Sat, Dec 09|
The Family Life Center at Mount Pleasant
Christmas Farmer's Market
Our first Christmas Farmer's Market featuring black farmers.
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – Dec 10, 2023, 12:00 PM
The Family Life Center at Mount Pleasant, 6000 Radecke Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206, USA
About the Fish Fry
The Black Church Food Security Network will bring produce from three black farmers to the Mount Pleasant Family Life Center for our first Christmas Farmer's Market. The market will feature:
Kelton Moore, Moore’s Family Farm (Blount Creek, NC)
Mr. Kelton Moore is a fifth generation farmer from Blounts Creek, NC. His family began farming in the early 1900’s and he still farms the same lands of his ancestors today. He grows over 25 different types of vegetables, as well as Cantaloupe and Watermelons. Mr. Moore was a key part in establishing the Down East Fresh Co-op, which is a collection of farmers brought together to be able to compete with larger farms, as well as share ideas, learn from older farmers, and train new young farmers.
Olaniyi (Niyi) Balogun & Temitope (Dr. Tope) Fajingbesi, Dodo Farms (Montgomery County, MD)
Dodo Farms is a Certified Naturally Grown Produce Farm in Brookville, MD. Niyi a native of Nigeria relocated to the US to join his wife Tope who is an accountant and agribusiness lecturer and advisor at the University of Maryland. Niyi is a seasoned farmer with over a decade of experience farming more than 100 hectares of land in Southwestern Region of Nigeria. Dodo Farms offer a wide variety of seasonal vegetables and fruits like collards, kale, beets, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, raspberries, and blueberries.
Miriam Hoover, Trinia Fitzgerald, & Michelle Hutton, Sisters of the Soil Community Farm (Upper Marlboro, MD)
Sisters of the Soil Community Farm is a Black women-owned farm located in the Urban Farm Incubator at Watkins Regional Park (Across the street from First Baptist Church of Glenarden). In 2021, Miriam, Trinia, & Michelle came together to create Sisters of the Soil Community Farm as a resource for fresh & nutritious food, family support, and education. Sisters of the Soil organically grows a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers using regenerative practices like composting and cover cropping. They host a weekly farmers market on Saturday/Sunday mornings from May - November right on the farm.
The market will accept cash, CA$HApp and credit cards as payment. Upon exiting the market, shoppers will receive a free chicken from Mount Pleasant to round out their meal.