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Common Ground Market Opening in Beallsville on June 12

farmersmarket3UPDATED A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 12th for the opening of Common Ground Market at Owen’s Park in Beallsville.

Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson and Councilmember Roger Berliner were scheduled to attend the festivities.

The market is a collaboration between Christina Nanof of Our Green Acre Farm, Amanda Cather of Plow and Stars Farm, Caitlin Robinson of Moon Flower Farm CSA, Mary Kingsley of Three Graces Farm, and Courtney Bucholtz of From the Earth Foods and Montgomery Countryside Alliance (a nonprofit that promotes and protects Montgomery County’s Ag Reserve). According to a news release, the market will feature ten Montgomery County vendors selling produce, meat, flowers, herbs, and artisan goods along with food trucks. Linda’s Luncheonette, Grandma Kona Ice and Java Cruiser are scheduled to be there for opening day.

“We are so proud to be part of bringing this new market to fruition,” said Caroline Taylor, executive director of Montgomery Countryside Alliance. “While the Reserve grows lots of food, residents here have seen all their brick and mortar food retail options close in the past few years. Having a market in rural Montgomery County is a win-win as it gives farmers a retail option close to home and gives their neighbors access to fresh healthy food and neither party needs to drive too far.”

The market will continue through the growing season, the second Sunday of the month from June-October and farmers/artisans looking to join should visit the website: TheCommonGroundMarket.com.

Market organizers encourage visitors to round out their day by checking out more of what the Ag Reserve has to offer after visiting the market- hikes, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, historic sites and more.

Visit mocoalliance.org/AgGuide to learn more.

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One Response to “Common Ground Market Opening in Beallsville on June 12”

  1. On June 14, 2016 at 7:45 am Caroline Taylor responded with... #

    Many thanks for the coverage! One correction – the market will be open second Sunday of each month. We’re very excited about helping this market get off the ground and have great admiration for our super local farmers and the boundless energy and ingenuity of Market organizer Christina Nanoff.




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