The Port Towns Farmers Mercado
THE MARKET IS NOW AT A NEW LOCATION WITH A NEW NAME FOR 2016!
We are happy to announce that this year’s market will be located at 4521 Kenilworth Avenue, Bladensburg for the 2016 season! This is in the busy Three Brothers Plaza shopping center along a busy roadway – and we thank Mario Repole of Three Brothers Italian Restaurant for allowing us to locate there and provide better fresh food access to the residents of the Port Towns and Prince George’s County!
We will open on June 4 and be open 11 – 3 on Saturdays until September 24.
You’ll be able meet local farmers, support local food businesses, get your fresh, local produce and tasty foods, hear live music, and fun for kids. We also plan to have cooking demonstrations.
Once again, market vendors will take WIC and Farmers Market Fruit and Vegetable Checks and customers can use SNAP/EBT to buy SNAP-eligible foods.
New this year: Double Dollars
We will be offering Maryland Market Money which offers ‘double dollars’ for low income customers. These vouchers effectively double their spending at the market by matching up to $5 in spending each week. We are currently fundraising for the double dollar program so if you or your group would like to contribute to meet the needs of financially challenged residents to get more fresh produce, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Us Promote the Market!
The key to the success of the Port Towns Farmers Mercado will be getting customers there every week. Farmers and other vendors will only continue to bring their food to the market if they make sales.
Support the market by telling others! Promote it via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email, and through other community outlets and networks. Send an email to your friends, link to the market Facebook page, post on your local list serves, send someone our flyer, and tell family and friends about this great new community resource!
Contact market manager Amanda West at email@example.com.
The Port Towns Farmers Mercado is a project of ECO City Farms.