Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter. See you all tomorrow.
|A Day for Honey Bees…A Program for the Whole Year|
If you have been to MOM’s Organic Market this week, you will know that this Saturday, August 16, is National Honey Bee Day. According to the sponsoring organization’s website (http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/home.html), this year’s theme is “Sustainable Gardening Begins with Honey Bees.”
Here are a few quotes from the site to get an idea of their goals:
• Concerned citizens are increasingly getting involved as the plight of the honey bees becomes better understood. Many municipalities and townships are removing anti-beekeeping laws and restrictive codes. Many now know that honey bees are the pollinators of backyard gardens, and are vital for the overall health of the environment.
• The National Honey Bee Day is not about beekeepers; it is about educating the public, expanding the bee industry, and building bridges for the future.
• In years past, much of the bee industry has focused on beekeeping in regards to agriculture and farming. While the bee industry is vital to large agriculture that feeds much of the world, reality is that 98% of all who keep bees are backyard beekeepers. Most of them are in towns, cities, suburban areas, and not on traditional farms.New Vendor: Great Shoals Wines & Ciders
We might not have coffee at Hollywood Farmers Market at the moment, but we’re glad to welcome a new vendor that cells hard cider, wines, and sparkling wines. Local and regional farms grow the fruit that Great Shoals Wines & Ciders, based on the Eastern Shore, uses to make a wide range of products, some dry and some sweet.
Its first product—Spencerville Red Hard Apple— was released in 2011 and earned Gold and Best in Class Hard Cider at that year’s Maryland Governor’s Cup wine competition. Since then, the company has produced and released more than 20 unique hard ciders and wines, which continue to win awards at state and regional competitions.
Check them out online at http://www.greatshoals.com/, and be sure to come to the market on Saturday for a taste!
A Big Thanks to Our Sponsors
So far this year we have received contributions from the following north College Park businesses, and we appreciate the services they provide in our neighborhood.• Gailes Violin
This week’s Vendors
1. Upper Crust Bakery
Recipe of the Week: Fancy Water
Strawberry Lemon Basil Water
1. Fill a pitcher to the top with ice and fruit.
Hollywood Farmers Market is located at the Hollywood Shopping Center (near REI) on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm. Email: Hollywoodmarketcp@gmail.com. Phone: (301) 659 – 6295 Like us on the FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodmarket