by Lisa Tome
Spring is in the air.
And in Perryville that means that the Friday evening Farmers' Market is back in business.
Some of the favorite vendors from past years are returning.
Calvert Farm will be selling organic produce, Van Houten Gardens will return with their wares, Teresa Trczinka is back with jams and jellies, North by North East Productions will have craft items, Rock Run Hollow will have local honey, and Romancing the Scone will return with baked goods.
New vendors this year include Third Way Farm with produce and chicken, Crow Farm with wine and angus beef, Dale Davis with produce and cheddar cheese, Keyes Creamery's ice cream, and Essential Earle's soaps and lotions.
"We have just about anything you want," said Mary Ann Skilling, Perryville's town planner.
Work is underway aligning town ordinances with state ordinances to allow for the wine tastings at the farm market. Wineries are licensed through the state. Skilling said that the town needs to align their ordinance to be compatible with the state when it comes to wineries.
According to Skilling, there will be more entertainment this year with the Music at the Market program. Performances were popular last year and is returning in a more organized fashion.
Charlie Hitman will perform on May 8 from 3-7 p.m.
Somethin' Borrowed will perform June 5 from 5-7 p.m.
Becky Titelman will perform June 19 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Beth Baker and Friends will perform June 26 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Work is underway at Lower Ferry Park. Skilling said that by the end of this year, hopefully, the permanent farm market venue will be in place. The farm market is held May 1 through October 30 from 3-7 p.m. at Lower Ferry Park at the corner of Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive.
For current updates on the Perryville Farmers' Market go to the town website at www.perryvillemd.org.
Vendor spaces are still available. Seasonal rates are $25. Weekly vendor rate is $5.