Local Farmers’ Market receives community support

The Cambridge Farmers’ Market plays a role in the efforts towards supporting local farm economy

The Cambridge Farmers’ Market plays a role in the efforts towards supporting local farm economy

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Farmers’ Market is thriving! Since the kick off of the new season at Long Wharf, everyone has been pleased to see the amazing support of the community! The market is free to the public. For many years, Cambridge has been known for their quality of food.

Throughout the season, the local venue has hosted several market guests highlighting food education through the local University of Maryland Extension Program to product demonstrations by the company behind the Tip Tough finger protection.

This week, Aug. 16 the market will be hosting, a Meet and Greet with Personal Chef Paul Cullen of Paul’s Kitchen. All are invited to come and learn all about the behind the scenes of being a personal chef.

Market vendors consist of, but are not limited to, local farmers, artisans, crafters and chefs. By shopping local, this creates a necessary impact on the local economy. Each vendor operates as a small business. Supporting their businesses, encourages growth and expansion in areas like job creation and other community opportunities.

In an article from the Modern Farmer, Dan Nosowitz writes, “There are many reasons to buy directly from farmers (at farmers markets or through CSAs) — higher quality produce, faster delivery times, supporting small farmers — but one that isn’t too well-understood is this exchange’s impact on the local economy.”

The Cambridge Farmers’ Market plays a small roll in the efforts towards supporting local farm economy. The Cambridge Farmers’ Market is only currently operational from May-October, every Thursday 3-6 p.m. The market is actively working with the WIC and in the future looking forward to housing SNAP patrons, to ensure all within the community are able to participate in the buying of local fresh produce.

According to a statement from the market manager, “It is the desire of the Cambridge Farmers’ Market, to ensure all within the community have access to fresh produce and local goods from our market vendors. We have partnered up with an affordable local food delivery service that will deliver to your home or office. You may place your order via phone 443-351-7870 or online www.beattherushdelivery.com. Call today to setup an account and mention this code: LongWharfMarket and receive a half-off your first delivery! If you wish to become a vendor or have questions for our market manager, email us atmarket@downtowncambridge.org”

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