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DNR to Host Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market

Vegetables at the market

Annapolis, Md. (June 4, 2012) – Celebrate the start of summer and the delicious bounty it yields at the Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market kick-off, from 3 to 6 p.m. on June 7 in Annapolis. Hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the market will feature locally-grown fruit, vegetables, and specialty items from area farms all summer long.

“As always we look forward to hosting the market in support of our local farmers,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin. “We invite everyone to stop by and pick up some fresh, local produce.”

The DNR Farmers’ Markets will be located in the parking lot of the Tawes State Office Building at 580 Taylor Avenue in Annapolis. The market will run every Thursday, between June 7 and September 5, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Buying locally is one of the tenets of Governor Martin O’Malley’s Smart, Green & Growing initiative, which aims to secure a more sustainable future for the state of Maryland. The program urges Marylanders to buy locally-grown products at farmers’ markets, restaurants and grocery stores, as this keeps land open and productive, leading to a healthier overall environment.

With 138 farmers' markets in every county and Baltimore city, buying locally can be easy and convenient. Find a farmers' market near you, or read more about how you can participate in creating a better future for Maryland’s communities at green.maryland.gov/communities.html. For more information about Anne Arundel County Farmers' Markets, contact Lisa Barge at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation 410-222-7410 or visit their website aaedc.org.


   June 4, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation manages and promotes agricultural and environmental programs on behalf of Anne Arundel County. These programs are part of the AAEDC mission to serve business needs and to increase the County’s economic base through job growth and investment. For additional information on agriculture programs or Farmers Markets’ in Anne Arundel County please contact Lisa Barge at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, (410) 222-7410 or visit our website at www.aaedc.org/initiatives.