NCP residents discuss Farmers Market in Hollywood

For the past several weeks, Councilmember Wojahn and I have been having weekly meetings with a group of residents to start a Farmer’s market in north College Park.

Earlier, a survey run by Hollywood resident Kimberly Schumann showed overwhelming support for the market among the residents in our area. A farmer’s market in North College Park will help improve sustainability and walkability among our residents and will also help revitalize the Hollywood commercial district. These objectives are in line with City’s action plan and also Route 1 sector plan.

The Hollywood Farmers market will be very much run by residents in north College Park. So far, the residents have formed a market committee and are working on a number of few other tasks. Those include creating By-laws, forming a 501C3 non-profit entity, seeking grants and sponsorship, making a marketing plan, designing a website  and contacting vendors.

The residents want to start the market sometime in early June, somewhere at the  intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Edgewood Road.

At tomorrow’s worksession, we will present the progress made so far about the our Farmer’s market and discuss the extent of City’s involvement in this market.

Once we finalize the details of this market, we’ll let you all know more in the next few weeks.

There will be also a presentation at May 9th NCPCA meeting on our market. In the mean time, if you are interested in helping out the market committee, please let me know.