Beginning Sunday, June 5, 2011, a second Farmer’s Market will operate in Downtown College Park in addition to the regular Saturday market at Ellen E. Linson Pool. The market will be held in the parking lot at City Hall, 4500 Knox Road between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The market will initially have four vendors offering fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods and will hopefully grow larger during the summer months.
The first College Park Farmer’s Market was one of the first of its kind in Maryland when it was established over 30 years. Today, still running strong, the market has 11 vendors. Offerings include local produce, baked goods, flowers, and pottery. This year the market will start up in May and be held every Saturday, from 7a.m. to Noon, until the end of October. The market is held on parking lot of Herbert Wells Ice Rink/Ellen Linson Swimming Pool.