Vol. 3 Issue 27 – Finally Autumn?

We finally have the cooler temperatures that are perfect for heating up the oven to bake.  Apple pie, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, butternut squash soup… the list could go on and on.  Apples, pumpkins and squash- all three items can be found at our produce vendors.  Want to make a great stew or chili?  Speak with Laurie or Jay Waltz and they can help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Senior Saturday
Senior Saturday is this Saturday, October 28th! If you are 65+ and reside in College Park, please stop by the Market‘s information table to receive $5.00 in marketcoupons to use only on October 28th from 9:00 am until noon


Liz Doonan will be at the market from 11am until 12:15pm.
Strength + Balance Yoga for all levels.
Intro & Beginners Welcome.
Bring your mat and join in!

Liz Doonan, 200 hr YT.
Yoga Alliance Registered.
11AM to 12:15PM.
Donation Based, $5 minimum suggested


The Animal Welfare Committee will be back for one final event at the market on October 28th.  College Park Resident’s dogs and/or cats are eligible to receive free microchipping.  Non resident’s pay $20.00 fee for this service.  If you’ve had your pets microchipped you can still come by.  The AWC will also have a pet costume parade.  Bring your leashed pet to the market in their Halloween costume and they will be able to parade through the market.  The AWC will also post pictures of each pet on their Facebook page.  The animal with the most “likes” will win a prize.  More information to come is at the information table.

Soliciting for Votes

With the election season well under way and there are over 20 candidates running for the city’s Mayor and Council positions this is just a friendly reminder that candidates and their support teams may not solicit for votes within the boundaries of the market.  The market is a place for all to shop, catch up with their friends and neighbors- lets keep it this way.  🙂

Vendors who are taking some time off:

  • Heavenly Created Desserts will be back October 28th
  • Calvert Farm has some difficulty finding drivers to bring their produce and fruits to our market.  They will return on October 28th.  Farmer Pam wishes she could be back sooner and is looking for someone to help drive from Rising Sun.

This week’s vendors include*:

Amity Kitchen: Thai food, Spring Rolls and Mango Sticky Rice
Dicot Farm: Certified Organic Produce
Peacesake Candles: Soy based candles in multiple scents
Double Sharp: Local Musicians
Alcoba Coffee: Guatemalan coffee by the pound and by the cup
Roy and Arti’s Kitchen and Garden: Prepared Indonesian cuisine and vegetables
Starbucks: Giving away coffee grounds for composting or garden
Elated Harmony: Massage
Valencia’s Produce: Berries, flowers and herbs
Waltz Family Farm: Meat, eggs and cheeses
Inge’s Crochet: Handmade crochet items
A Little Pottery: Pottery
Christiane’s Designs: Knit hats, gloves, scarves, pet and baby items
Designed Naturally: Natural bead jewelry
The Baked Apple: Apple muffins and breads
Terrapin Care Center: Chiropractic Care
SloanPie and Cakes: Family recipe desserts
College Park Hypnosis Center: Making positive changes easier

* This list reflects the vendors who have informed the Market Manager that they will be at the market.  This list is subject to change due to weather, illness or other life events. 🙂

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a vendor for our marketplease let us know.  We are always looking for more vendors. Our criteria is that the items have to be hand made.  If you prepare food- we are looking for other prepared food vendors.  Lastly, we are looking for a bread vendor.  If you know of a local company that would like to sell bread at our market please stop by the market‘s information table to speak with either the Market Manager or one of the Market‘s Board members.

Spay-A-Day Keeps the Litter Away

Through December 1st, 2017, the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division (AMD) will provide free spay/neuter services for dogs, cats and ferrets belonging to low-income individuals and families living in Prince George’s County (this does not include feral cats). This service is provided through a Maryland Department of Agriculture grant. For more information or to learn how you may qualify, contact Catherine Hernandez at 301-780-7252.