Thursday, June 21, 2012
Drop by the town center parking lot Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.
It may be almost 100° out there, but with fresh peaches, corn, and a sprinkler tent on offer, that's no reason to skip today's Riverdale Park Farmers Market. Drop by the town center parking lot from 3 to 7 p.m. for a wide array of fresh, local fare, including: For more information on the market, visit the RPFM Facebook page. Suggestions and feedback can be sent to email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Getting the gang on board for some late summer, early fall fun.
As you may or may not know, this is a great time of year for fruit-picking. (And as you may or may not know, I’m a sucker for fruit-picking). So much is available at local farms for pick-your-own – the peaches are lingering, the apples are just coming into season, and blackberries and raspberries are hanging on. There really are only a few short and precious weeks at the end of the summer where you can head out to the farm and come home with a variety of goodies (not limited to fruit either – you can find tomatoes, potatoes, spinach, broccoli, and flowers at many places). For these reasons, I make it a point to reserve a weekend day for the family to get out to the farm, usually around Labor Day. Problem is, the family is not always as …
Friday, July 1, 2011
The newest vendor arrived at the market Thursday with more fruit.
Following a career in the liquor industry, Stephen Blades decided to open an orchard with his family in Federalsburg, MD. Now, after their fourth season, Blades has brought his peaches to the farmers market, along with homemade jams. Blades Orchard made their first appearance at the market Thursday. The 63-acre orchard grows more than 20 acres of peaches, 10 acres of apples and lots of small berries. Currently, they sell fruit at six markets — five in Maryland and one in D.C.— and they operate and 80-family CSA. Folks looking to sign up for the CSA or to learn more about the farm can visit: http://www.bladesorchard.com/