Market Newsletter: July 31, 2021

Vol. 7 Issue 11

We are so excited to celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 1st-7th with you!  Over the past year, our farmers market community has shown the resilience in our 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.  More than ever before, National Farmers Market Week is an opportunity to showcase the value of the Hollywood Farmers Market in our College Park community.

In 2020, it was clear that local food systems with short supply chains are resilient and our market plays a vital role in keeping our community connected.  We wouldn’t be able to operate without our amazing board, volunteers and vendors.  As we opened this year, we found our customers and vendors were happy to have the market return to normal and be able to spend time together, listen to music and support our vendors.

What can you do to support farmers markets and celebrate National Farmers Market Week? 

  1. Shop regularly at your farmers market – and tell your friends to do the same! Follow all directions and guidelines for safety while at the market. 

  2. Local food fans are encouraged to share National Farmers Market Week on social media! Use the #LoveMyMarket, #FarmersMarketsareEssential and #FarmersMarketWeek to share the bounty of the season on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

    Stop at the Market’s information table for an “I  Farmers Markets” temporary tattoo.

Farmer Pam with Calvert Farm mentioned she has wonderful cantaloupes, beautiful cut flowers and tons of corn!  Make sure you stop by early because these items sell fast!  Double Sharp will have special musician Danny Stellabotte with the band tomorrow.

Calling all Seniors!

Do you know about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)?
 Here is some info about the program:
and contact information:
Aging & Disabilities Services Division
Phone: 301-265-8450

These coupons – a booklet of coupons – are available to seniors – Seniors that are 60 years old and older and have a household income of 185% of the Federal Poverty level, residing in the jurisdiction where they apply are eligible for the checks.  They must  apply to the local agency on Aging. The annual income is:
$23,828 for an individual
$32,227 for a 2 person household.

These coupons – that benefit the farmers in Maryland – are good for fresh fruits & veggies and honey from farmers markets & farm stands. They are good until November – check the expiration on the coupon.

Calvert Farm is authorized to accept these coupons & WIC and will be available at the – Hollywood Farmers Market, College Park.

Our vendors this week include:
Sharrah Orchard
Victory Chapel Family Farm
Designed Naturally
Blue Berwyn Farm
Waltz Family Farm
Calvert Farm
Shmidt Spirits
Alcoba Coffee
Victory Chapel Family Farm
Backyard Boogie Gardens and Baking
Amity Kitchen
And Musical Group: Double Sharp
Also, if you are an Instagram user please follow us at hollywood_farmers_market_md or on Facebook @hollywoodmarket