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SUNDAY BRUNCH

Sept 27 – SUNDAY BRUNCH presented by Centreville Farmers’ Market. 12N-3pm. Lawyers Row, Centreville. Info: 410-758-1180 ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.

Centreville Farmers’ Market launches Healthy Living Series on Saturday, May 31

imagesCentreville Farmers’ Market launches Healthy Living Series on Saturday, May 31

Eating vegetables and fruits is one step to living a healthier life. Centreville Farmers’ Market volunteers are bringing this idea to the forefront by presenting a series of events called the “Healthy Living Series.” All events are free and will take place at the farmers’ market at Lawyers Row and Commerce Street, Centreville.

Events include:

  • Saturday, May 31, Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors, 11 a.m. – noon. Join Tina Squibb, resident and certified Holistic Health Coach, as she tours the market and introduces you not only to our market farmers and vendors, but also to some seasonal produce. Learn about the nutritional value and some fun recipes to try out. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 28, Food Safety and Storage, 9 to 11 a.m. Stop wasting food. Join Bonnie Anthony of the Queen Anne’s County Health Department, for this informational program on safety and storage.
  • Saturday, July 26. Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors, 11 a.m. – noon. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 30, Blood pressure screenings, 9 to 11 a.m. Queen Anne’s County Health Department will conduct free blood pressure screenings at the market.
  • Saturday, October 25, Kids Day at the Market, 9 to 11 a.m. Enjoy free kids activities at the market.

For more information, call Centreville Main Street at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.

 

Centreville Farmers’ Market hosts NASCAR driver and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb

Helmet2R Truck_9142RCentreville Farmers’ Market hosts NASCAR driver and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb

Driver/Owner to sign autographs and promote Driven2Honor veterans non-profit on May 28

Once known as a southern and Midwest sport, stock car racing is enjoying popularity all across the nation. Remarkably was one the fastest growing demographic in the fan base is women. Two weekends a year Eastern Shore fans get to join with friends and family at their home track Dover International Speedway. However, this year area families will get the chance to meet NASCAR driver and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb at the Centreville Farmers’ Market.

Cobb will sign autographs and promote her veterans’ non-profit Driven2Honor on Wednesday, May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Centreville Farmers’ Market is located in the Court House Square at Lawyers Row and Commerce Street in downtown Centreville.

Driver and owner of the #10 truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Cobb has recently accomplished several historical feats in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series including:

  • highest finishing female driver in the overall points for a season (2010)
  • highest finish by a female driver in the series (6th place, 2011)
  • most starts by a female driver in the series (50+ 2012)

Cobb began racing at the grassroots level of NASCAR in Kansas City in 1991 though her dream of racing began when she was just eight-years-old. When she is not competing in the race truck she enjoys motivational speaking and working in media, marketing and advertising. Cobb also serves as a public speaker, entrepreneur and a corporate spokesperson. She has co-hosted a television program on Time Warner’s Metro Sports TV called Inside Motorsports and had a weekly feature on the home page of NASCAR.com called All Access with JJC.

In 2011, Cobb launched Driven2Honor (www.Driven2Honor.org), a non-profit to recognize the efforts and plights of female military members. Driven2Honor honors a female military member (past or current) with a VIP behind-the-scenes experience at every NASCAR event in which she competes. The non-profit is currently raising funds to help house homeless female veterans.

In addition to signing free autographs at the Centreville Farmers’ Market, Cobb will be selling Drive2Honor merchandise. Area veterans groups are helping to promote the event with the Centreville Main Street program. For more information, contact (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org. To stay connected throughout the market season, “like” facebook.com/centrevillemarket and facebook.com/centrevillemainstreet.

“This NASCAR driver appearance is only one of many events that will take at the farmers’ market this year,” says Carol D’Agostino, Centreville Main Street manager. “Farmers’ markets are traditional places for people to not only buy farm-fresh produce and locally made products, but also to socialize with friends and neighbors. Creating activities that draw people to our downtown is important as we work to create a vibrant town,” she adds.

The 2014 market season will also include a “Healthy Living Series” of events. Upcoming events include:

  • Saturday, May 31, Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors, 11 a.m. – noon. Join Tina Squibb, resident and certified Holistic Health Coach, as she tours the market and introduces you not only to our market farmers and vendors, but also to some seasonal produce. Learn about the nutritional value and some fun recipes to try out. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 28, Food Safety and Storage, 9 to 11 a.m. Stop wasting food. Join Bonnie Anthony of the Queen Anne’s County Health Department, for this information program on safety and storage.
  • Saturday, July 26. Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors, 11 a.m. – noon. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 30, Blood pressure screenings, 9 to 11 a.m. Queen Anne’s County Health Department will conduct free blood pressure screenings at the market.
  • Saturday, October 25, Kids Day at the Market, 9 to 11 a.m. Enjoy free kids activities at the market. 

PHOTO: (Helmet shot) NASCAR driver and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb will appear at the Centreville Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cobb will sign free autographs and promote Driven2Honor, her veterans non-profit. For more information, call (410) 758-1180, ext. 17, email mainstreet@townofcentreville.org or “like” facebook.com/centrevillemarket. Photo Credit/Debbie Ross.   

 

PHOTO: (Truck shot) Jennifer Jo Cobb, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver and team owner, will make Centreville Farmers’ Market her first pit stop on the way to Dover International Speedway on Wednesday, May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Her hauler and truck will be waiting for her in Dover, but she will be available for free autographs and photos at the market. Cobb will also be promoting her veterans’ non-profit Driven2Honor. To stay connected for updates, “like” facebook.com/centrevillemarket and facebook.com/centrevillemainstreet or contact (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org. Photo Credit/Debbie Ross.

Centreville Farmers Market opens April 23 with new vendors and “Healthy Living Series”

marketplants marketstandCentreville Farmers Market opens April 23 with new vendors and “Healthy Living Series”

Events, Maryland Blue Crabs, artisan and gluten-free breads highlight new market features

Farmers markets often come to mind when shoppers think about purchasing locally grown produce. However, farmers markets are equally important for the farmer or vendor looking to directly sell to consumers as well as to the community where the market is located.

Locally the Centreville Farmers’ Market, Lawyers Row and Commerce Streets, will open its season on Wednesday, April 23, at 3 p.m. The market will be open through October 25.  Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Ribbon cutting and shoppers’ giveaway

The market will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 23 at 3:15 p.m. at the Court House Square, on Commerce Street. The first 150 shoppers will receive a 13”’x 10” BPA free flexible cutting board, which is sponsored by 13 local businesses. Giveaway sponsors are: BB & T; CNB; Callahan’s Gas & Appliance; Commerce Street Creamery; Commitment Fitness; Edwards Pharmacy; Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home; Freestate & Son; Queenstown Bank; Queen Anne’s County Library; Rosendale Realty; Serendipidee; and Whitehill Consulting, LLC.

Like last year shoppers to the 2014 Centreville Farmers’ Market will enjoy waived (free) parking between 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and three reserved shoppers’ parking spots on Commerce Street, as well as courtesy shopping carts. In addition, the shoppers’ loyalty card will be returning this year. Shoppers can pick up their card at Town Hall or from any of the vendors at the market. Shoppers will get their cards punched at every market day they shop. After completing the 10-punch card, shoppers turn their cards in for drawings for market vouchers. Two drawings will take place; one in July and one in October.

This year’s market will be managed by returning market co-managers:

  • Arlene Warner (Greensboro, MD) of Arlene’s Creations with a wide selection of baked goods and sewn items as aprons, bibs, placemats, potholders and other handmade items; and
  • David King (Church Hill, MD) of Crowning Glory Farm, returning with a wide selection of produce such as tomatoes, string beans, squash, turnips, sweet potatoes and red potatoes, and plants and cut flowers.

Joining Warner and King in the governance of the farmers’ market is an advisory group. Members are: Val Coulby; Bob Elliott; Christine Jones; Kimberly Kempel; and Sandy Simpson.

New event programs: Healthy Living Series 

The 2014 market season will include a series of activities and programming organized by a new volunteer group called the “Healthy Living Series” sub-group. Most events will take place the last Saturday of each month with selected events on Wednesdays. Topics include: blood pressure screenings; canning; healthy eating; food storage and safety; “Meet Your Farmers Market Vendors;” composting; and Kids Day at the market. A complete schedule will be available at the market and at Town Hall.

Healthy Living Series sub-group members include: Uma Borkar, faculty extension assistant, Nutrition, University of Maryland Extension, Queen Anne’s & Kent counties; Stephanie Kelly of Commitment Fitness & Personal Training, LLC; Tina Squibb, resident and certified Holistic Health Coach; and Mary Ann Thompson, RN, BSN; director of Clinical Programs, Queen Anne’s County Department of Health. To suggest a health and wellness topic or to join the group, contact Carol D’Agostino, Main Street manager, at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.

New at the market: Breads, blue crabs, gluten-free baked goods, and freshly-ground flour

Maryland blue crabs as well as gluten-free baked goods are among the new items for sale at this year’s seasonal market, which continues the growth momentum from 2013. “Last year we nearly doubled the amount of vendors from the previous year,” says Carol D’Agostino, Main Street manager. “We need to continue growing the market by adding more products to add to the diversity of items available for our shoppers,” she adds.

Shopper and advisory group member Christine Jones concurs. “The Centreville Farmers Market sells quality produce and other market products. Since I work at the Board of Elections it is very convenient for me to take a break and buy what I need. Adding to the variety can only be good for everyone,” she adds. Vendor Niambi Davis of Sand and Silk Soaps of Centreville appreciates shoppers like Jones. “There are a lot of shoppers I see week in and week out. There’s a sense of community here. We all (vendors) appreciate the support for our individual businesses,” she ads.

As of press time this season’s new vendors include:

  • Commerce Street Creamery (Centreville, MD), Italian ice.
  • Crystal Anders (Centreville, MD), gluten-free baked goods.
  • Belinda Lee Seafood (Centreville, MD), Maryland blue crabs.
  • Beverly Diane Designs, (Centreville, MD), handmade teddy bears, fabric and leather goods, as well as custom items.

Artisan Beverly Seman sold at the winter market, but this will be her first year at the seasonal market.

  • Darland Manor Farm (Centreville, MD), freshly-ground flour, cut flowers, and freshly-cut herbs.
  • Flouring Faith (Denton, MD), pretzel rolls, egg-braids, and a variety of other breads, biscuits and rolls.
  • Jerry Geesaman (Centreville, MD), handmade birdhouses. Jerry is another winter market vendor who will be selling at the seasonal market for the first time.
  • Grandmother’s Soap (Chestertown, MD), lotions, balms, and bath products.

Returning vendors include:

  • Cedar Run Farm (Sudlersville, MD), Meats, fresh eggs and free range chickens.
  • Corsica Gems (Centreville, MD), jewelry featuring natural gems.
  • Eve’s Cheese (Melitota, MD), farm fresh cheese.
  • Fairview Farm (Centreville, MD), muffins, breads, and other homemade food items.
  • Godfrey’s Farm (Sudlersville, MD), fruits and vegetables, including their popular asparagus.
  • Idleweiss Farm (Centreville, MD), organic strawberries.
  • Knopp’s Farm on the Shore (Federalsburg, MD), vegetables and fruits.
  • Kristy’s Backyard Bloom’s (Centreville, MD), flats, flowering baskets and arrangements.
  • Pamela’s Heavenly Treats (Centreville, MD), cupcakes, cookies, brownies and cake pops.
  • D’Anna Chevron Pinkett (Centreville, MD), cookies.
  • Rainbow of Handicrafts (Centreville, MD), fabric and plastic crafts, including sports team items, tissue box covers, magnets, and baby blankets.
  • Mary Ralston (Stevensville, MD), jewelry.
  • St. Michaels Winery (St. Michaels, MD), wine.
  • Sand and Silk Soaps (Centreville, MD), note cards, soaps, and lotions.
  • Tomahawk Farms (Centreville, MD), plants and flowers.
  • Victory Farms (Church Hill, MD), jams, produce, potpourri, spices and herbs, baked goods, and plants.
  • White Pines Farm (Centreville, MD), wide selection of vegetables including Bob Baer’s popular sweet corn, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and other vegetables.           

Vendor information

Centreville Farmers’ Market is still accepting farmer and vendor applications. Seafood vendors (fresh Maryland caught fish), artisan crafts, locally made value-added food items (honey, sauces, etc), and locally roasted coffee vendors are needed. Applications are available online at http://www.townofcentreville.org/departments/main-street.asp or at Town Hall.

For more information, contact market co-managers Arlene Warner at (410) 841-9269 or David King at (443) 262-6420 or davidkking.is@gmail.com or Main Street manager Carol D’Agostino (410) 758-1180, ext. 17, mainstreet@townofcentreville.org. To stay connected throughout the market season, “like” facebook.com/centrevillemarket and facebook.com/centrevillemainstreet.

PHOTO: Mushrooms were one of the new additions to last year’s seasonal Centreville Farmers’ Market. Vendors joining the 2014 market will be selling new products such as, including Maryland Blue Crabs, gluten-free baked goods, and artisan breads like egg-braids and pretzel rolls. The market will open April 23. For more information, call (410) 758-1180, ext. 17, email mainstreet@townofcentreville.org or “like” facebook.com/centrevillemarket.

PHOTO: Centreville Farmers’ Market sells flats, flowers and plants, in addition to fruits, vegetables, artisan crafts, baked goods, and a variety of value-added items like jams. The 2014 market opens Wednesday, April 23 at Lawyers Row and Commerce Street in downtown Centreville. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October 25. For more information, call (410) 758-1180, ext. 17, or email mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.

Centreville Farmers’ Market solicits shoppers’ feedback; seeks volunteers for healthy living series

Frmers-MarketCentreville Farmers’ Market solicits shoppers’ feedback; seeks volunteers for healthy living series

CENTREVILLE, MD – In an effort to gather data and feedback to fuel further enhancements to the Centreville Farmers’ Market, the Main Street Office and farmers’ market leadership are reaching out to former and current farmers’ market shoppers with a short survey. The deadline for completing the survey is February 28. The survey is available online at http://bit.ly/1de1Oxc. Shoppers may request a Word version of the survey by emailing mailstreet@townofcentreville.org.

Planning for the 2014 season includes the formation of a “Health Living” subgroup of the farmers market to explore the creation of educational and hands-on programming on nutrition, exercise and wellness. Doctors, fitness business leaders, nutritionists, residents, and others interested in this concept are encouraged to contact Carol D’Agostino, Main Street Manager, at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org. The group’s first meeting will take place no later than late February.

For more information or to receive a shoppers’ survey or a vendor application, contact Carol D’Agostino, Main Street Manager at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17, or  mainstreet@townofcentreville.org. To stay connected about the farmers market and Main Street activities like facebook.com/CentrevilleMainStreet and facebook.com/CentrevilleFarmersMarket

Centreville Farmers’ Market Welcomes Wineries: Governor Martin O’Malley Signs New Off-site Events Permit Into Law

billsigning (400 x 329)Farmers’ market shoppers throughout Maryland will soon be able to purchase wine along with their locally grown fruits and vegetables thanks to a new bill recently signed into law by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. Effective June 1, the law allows Maryland Class 4 wineries to sell at farmers’ markets without the previous county-by-county restrictions and limits.

House Bill 978, the statewide bill introduced by Maryland Delegate Charles E. Barkley, was processed through the Maryland legislature along with a couple similar county-specific bills like House Bill 1197 (HB 1197) for Queen Anne’s County introduced by Delegates Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., Jay A. Jacobs, and Michael D. Smigiel. HB 1197 was initiated by the Centreville Main Street Program in coordination with the Maryland Wineries Association with the hopes that one of their bills would pass.

“The law includes farmers’ markets as well as other off-site events like wine festivals and makes it easier for wineries to participate at off-site events without barriers based on jurisdictions and numbers of days,” says Kevin Atticks, executive director, Maryland Wineries Association. “Working with Centreville Main Street and other jurisdictions increased our chances of success. It’s a win-win for the wineries as well as the consumers,” he adds. For Centreville Main Street, the coordinated effort represents the first major success for the emerging program that just celebrated its first anniversary earlier this year. “When our new Main Street manager came to us to request our support we whole-heartedly gave it our backing,” says George (Smokey) Sigler, president of the Centreville Town Council. “Adding new vendors and differentiating our market from others have been goals of ours, so the wine legislation just made sense,” he adds.

The first winery to join the market will be Tilmon’s Island Winery, Sudlersville, who will use their old special events permits to begin selling at the market on Saturday, May 18. The winery will sell Bohemia River Reserve – a dry white, Nectar de Harbor Court – a semi-sweet blush, Bay Country Chambourcin – a dry red, and Dame Judith’s Red Hat Red – a sweet red.

Centreville Farmers’ Market is currently recruiting additional wineries. For more information, contact Carol D’Agostino, Main Street manager, at (410) 758-1180, ext. 13, mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.

Under the new permit, Class 4 wineries may attend any farmers’ market in Maryland to which they are invited, provided the market is listed in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Directory. In addition, there are no limits to the number of markets (or market days) a winery may attend. The new law removes the county-by-county restrictions and limits.

All wineries are being encouraged to apply for the off-site event permit prior to June 1 so it may be effective when the law goes into effect.

For more information on the farmers’ market, contact Arlene Warner at (410) 841-9269, David King at (443) 262-6420 or davidkking.is@gmail.com or Carol D’Agostino, Main Street manager at (410) 758-1180, ext. 13, mainstreet@townofcentreville.org. To stay connected throughout the market season, visit facebook.com/centrevillemarket.

In photo: Bill Signing … Back row, from left, are: Joy Weber, Rob Deford, Boordy Vineyards; Maryland Delegate Sally Jameson; Kevin Atticks, executive director, Maryland Wineries Association; Maryland Delegate Jay A. Jacobs; Maryland Delegate Charles E. Barkley, sponsor; Ray Brasfield, Cygnus Wine Cellars; Jade Ostner, Maryland Wineries Association; Pat Roddy, Esq, RLLS; Maryland Delegate Stephen S. Hershey, Jr.; Maryland Delegate Jon Cardin. Front row, from left, are: Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., president of the Maryland Senate; Governor Martin O’Malley, Michael E. Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.

 

New Hours, Vendors and Wine Highlight Upcoming Season; Centreville Farmers’ Market Launches Season April 24th

marketgrp (400 x 300)Farmers markets have traditionally been the place to go to pick up fresh produce and perhaps some craft items. However, over the past two decades as consumers have become more concerned with gaining better access to locally produced, healthy foods, farmers markets have grown exponentially.

In fact, according to a study of the USDA National Farmers Market Directory since 1994, the number of farmers markets in the United States has more than quadrupled to a reported 7,864 in August 2012.

Locally, the Centreville Farmers’ Market, Lawyers Row and Commerce Street, is enjoying its own “growth spurt” as it prepares to open its market season on Wednesday, April 24th. The market has changed its hours of operation as well as expanded its product diversity, and is fine-tuning market practices to better serve their customers while attracting new ones.

Enhancements include:
• New hours: 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
• Parking: Parking will be waived from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays to make it easier for shoppers.
• Special market parking and concierge services: Personalized services like loading customer purchases into their vehicles are also being planned.
• Visibility for downtown businesses: Special sales and offers available at downtown businesses will also be promoted at the market.

Ribbon-cutting and free market bags
The Centreville Farmers’ Market will officially launch its market season on Wednesday, April 24th, with a ribbon cutting at 3:15 p.m. The first 150 customers on opening week will receive a free market tote bag and can start using a frequent shopper loyalty card. Another new component to the market will be a partnership for the Queen Anne’s County Future Farmers of America students. Students will work on various projects connected to the market.

“On the off-season our Main Street program has been working on ways to enhance the market for the shoppers, vendors and for the downtown businesses,” says George (Smokey) Sigler, president of the Centreville Town Council. “We’ve brought all the stakeholders together, the farmers and shoppers, and recruited committed volunteers. We’ve even worked on legislative issues to allow wine to be sold at farmers markets,” he adds.

Returning vendors

The 2013 market will welcome back last year’s farmers and vendors who will tempt customers with their farm fresh produce and locally produced value-added items. Returning market favorites are:
• White Pines Farm (Centreville, MD) – Each year shoppers await Bob Baer’s delicious tomatoes and, corn, as well as other vegetables.
• Victory Farms (Church Hill, MD) – Elaine Dow will be bringing her jams, produce, potpourri, spices and herbs, baked goods, plants and miscellaneous craft items to market.
• Crowning Glory Farm (Church Hill, MD) –Co-market manager David King and his brother Donald will return with their tomatoes, string beans, squash, turnips, sweet potatoes and red potatoes.
• Co-market manager Arlene Warner (Greensboro, MD) – Arlene will be helping us all break our diets with her delectable baked goods as well as aprons, bibs, placemats, potholders and other handmade items.
• Idleweiss Farm (Centreville, MD) – Linnie Weiss’ strawberries are always a big hit.

New farmers market vendors
At press time our new vendor list included:
• Black Bottom Farm (Massey, MD) selling pastured Angus whole steer ground beef; woodlot raised whole hog sausage, and pastured rosy veal.
• Godfrey’s Farm (Sudlersville, MD) selling a variety of fruits and vegetables, including their famous asparagus.
• Eve’s Cheese (Melitota, MD) selling cheddar and Colby cheese.
• Magnolia Bread Company (Sudlersville, MD) selling artisan breads.
• Homestead Farms (Millington, MD), an organic, community supported, first generation family farm, selling a wide variety of organic vegetables, including root vegetables, greens, and tomatoes.
• Native Daughter Nursery (Centreville, MD) selling plants native to the eastern coastal plains grown with only organic pesticides and fungicides.
• Crystal Anders (Centreville, MD) selling gluten-free baked goods.

Vendors selling locally-produced handmade items will be added this the market this year, and include:
• The Mystical Ladies Collection from Craft Show Boutique (Chester, MD) selling an earthy and chic line of nature-inspired jewelry, bath and beauty products, and island-inspired home décor.
• Christine Gromley (Centreville, MD) – A craft vendor who sold at the Centreville Farmers’ Market back in 2011.

Market leadership and volunteers
The market is under the direction of Arlene Warner who served as market manager last year. Arlene is returning in a leadership role, and is joined by David King. The two serve as co-market managers, dividing up responsibilities to coordinate the market. Centreville Farmer’s Market shoppers know David as he and his brother Donald have been selling at the market for several years for their family farm, Crowning Glory Farm, located in Church Hill, Md.

In the off-season an advisory group has been recruited through the Main Street Program’s Clean, Safe, and Green Committee. This enthusiastic group has been working diligently to create vendor diversity, add capacity to the market, and enhance the shopping experience. Members include: Val Coulby; Bob Elliott; Gayle Jayne; Laura Sanford; and Sandy Simpson.

For more information on the Farmer’s Market, contact Arlene Warner at (410) 841-9269, David King at (443) 262-6420 or davidkking.is@gmail.com or Carol D’Agostino, Main Street Manager at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17, Mainstreet@townofcentreville.org. To stay connected throughout the market season, visit facebook.com/centrevillemarket.

In photo: Planning the footprint of the market … A newly formed Centreville Farmers’ Market Advisory Group has been working on market enhancements on the off-season. From left, are Gayle Jahne, Sandy Simpson, Arlene Warner, Crystal Anders, and Laura Sanford. Not pictured, are Bob Elliott, Val Coulby, and David King.