Perryville mart open for business
by Lisa Tome
Buy local. Eat fresh.
After being rained out two weeks ago, Perryville's Farmers' Market is once again open for the season. The market, along Roundhouse Drive, is open Fridays from 3-6 p.m. now until October.
Perryville's Economic Development Coordinator Billy Nelson coordinates the market and the vendors. Nelson said he hopes to attract a neighborhood brewery to the site in addition to the vendors who have currently signed on. He would also like to attract ice cream and cheese sellers/makers. Vendors pay $5 a week to sell their goods in Perryville or $25 for the season.
Kathy's Corner Shop, which is a store in North East, brings a selection of goods to the farm market. They are selling artisan jewelry, hand thrown pottery, signs, and autographed books. There is also a selection of home furnishings.
Suzette Jackson is at the market with her honey, handmade candles, and crafts.
Brewers Hideaway Farm is offering seasonal produce. There can also be arrangements for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pickups at the market from Brewers Hideaway Farm.
Charlie Kain is selling carved wood crafts. Melissa Comeau is selling children's books, alarms, and pepper spray.
Gail Jusiewicz offers Tastefully Simple products. Amy Earle represents Essential Earles bodycare products. The Swedish Farmer is on site with eggs.
Anyone interested in selling locally made or grown products at the Perryville Farmers' Market may contact Billy Nelson at 410-642-6066 or online at Bnelson@perryvillemd.org.
"We want to keep it going for the residents. The VA is right there (providing customers). We want this to grow. We are competing with others but we've been consistent with vendors.”
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