As Farmers Markets Open, Vendors And Visitors Optimistic For The Season Ahead – CBS Baltimore

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TIMONIUM, MD (WJZ) — It’s the time of year that farmers markets open up across the region.

The Baltimore County Farmers Market is officially open, providing fresh local produce and products to the community. But it’s not the only farmers market opening its gates in the area.

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“I am so glad they’re open because I miss my fresh vegetables,” said Gwen Carter of Nottingham. “I tried growing my own but it just wasn’t the same.”

The Baltimore County Farmers Market celebrated the opening day Wednesday of their weekly market at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. All the produce is raised in Baltimore County.

It’s a sign of summer, a sign that things are moving toward normal.

Sixth-generation farmer Patrick Ruhl says last year was tough, but he’s optimistic about the season ahead.

“It’s great now, we picked up two more markets this year,” Ruhl said.

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