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Jones Station Severna Park Farmers Market celebrates 25 years

A sensory feast — colorful fruits and veggies, fresh eggs and meat, well-tended ornamental plants along with herbs and veggie plants — that’s the main reason to go to a farmers market. But education and the ability to speak directly with producers run a close second. At the Jones Station Farmers Market, education includes beekeeper and honey seller Peter Quinton’s display of what bees do to make honey and Lori Beard spinning wool roving into yarn.
    If you’ve not been to the market in a while, schedule a visit. A few years back, the market lost some major vendors to retirement and illness. But it’s rebounded and then some. On a recent Saturday, vendors offered ornamentals to edibles, including culinary herbs to plant at home; seasonal fruits and vegetables; various baked goods; coffee; eggs, chicken and beef; honey; canned seasonal veggies, including pickles and asparagus, jams, condiments and dressings; and felted soap balls. Some produce is certified organic.

Farmers Markets

Thursday

DNR Farmers Market
3-6pm, Department of Natural Resources parking lot, Taylor Ave., Annapolis: 410-222-7410; www.aaedc.org.

Deale Farmers Market
3-6pm, Cedar Grove United Methodist Church parking lot, 5965 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale: 410-867-4993; www.aaedc.org.

Solomons Farmers Market
4-8pm, Riverwalk, Solomons: 410-535-4583; www.calvertag.com.

Friday

Anne Arundel Medical Center Farmers Market
10:30am-1:30pm, Clatanoff Pavilion’s Garden Café, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis: 443-534-4515.

Clock Tower Farmers Market
4-7pm, Clock Tower Place, Forest Dr., Annapolis:
410-990-0650.

North Beach Farmers Market
6-9pm, 5th St. to Bay Ave., North Beach: 301-855-6681; www.ci.north-beach.md.us.

Saturday

AACo Farmers Market
7am-noon, Riva Rd. & Harry S Truman Pkwy., Annapolis: 410-349-0317; www.aaedc.org.

Calvert County Farmers Market
7:30am-noon, Calvert County Fairgrounds, Barstow:
410-535-4583; www.calvertag.com.

Jones Station Farmers Market
8am-noon, Park and Ride, Ritchie Hwy. and Jones Station Rd., Severna Park: 410-924-3092.

Montpelier Farmers Market
9am-7pm farmers market and bazaar-style craft fair and flea market every first and third Saturday thru Sept. 1 at 1720 Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro: 410-320-0464; www.montpelierfarms.com.

Sunday

Freshfarm Market
8:30am-noon, Donner parking lot, City Dock, Annapolis: www.freshfarmmarket.org.

Westfield Farmers Market
10am-2pm at Macy’s Orange parking garage, The Westfield Mall, Annapolis: 410-349-0317; www.aaedc.org.

Tuesday

AACo Farmers Market
7am-noon at Riva Rd. & Harry S Truman Pkwy., Annapolis: 410-349-0317; www.aaedc.org.

Calvert Memorial Farmers Market
3-7pm at Calvert Memorial Hospital, 130 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick: 410-535-4583; www.calvertag.com.

Wednesday

Piney Orchard Farmers Market
2-6:30pm at Stream Valley Dr., off Rt. 170, Odenton:
410-867-9162; www.aaedc.org.

    To celebrate its 20th year, the market is giving away a cookbook with vendors’ favorite seasonal recipes. The recipes that go with the produce on offer, says manager Anita Robertson, so you’ll find all you need at the market, plus additional recipes as the season progresses.