Open every Sunday from the beginning of June through the end of October at 10A-1P at the rear parking lot of Bennigan's in Historic Clarksburg, MD
october 11, 2015
CHOPPED for CHARITY - a success
The Votes are In!
During the September Super Market, CTCFM held "CHOPPED for Charity" event with chefs from Manna and Whole Foods. Fun and great food was had by all with combined votes totalling almost $140. All dollar-vote proceeds went to Manna Food Center.
The Clarksburg Town Center Farmers Market is managed by an all volunteer steering committee. Members are your neighbors, living in the surrounding neighborhoods of Clarksburg. We strongly believe that the community benefits from the availability of high quality farm fresh food and work hard to make sure there is a market each year.
We are coming to the end of the 2015 season but, that doesn't mean our work is done. Just like farmers plan and plant their crops for the next year during off season, we have to do the same. And as in farming, if we don't do the hard work, there's no next season.
Do you enjoy having the farmer's market in your neighborhood? Want to make sure it is here next year? Please consider volunteering for the 2016 market. Our first planning meeting it typically in February.
vendors for october 11, 2015:
Abundant Grace Farm
Barley Field Orchard
Scenic View Scenic View Orchards began their operation in the mid 1800s with primarily a hay and grain operation. Through the years different crops were raised based on product demand and to allow for proper soil management practices. The farm has remained family owned and operated for the past seven generations.
Over the past twenty years, they have expanded our operation to include fruit trees and berries. You can find our produce at local farmer's markets in the area. Our wholesale business includes other local farm markets and a national grocery chain.
Abundant Grace Farm Abundant Grace Farm is local and owner operated. We love growing great food for you, but did you know that we also donate 10% of our produce to Manna Food Center via the Clarksburg Farmers Market. They do this to honor God and thank Him for His grace.
Their produce is available at the Clarksburg Farmers Market and the Montgomery Village Farmers Market.
Local restaurants and grocery stores are always welcome to contact them to inquire about our fresh produce wholesale pricing and availability.
Barley Field Orchard Barley Field Orchard out of Dickerson, MD offers farm produce and baked goods.
Interested in applying to be a 2015 vendor? Please complete and submit our vendor application.
CTCFM supports & promotes the local agricultural community by providing a venue for local farmers to connect with consumers in order to market locally gown, high quality, fresh produce, plants & food products. The Market also serves as a community gathering & information center relating to community activities & education about the local farming industry as well as organic products, giving us all the opportunity to think about what goes into producing our food supply.
The CTCFM is managed by an all volunteer Steering Committee comprised of residents from the surrounding Clarksburg communities & with the support of business sponsorship.
Each season we provide a dedicated site for local farmers, artisans, musicians, & community service organizations.
Each week, the CTCFM supports the Fresh Give Program through our corporate sponsorship & customer donations. We purchase produce at the close of the Market each week to provide food for Manna. Manna will distribute the fresh produce to families in need the next day. Local, fresh food, going to local families in need.
The Steering Committee
Taty Franklin, Co-President: has been involved with the market since the beginning. She and our co-president maintain the market finances and vendor communication and make sure we are ready to go when the bell rings at 10A on Sundays. She owns a travel agency in Boyds, is a member of CBRT, the mother of two grown daughters. Visit us on Super Market days and you will find her husband Brad as one of the "Marketeers".
Diane McDade, Co-President: joined the market committee in 2009. She with the co-president work to bring interesting vendors to the market and makes sure that we meet county market regulation and makes sure we are ready to open each Sunday. Her knowledge of the food industry has been invaluable to the market. She has a son and daughter, who you may find helping out during market season.
Holly Morgan, E: Communications & Artisan: first became involved with the market as a vendor in 2009. She then joined as a committee member in 2010, taking over the email blast, Facebook and twitter updates and maintaining the website and questions that come to the market through email. She is a professional Interior Designer and owner of HEM Designs.
P.J. Friend, Member: P.J. joined the committee in 2012. She brings with her a great wealth of resources through her work as a MCPS Kindergarten teacher and Chief Editor of the weekly newsletter Macaroni Kid Germantown/Clarksburg. She is a mother to a grade school aged son.
Gina Spann, Member & Artisan: Gina came on board in 2011 not only help with the committee work but also become one of our regular Artisan vendors. She owns Sparkle Shimmer& Shine, designing and making jewelry. Gina has brought her experience as being involved in both the Kentlands and Rockville farmers markets to us. She works for the government and is earning her master's degree. She and husband Sterling don’t often have a quite house with their college age children coming and going.
Gina Giantonio, Member: Since 2010, Gina has been a terrific asset to the committee on Sunday mornings helping wherever needed. She brings the logistical thought process that she uses as a Purchasing Manager to the committee.
Rachel Fitzpatrick, Member: Newest member to the market committee, joining in 2014. She and her husband moved to Clarskburg in 2013. She is involved in the financial services industry.
Would you or your business like to support the market? It is through the generous support of businesses, like yours, that the
Farmers Market can stay open to provide locally grown fresh produce, meats and
flowers to the Clarksburg and surrounding communities. We also are able to
provide those same products to those that might not otherwise have access to
fresh food. We do this through our farmers accepting WIC and donations to
Please keep the market open for a place of community gathering, education, support and providing local fresh produce and nutritious food to those in need. Become a sponsor for our 2015 season. Below are the sponsorship levels. Let us know at your earliest convenience if you are interesting in becoming a sponsor, as there are only two businesses per category allowed to participate in the market.