By Tim Williams

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Just in time for the holiday season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market has hit full stride.  As Tim Williams reports, this is the single busiest day for area produce under the JFX.

For many local food shoppers, you can get over the river or through the woods without first stopping under the JFX.

“Down here for the Thanksgiving holiday to get some of the vegetables for salads and all kinds of stuff,” said Debbie Mugrage.

This is the busiest day of the year for the regions’ farmers.  All of them are expecting great sales.

“To go back with an empty truck,” said farmer Ethan White.

For 33 years, many have shopped local produce for Thanksgiving.

Turnip greens from here are a yearly tradition for Caro Jackson.

“They’re fresh and we’re supporting our Maryland farmers,” Jackson said.

For others, however, the market and bazaar are a new phenomenon.

“I’ve bought more things I’ve never seen the colors of, like purple cabbage and purple cauliflower.  I mean, I’ve just been amazed,” said Pat Mugrage.

It’s a tough day for seasoned farmers, like 11-year-old Brad Woerner.

“I woke up at 1:45,” Woerner said.

But there isn’t a more wonderful time of the year for making some dough for the holiday.

If you missed shopping at the market Sunday, you still have time before the holiday season is completely over.  The farmers’ market is here, under the JFX, until December 19.

For more information on the market and its vendors, click here or call 877-BALTIMORE.


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