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Our Local Bounty Market Celebrates its first season: Nov. 20!

October 17, 2010

Produce from "Thank Got It's Fresh" (TGIF) Farm of Avis and Andy Turner

OLB’s first season was a great success. We thank all of the people who made it possible and especially to Jane Young, who had the idea and inspiration to start and guide the market. Thanks also to St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Croom) for the great location and its fantastic support throughout the season. And great cheer for all of the farmers and other vendors who made the market so deliciously wonderful.
(On the photo above you will note the freshly picked blackberries from TGIF. We asked a young lad to sample one. His response is too funny for words. So watch the video.)
For a video interview with St. Thomas’s Rector Debbie Brewin Wilson, on OLB’s first season click here. We thank “Reverend Debbie” for enthusiastic support. For the full story on Our Local Bounty see this link. And for updates see link to the Local Farm and Food Update Page.

Well the season is drawn to a close. Well not quite! There will be a big celebration at the grounds of the St. Thomas Church on November 20 from 3 PM – 7 PM. Mark your calendars an spread the word (and this post).

A Special Letter from Jane Young  to the friends of Our Local Bounty and a video interview with Jane.

Jane Young "Our Local Bounty" Farm/Food Market Founder

Hello Friends and Neighbors, I’ve missed seeing you the last few Saturdays but am hoping to catch up soon.  We are planning a celebration of our bounty for Saturday, November 20, 2010 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  The celebration will feature local farmers, artists, poets, and musicians; we hope you will join us!

We are looking for folks who are interested in selling farm products (produce, jellies/preserves, dried herbs); decorations (Thanksgiving or winter holiday themes); baked goods (breads, pies, cakes); and gifts (jewelry, clothing,soaps/lotions, arts).  We can also arrange orders for products (like pies or meats) that can be picked up at the event. The set-up fee for vendors will be $15. Great place to get stuff for the Thanksgiving Table and the Holidays.

To add to the festive mood of the event, we are inviting poets and musicians to share their talents.  Refreshments will be provided by St. Thomas Church. Spread the word.

If you are interested in participating as a vendor, musician, or poet, please let me or Christina know as soon as possible. (The sooner we know what will be available, the better we can promote the event!)  If you know someone else who might be interested, please share this email.  If you just want to shop and catch a great live performance, that’s fine too! If you have any interest in helping to plan the details, please give us a holler! Contact info: Jane 202-365-0331 or Christina 301-780-3120. Details:


Saturday, November 20, 2010

3 – 7 pm

St. Thomas Church Parish Hall

14300 St Thomas Church Road at Croom Rd Intersection

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


For more information:


Wild and Cultivated Flower Bouquet from Heron There Farm

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jane permalink
    October 21, 2010 2:18 pm

    We can’t wait to celebrate and give thanks for a wonderful harvest of friends, neighbors, community, skill, production, and talent. November 20th, 3-7 pm. Be there or be square.

    (You can also be there and be square. We like everyone!)

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