Vol. 9 Issue 21

Fall is here! Come shop at the Hollywood Farmers Market for the best local produce the fall season has to offer. Local produce is at its peak season. Corn, Melons, Tomatoes, Beans, Squash, Zucchini, Carrots, Onions, Leafy Greens, Apples are at the market this Saturday. Local Honey gifts and crafts are available from Honey Glow. Be sure to visit Oats.Chocolate for fresh home baked pastries, breads, granola, and cookies. Need something to cook on the grill this weekend? Look no further than Waltz Family Farms for fresh locally raised meats. Waltz Farms is stocked up. Visit Pupuseria & Taqueria El Solectto for freshly made to order agua frescas, pupusas and tacos. Don’t miss the spring rolls and Pad Thai at Thai Amity Kitchen.

We are all charged up to co-host the City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment Go Electric event. Short circuited by rain last week and rescheduled for this September 23! Get amped up to learn about electric cars, scooters, and e-bikes on September 30, 2023 at Hollywood Shopping Center! Join the City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment at the Farmers Market to see electric cars, talk with local EV owners and e-bike/scooter vendors, and test ride e-bikes.

Did you know we accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits so customers can purchase fresh produce and locally made products at our market? To use SNAP benefits, customers can swipe their EBT cards at our Maryland Market Money table. We will charge the card for any amount requested in exchange for tokens that can be spent with eligible vendors.  Through the Maryland Market Money program, the market will also match up to $30 in SNAP benefits spent at the market – so a $10 charge on a customer’s EBT card will give them $20 to spend!  Many of our vendors also accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks. Checks can be used to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, and honey. These checks are spent directly with vendors who are registered to accept the checks as payment, and then those vendors will write the customer a receipt. If the customer brings the receipt to the market table, we will match up to $10 in FMNP spending with additional Maryland Market Money tokens. Bringing a $10 FMNP check to the market can allow a customer to spend $20!

The College Park Community Food Bank and Hollywood farmers market are partnering on a canned food drive. Bring your unexpired canned goods to the market and leave them at the market management tent. Look for the tall white bag with the College Park Community Food Bank logo on it.

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Our vendors this week include:

2 Oceans Seafood
Smitty’s Snacks
Waltz Family Farm
Honey Glow
Montoya Farm
Blue Berwyn Farm
Waltz Family Farm
Pupuseria & Taqueria El Solectto
Oats.chocolate Baked Goods
Schmidt Spirits
Alcoba Coffee
Thai Amity
Hilary Beall Studio
Door by Door Wreaths
A Little Pottery