Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Potatoes for sale at the Baltimore Farmers Market

I don't get why for the most part, food prices are so high at farmers markets in the DC-MD area (I don't have a lot of experience attending markets in Northern Virginia, so this comment doesn't extend to those markets, yet).

The Baltimore Farmers Market on Sundays and the Waverly Farmers Market (32nd Street Market) on Saturdays in Baltimore are my favorite markets in the region.

Last weekend was Artscape, so we went to Baltimore and attended the Sunday Farmers Market as part of our trip.

This farmer-vendor was selling two boxes of potatoes, admittedly not organic, for $3. The day before we were in Silver Spring and for the first time we walked through the Saturday Farmers Market there. One box of red potatoes was $6.

The Farmers Market Coalition has a new campaign, "Markets are Up" to promote farmers markets, in recognition of National Farmers Market Week, August 2nd to August 8th.


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