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Inside Look: The Kenilworth Farmer’s Market

When you hear “entrepreneur”, your first thought is probably not of a farmer. But it’s the passion of those small batch creators/producers that make your local farmers market the tastiest place to go!

Buying local not only puts the freshest, most flavorful food on your table, it has an impact on the vendors’ livelihoods. Generally, produce from the farmers market is harvested within the last two days and have traveled less than 50 miles; produce from grocery stores typically travels 1,200 miles or more and is over a week old. Kraig Leatherman of Towson says, “food is so much more robust in flavor and tastes so fresh. The vendors also offer suggestions on how to prepare and cook the produce they are selling me.”

Ruth Thompson of Rare Opportunity Bakehouse says, “the Kenilworth Farmers Market is one of my favorite markets and we vend at six Maryland markets. Customers don’t come just for our pastries and savories, but to make connections with the people behind the food they are eating. Seeing our customers and new faces week after week feeds our souls, and our tummies!”

“We love the market not only because we all come together around food, but it offers us the ability to meet the people eating the food that we grow for them. Some to sell it, some to eat it. A perfect combination,” says Joan Norman of One Straw Farm.

What’s at the market: fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, meat, eggs, honey & honey products, spices & simple syrups, flowers, jams & jellies, cheese, traditionally preserved food, handmade savory pies, sweet treats, snow cones and small batch soups & dips.

The Kenilworth Farmers Market is located at The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive – (lower level parking lot) every Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30pm, April thru November.

Photos courtesy of Marty Katz Photography

Annual meeting 1/16/18 at 7:00 pm

2017 members and new members are encouraged to attend the SCA Annual Meeting, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 7:00pm, in the Stoneleigh Elementary School Cafeteria.  (January 17 & 25 will serve as snow dates.)

Please attend to thank the 2017 Board, review and approve the proposed 2018 budget, and to elect the 2018 Board.

The bylaws require a 50 member minimum and there is a provision to vote by proxy as outlined below.

Members eligible to vote are all those 18+ from a household that has paid their 2017 Dues (which can also still be paid before the meeting begins).

The PROXY allows a member of a household that is in attendance to also cast vote(s) for additional member(s) of their household for whom they hold a valid proxy.

OR,

a present member can cast a vote for a SINGLE person household with that person’s valid Proxy.

AND, the Proxy must be witnessed by someone other than the proxy holder. The way our bylaws are written, 2+ adult households CANNOT simply vote via Proxy brought by a neighbor.  This intent seems to be requiring each member household to actually attend the meeting – with the only exception made for SINGLE person households.
Please share the Proxy and how it works with your significant other and neighbor(s) where appropriate.

Proxy Form – 2018