November 20th, 2013

Thanksgiving markets

by Amy Crone

The holidays are upon us, and your farmers market is a fantastic place to shop for a variety of foods to festoon your Thanksgiving table.  Many markets in Maryland stay open through Thanksgiving and some re-open for special holiday markets just so that you have an opportunity to locally source your feast from your favorite farmers.

We’ve put together a map to help you find markets open until or through the holiday; check out this link: Markets Open for Thanksgiving

and try something different this year – plan to shop the farmers market first.

You may even spark a new conversation over that plate of local greens, after you’ve poured local wine, or while passing the handmade biscuits when you share a story about the farmer or local food artisan that helped make your feast fantastic and unique.

About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.