Howard County Farmers’ Markets Abundant with Locally Grown Garden Plants

Local Nurseries Brighten Landscapes for Many at Howard County Farmers’ Markets
By: Howard County Farmers Markets News
 
COLUMBIA, Md. - May 28, 2013 - PRLog -- Howard County, MD – Howard County Farmers’ Markets are abundant with locally grown garden plants this planting season. From beautiful annuals and perennials to vegetable and herb plants, your Howard County Farmers’ Markets are set to supply you with a variety of choices this year.

Greenway Farms – Local to Howard County’s rural west, Greenway Farms features their own locally grown flowering annuals, vegetable and herb plants at the Saturday and Sunday Howard County Farmers’ Markets through June 9.  In addition, Greenway Farms is selling their hanging baskets and combination planters of flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Thistle Rock Nursery – Out of historic Sharpsburg, Maryland, Thistle Rock Nursery offers a wide variety of potted annuals (including 'Proven Winners'), vegetable plants and herbs this spring. The nursery also grows perennials, hanging baskets and planters. Beginning in September Thistle Rock will offer pansies, mums, ornamental kale, cabbage, pumpkins and gourds. Thistle Rock Nursery will be at the Thursday Howard County Farmers’ Market through June and return on Thursdays and Saturdays in starting in September.

Tomatoes Etc. Produce Farm – Known for their vibrant and tasty produce, Tomatoes Etc. Produce Farm out of Westminster, Maryland, is selling a wide variety of lush vegetable and herb plants this season.  Tomatoes Etc. Produce Farm is at the Howard County Farmers’ Markets every Thursday this market season.

In addition to these vendors who specialize in providing garden plants, TLV Tree Farm is selling a wide variety of hanging baskets, vegetable and herb plants. Market patrons may also enjoy TLV Tree Farm's seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, beef, pork and chicken at the Howard County Farmers' Markets this season on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Throughout the 2013 market season, farmers' market customers may find out more about our market vendors, what they offer and what's happening at all five Howard County Farmers’ Markets by visiting http://www.howardcountyfarmersmarkets.com.

Strawberries Starting to Avail Themselves!

Have you noticed how cool this season has been, that is, until our predicted three-day heat wave starting tomorrow?  The cool climate has had quite an effect on our local growing season which many connect with the beginning of the Howard County Farmers’ Markets.  Strawberries are one of the earliest fruits of the season and they usually are here in time to kick off the farmers’ markets. With this cool weather, strawberries have been scattered and thus far we’ve had just a small availability of locally grown strawberries at the farmers' markets. Within the next week strawberries will start to make a strong appearance at the Howard County Farmers’ Markets and will probably be at their peak in two-to-three weeks.  Yum . . . we bet you can already taste those locally-grown scrumptious strawberries you are about to buy at the Howard County Farmers’ Markets!

J'Adorn Designs 'adorns' Howard County Farmers' Markets

Just in time for the 2013 Summer Season, the Howard County Farmers' Markets are proud introduce J'Adorn Designs’ artisan, Alison Jefferies. Her array of  handmade jewelry includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, and custom bridal jewelry. J'Adorn's creative designs, which draw from many colors in our cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, first appeared as a guest vendor on May 24th and will be at the June 28th and July 26th Friday farmers’ markets this season. In addition, look for J'Adorn Designs at the Howard County Farmers' Markets on:  Wednesdays, June 5th and July 3rd;  Thursdays, July 11th, August 22nd, September 12th and October 3rd; and  Saturdays, June 15th, July 27th, August 31st and September 21st. Remember to J'Adorn yourself this 2013 farmers' market season!

Stone House Bakery Delectable Delights

Delightful, Delicious, and Delectable describe Stone House Bakery’s baked goods.  From Lois Trout’s delicious Cherry Pies and Lemon Pound Cakes to her delectable Cupcakes and Brownies, your taste buds will be extremely delighted with whatever you decide to send their way.Try a newly added treat for kids of all ages . . . Stone House Bakery’s Push Pops.  These whimsically colorful push pops come in several tasty flavors and are out-of-this-world delicious!  Remember to look for Stone House Bakery at the Howard County Farmers’ Markets on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the market season!
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