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Monthly archive - July 2014

Growing Healthy Families with College Park Farmers Markets

The College Park City Council recently passed a resolution to join the Healthy Eating and Living Cities & Towns Campaign (HEAL) which promotes local government policies that improve access to healthy foods and physical activity. As a HEAL member, our goals include providing city residents with access to nutritious and sustainable food options and promoting the use of food assistance at our farmers markets.

Food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC help grow healthy individuals and families! We are proud to say that all three College Park Farmers Markets have at least one vendor who accepts food assistance for fresh, local and affordable food. Vendors who accept these programs have a sign posted at their tent.

Our Downtown, Hollywood and Paint Branch markets are great places for everyone to shop for seasonal produce and enjoy a family friendly atmosphere, including life sized chess, live music and cooking demonstrations. More information about our markets and vendors accepting food assistance is below.

See you at the Market!

Vendors Accepting SNAP and WIC

Downtown Market: Sunday 10am- 2pm
4500 Knox Rd (free parking in city garage)
Miller Farms

Hollywood: Saturday 9am- 1pm
9801 Rhode Island Ave
Calvert Farm
Pleitez Produce
Tuckey’s Mountain Grown (WIC only)

Paint Branch: Saturday 7am- noon
5211 Paint Branch Pkwy
Miller Farms

Development Update –
July 2014 Edition

The latest edition of the College Park Development Update features news on the second phase of College Park Place, the new name for the Maryland Book Exchange and Cafritz projects, and an upcoming public presentation for the University of Maryland’s proposed hotel and conference facility.

If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter please fill out this form on the City’s website and check the “Development News” list.