Farmers’ Market Closes For Another Year

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been a successful season for Baltimore’s historic farmers’ market. Sunday marked the end of its 33rd year and, as Tim Williams shows us, vendors and shoppers alike are looking forward to the spring.

With the only heat downtown coming from the booths of vendors, Baltimore’s historic farmers’ market is closing up shop and the crowds are winding down as its 33rd year has come to a successful end.

“The season has been outstanding this year. Everyone’s out buying local, big time,” said Zeke’s Coffee owner Thomas Rhodes.

By most accounts, vendors saw an increase in market business this year over last, despite the economy.

“People always have to eat, no matter how poor our nation is getting. We gotta eat. We’ve been a little slow but good,” said Conscious Caterers owner Malikah Collier.

And this year, some families have grown along with their businesses.

“My wife and daughters, they come down and support me every week,” said The Wild Pea owner Blake Wollman.

Stay tuned until spring for a warmer reopening.

With snow last year and rain the year before, the market was canceled on its final day. This is the first time in three years they’ve closed on schedule. The good news is, they got their last day in and will also be opening one month early in 2011.

The market will officially reopen on Sunday, April 3.

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