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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
Last Saturday the support from the community at the Market was incredible and we are so very grateful and thankful for the unwavering and strong support from the community.
Despite our best efforts, the Town has made the decision to close down the Market until May 15th. Obviously this is very upsetting news as the Market is essential to supporting the local food system and the economy. A few solutions offered in the discussion were to space vendors, set up hand washing stations, space crowds, and require vendors to use gloves and hand sanitize. However the decision remained to keep it closed.
While grocery stores play an important role in the food system, Farmers Market offer several alternatives that the grocery stores cannot replicate. At Farmers’ Markets, the food does not travel a thousand miles, it is not touched by several hands, and the food is fresher! Grocery stores are not open air, there is a larger area for germs to spread and generally contain larger crowds. Per the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Farmers Market are exempt from the gathering rule. For many vendors at the Market this is their sole source of income and it supports their families and business. It is my firm belief that we should be doing everything we can on developing solutions while keeping the health and safety of the customers the top priority.
We are working on developing other ways to have your favorite market products accessible for you, so please stay updated.
Again thank you for your support, it means the world to us. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Farmers Market Manager
On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon beginning about the third Saturday in March and ending about the last Saturday in December, located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as the hand-crafted works of local artisans.
A reduced vendor participation Winter Market remains open throughout the winter, weather permitting.
The Town will be divided into two collection areas, both of which will be serviced twice each week. Collection of garbage and trash will be conducted in one area on Monday and Thursday evenings, and the other on Sunday and Wednesday evenings; except no collection will be made on New Years’ Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, but will be made on the next regular collection day after the holiday. Recycling: Paper, aluminum, household plastics picked up each Friday call 410-928-3333 (Infinity Recycling).
Last modified: March 18, 2020