Comptroller’s Summer Weekend Puts Farmers Markets Fare on Shopping List

– Comptroller Celebrates State’s Rich Agricultural Heritage- –

WHO:          Comptroller Peter Franchot

Local and state officials

WHAT:          Like most Marylanders, Comptroller Peter Franchot can’t resist taking in the fresh produce and summertime fruit in abundance now at local farmers’ markets and farm stands. Starting off his weekend close to home in Montgomery County, the Comptroller will stop by the Kensington Farmers Market Saturday morning for some just-picked sweet corn or aromatic peaches. Along the way, he may visit vendor stands for a bag of freshly ground coffee to enjoy with a warm baked good and top off his visit with a bouquet of fresh cut flowers to take home.

On Sunday, the Comptroller will rise early and head to Baltimore to make a return visit to the JFX Farmers Market and Bazaar – the largest producers-only market where shoppers can buy a vast quantity of crisp fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, lamb, bison, goat, rabbit, fresh baked goods, flavorful herbs and organically-raised and produced milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese. The bazaar offers crafts and collectibles.

WHEN:          Today, June 28, 2014                                    Sunday, June 29, 2014


WHERE:       9:15 a.m.                                                         9:30 a.m.

                        Kensington Farmers Market                           JFX Farmers Market and Bazaar

Historic Kensington Train Station                    East Saratoga Street

10417 Howard Ave.                                      (under JFX Viaduct)

Kensington, MD 20895                                  Baltimore, MD 21202

MEDIA CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers, 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)