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College Park Farmers Markets to Start This Weekend

Hollywood Farmers Market Grand Opening, 2013

Hollywood Farmers Market Grand Opening, 2013

City’s two farmers markets are set to open this weekend.

The Hollywood Farmers Market will open on this Saturday, April 23, 2017 and, the Downtown Market will open on April 22, 2017. The Hollywood Farmers Market will have its grand opening on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Both farmers markets will return to their usual locations; the Hollywood Farmers Market will again be in the Hollywood Shopping Center, near the recently announced expanded MOM’s My Organic Market store in the former REI space, and the Downtown Farmers Market will be in the City Hall parking lot.

The new season brings many returning businesses and several new ones to the markets. Bill’s Backyard BBQ, Karla’s Mixed Media Studio, TropQ Creamery, Larry’s Produce, Apple Valley Orchard, Blue Ming, the Baker’s Table, Amity Kitchen, Gentle Flours and other vendors are all returning to the markets this year. Julie Beavers will also be returning as Market Manager.

Businesses who are interested in vending at the markets this year should contact the City’s Economic Development Coordinator at rchelton@collegeparkmd.gov or 240-487-3543 for more information and an application. Applications are due by 6:00 p.m. on April 14, 2017.

The Hollywood Farmers Market occurs on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning on April 22, 2017 at the Hollywood Shopping Center on Rhode Island Avenue in College Park.

The Downtown Farmers Market occurs on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning on April 23, 2017 in the City Hall parking lot located at 4500 Knox Road in College Park. Both markets will run through November.

To stay up-to-date with farmers market information, please follow the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages and sign up for the City’s emails at www.collegeparkmd.gov/cpconnect.

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