2019 Centreville Farmers’ Market
Centreville Farmers’ Market Opens May 1st, Introduces New Delivery Service, and Welcomes Back Artisan Bread
The Centreville Farmers’ Market will begin the 2019 market season on Wednesday, May 1 by introducing a new delivery service and welcoming new vendors. For the second consecutive year, the market will be located at Centreville Plaza, 611 to 631 Railroad Avenue, on the lower lot near Queen Anne’s County High School. The market is hosted by Centreville Plaza LLC in partnership with Acme Markets. Market hours are Wednesdays only from 2 to 6 p.m. The Saturday market will be “paused” for the 2019 season.
Under the new delivery service, the market will deliver within a five-mile radius of the market by teaming up with an existing business based out of Cambridge called Beat the Rush. Amanda Kidd Beat the Rush founder/CEO is the market manager for the Cambridge Farmers Market, where she does market delivery in addition to restaurant delivery and a personal grocery shopping and delivery service, mostly on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Through the pilot delivery program, shoppers who wish to have their orders delivered will pay a $25 subscription fee for the 2019 season to help defray the operational and administrative costs. Shoppers will place and pay for their orders online. Orders within 2 1/3 miles of the market will pay a $5 delivery charge per order and those customers further out will pay $7. If multiple orders come from the same address, the delivery charge will be divided evenly among the orders. The service will be free to customers within the businesses at Centreville Plaza. To learn more about the delivery option and to receive a subscription application, please contact email@example.com. Put CFM Delivery in the subject line.
In addition to the delivery service, the market is:
Adding a takeaway food option so shoppers can pick up or enjoy a quick meal while they are making their farmers market purchases. Throughout the season shoppers can enjoy food from Smoke Rattle and Roll. On opening day, shoppers can also check out the new Commerce Street Creamery ice cream truck available for weddings and special occasions. Adding a small business pop-up option so that local businesses can leverage the market to promote their business. Hiring a dedicated, seasonal part-time market manager.
Artisan bread returns this season
A new producer joining the market this year is A Sprinkle of Magic LLC, of Centreville, which will be providing a wide selection of artisan breads, gluten-free bread, bagels, scones and specialty cookies. The artisan bread selection includes whole wheat bread, sourdough, ciabatta, roasted garlic and rosemary artisan bread as well as gluten free artisan bread. Also new to the market this year will be Turning Point Farm of Barclay, who will sell a wide selection of vegetables.
At press time additional farmers/producers include:
- Arlene’s Creations of Greensboro, baked goods and sewn items;
- Cedar Run Farm of Sudlersville, meat, chicken and eggs;
- Kristy’s Backyard Blooms of Centreville, flowers and plants;
- Lucky Dog Treats of Centreville, home-made dog treat;
- Lyon Distilling Company of St. Michaels, distilled spirits;
- Sand Hill Farm of Greensboro, fruits and vegetables, honey and cut flowers.
Centreville Farmers’ Market is still accepting farmer/producer, takeaway food and small business popup applications. To receive an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 758-1180, ext. 17. To stay connected throughout the market season, “like” facebook.com/centrevillemarket and facebook.com/centrevillemainstreet.