The Buy Local Challenge will be finishing this weekend. Hope you’ve been successful in the challenge.

Sunday, August 5th starts the National Farmers Market week. We’ll be handing out I love Farmers Market Tattoos. If you want to participate in the National Farmers Market Coalition Instagram contest please check out the directions here ( .
Check out the bottom of the newsletter for more info in regards to the benefit of shopping at a farmers market.

The Animal Welfare Committee will be here this weekend for free microchipping for all College Park resident’s pets. A $20.00 fee for non College Park residents. If you have not had your pet microchipped, please consider doing so. This system has helped reunite animals to their owners.

This weekend, Jazz Harpist, Patrice Fisher and her student Karla Williams will preform at noon. Check out Patrice’s YouTube page:

Yoga Heights DC will return this week and are at the market around 10:30 am. It’s a perfect way to start the day!
If you would like to contact our group of instructors please email or visit their website

The University of Maryland Dairy is eager to become a vendor for the market and they are working on a safe way of transporting their ice cream cart from campus to our market. As soon as they can do this they will be at our market. Mel’s Munchies will have Vanilla Bean ice cream in containers.

Calvert Farm’s selection for this week looks amazing! We are loving all the summer fruits and veggies!
freshly ground nut butters – cashew, almond , peanut and honey roasted peanut
carrots w/ tops
new red potatoes
simply delicious creamy patty pan squash
yellow squash
maybe some zucchini
tomatoes – red & green
green bell peppers
sweet corn ( no gmo)
fresh cut herbs
beautiful flower bouquets
duck eggs
chicken eggs
beans – green , yellow, roma, purple
maybe some kale & chard – see if the weather holds – they do not like hot weather
mushrooms – crimini & portabella – we will bring the whites back later in the fall
variety bag
cows milk cheese from pastured cows
sheep’s milk cheese – camembert style

Upcoming weeks:
Local resident, Carol Macknis, will be at the market on August 5th representing the College Park Aviation Museum. August 12th marks the 100th anniversary of the first airmail delivery by the U.S. Postal Office Service between Washington, DC and New York. The flight originated from the College Park Airport. The museum will be hosting a three day event from August 10-12th. Ms. Macknis will have information regarding the event.

Returning (tentatively) vendors for this week include:
Alcoba Coffee: Guatemalan coffee by the pound and by the cup
A Little Pottery: Handmade pottery
Amity Kitchen: Thai food, Spring Rolls and Mango Sticky Rice
Baker Charley: Gluten free bread and baked goods
Bears, Books and Things: Homemade stuffed animals
Blessed Creations: Soaps and oils
Calvert Farm: Produce and fruits
Designed Naturally: Natural bead jewelry
Double Sharp: Local Musicians
Inge’s Crochet: Hand made crochet items
Mel’s Munchies: Sweets and ice cream
Roy and Arti’s Kitchen and Garden: Prepared Indonesian cuisine and vegetables
Stone Hearth Bakery: Fresh baked bread from Fredrick, MD.
Valencia’s Produce: Produce and flowers
Victory Chapel Family Farms: Local Honey
Waltz Family Farm: Meat, eggs and cheeses

These vendors will be returning at a later date:
College Park Hypnosis Center: Making positive changes easier
Elated Harmony: Massage
Heavenly Created Desserts: Hot dogs and desserts
Moonstruck Oyster Company: Shelled Oysters, Shucked Oysters, Cookbooks, etc. will return in September
Terrapin Care Center: Chiropractic Care
The Wood Dr.: Handmade wooden items
The Baked Apple: Apple muffins and breads
University of Maryland Dairy: Freshly made ice cream
VizingaWoodworks: Handcrafted jewelry and accessories

Other News:
Calvert Farm is looking for someone in the local area to help sell their produce. Farmer Pam has someone to drive the truck from Rising Sun but needs an additional hand to meet the staff member around 8am to help set up, sell and then take down at the end of the day. If you or someone you know who is trustworthy and a hard worker would like to fill that spot please contact


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