Without a Farmers’ Market, Produce Stand Brings Fresh Vegetables to Cherry Hill
Despite all of the rain we’ve experienced this past month, farmers’ markets are booming. Farmers’ markets are great; they bring locally grown produce – often organic – to areas that are otherwise lacking fresh and healthy food. In addition, they put money back into the local economy. But what do you do if you live in a neighborhood that doesn’t have a grocery store AND doesn’t have a farmers’ market?
Start a produce stand. That’s what Ms. Juanita Ewell of the Cherry Hill Urban Garden did. Ms. Ewell runs a produce stand every Saturday from 8am until all of the produce is sold. You can even tour the garden and hand-pick your own veggies during this time! Can’t make it on Saturdays? You can also purchase produce from the garden throughout the week.
Both farmers’ markets and produce stands are great ways to connect with your community and learn about the many healthy food initiatives in your city. To learn more about what’s growing at the Cherry Hill Urban Garden, visit their website: http://cherryhillurbangarden.wordpress.com/. Click here to learn more about farmers’ markets in the Baltimore area.