August 8, 2020 Market Newsletter

Vol. 6 Issue 15

National Farmers Market Week

We are so excited to celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 2-8th with you! Despite challenges never experienced before, the national farmers market community has showcased resilience in our rapidly changing world. Farmers markets have always been a hub for innovation, and we have been at the forefront of adapting rapid solutions to protect staff, customers, and our community in this time of crisis. More than ever before, National Farmers Week is an opportunity to showcase the value of farmers markets in our communities.

We know that Farmers markets are essential businesses—the COVID 19 pandemic made it clear that local food systems with short supply chains are resilient and dependable in making food available to their communities. We also know that farmers markets are safe! Emerging research supports conventional wisdom in that outdoor marketplaces like farmers markets are often safer than alternative indoor retailers due to unlimited air circulation, sunlight, the flexibility to enforce social distancing by spreading out vendors and products, and the innovative strategies market operators have implemented. We wouldn’t be able to continue to operate without our amazing team of market support. 

New Vendors
Welcome Smitty’s Snacks this Saturday! You’ll find a variety of flavored nuts, like Old Bay, mesquite, red habanero and their newest seasoning- Taco. They have a free Saturday this weekend so be sure to stop by!  We may see them again later in the season.
Next weekend we would like to welcome Profish- a DC Seafood Wholesaler.  Make sure to check out next week’s newsletter for more information!

Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers to help guide our customers through the market between 8:45am to 12:15pm!  If you or anyone you know would be willing to help for a few hours, please click HERE or email Scarlet at  All volunteers must be 18 years or older.

The Market’s Covid-19 guidelines

  • Please enter the market by the charging station and exit by the back corner of MOM’s.  If you want to reenter the market, please go back to the entrance.  This will help us keep customers socially distanced and our market safely organized.
  • If you are coming to the market for just one vendor, please enter the market by the charging station and follow the guidance of our volunteers.
  • Please tell the vendors what you would like to order and they will pick the products for you. Please do not touch the produce.  
  • Keep a distance of 6ft between you and the vendor and the next customer. 
  • Thank you for your patience and following our guidelines.
  • Lastly, please continue to wear your masks.  🙂

Our Vendors:

Alcoba Coffee

Jose Castillo
1 lb. bags of Guatemalan Coffee in Light, Medium or Dark Roast both ground and whole bean ($10.00 per bag)
You can purchase at the market or by emailing Jose at:

Calvert Farm
Pam Stegall

Calvert Farm is a small family farm that uses Eco-sustainable practices.
Farmer Pam would be happy to serve you at the market

Janelle Aguilera-Daley
Janelle’s Crumb Shoppe Bakery

From Pineapple Upside-down Cake to cupcakes- Janelle makes it all.
Find Janelle on Facebook @janellescrumbshoppebakery or email

Sharrah Orchard
Nate Sharrah

Family owned Sharrah Orchard is located in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania near Gettysburg.
Nate would be happy to take your order online HERE but you can also purchase at the market

Smitty Snacks
Dan Smith

Located from Williamsport, Md. A wide variety of flavored peanuts.  Check out their website at

Twin Valley Distillers
Edgardo Zuinga

They locally source their grain to produce the highest quality whiskies, and pride themselves on sustaining the local ecosystem with their farm partners.

Victory Chapel Family Farm
Lorne Williams

At Victory Chapel Family Farms our honey is produced sustainably and locally in the Washington Metro area. The bees forage local multi- floral nectar sources. Raw honey is extracted from the honeycomb without heat or filtration, and packaged immediately, thus capturing all the flavor and aroma of honey. Currently we only have 1 pound containers of honey priced at $10.00 per pound.  You can purchase at the market or order online at Local Honey

Waltz Family Farm
Jay and Laurie Waltz

Waltz Family Farm, selling our meats at farm markets and the Valley Co-op of Hagerstown.
You can purchase online at: or at the market

Weeping Willow Bake Shop
Renee Atayde

Weeping Willow offers delicious baked goods
Order on her website at or at the market

Craft and Prepared Food Vendors
For the safety of our vendors, our craft and prepared food vendors will not be at the market this year.  Below is the list of vendors who have a website you can purchase items from in case you are saw something last year.
Designed Naturally:
Phoeboo Designs:
Find Dearheart Woodwork on Instagram at Dearheartwood
Find Thai Amity Kitchen on Facebook @thaiamitykitchen

Also, if you are an Instagram user please follow us at hollywood_farmers_market_md or on
Facebook @hollywoodmarket