town on Sunday mornings before noon. Bay & Environment blogger for The Baltimore Sun, Tim Wheeler, reports:

The medical center, University of Maryland Baltimore and the local community have teamed up to bring fresh, locally grown food to the workers, patients, visitors and residents of that busy corner of downtown. Local food reduces the energy and air pollution caused by long-distance transportation, according to advocates, and the types of food offered are generally pretty healthy.


becky said...

That's great for the city dwellers! I think there's a farmers market in the library parking lot by my house every thursday. I need to take advantage of that.

Deborah said...

I think you are right about that. I've seen the sign. But, much like the one in my neighborhood in the 'burbs, it is probably from 1pm-3pm which makes zero sense for anyone with a 9-5ish job.

becky said...

It is maybe I can make it at the end one time!