The Market is a community event!
It is a place to chat with neighbors, to learn about community issues, and to enjoy the diversity of our city. The Market makes available a community space. Organizations can disseminate information and community individuals may sell their home-grown produce and baked goods. Groups/individuals may request such space by contacting the Community Space manager in advance of the Market day. Procedures for the community space (residents and groups) are as follows:
- Priority is given to nonprofits and then community groups/individuals.
- If a vendor is unable to attend the Market, an attempt will be made to fill the space with a community groups/individual.
- The calendar for community spaces for the following year opens after the November Board Meeting.
- Community Space pricing will be reviewed at the October Board Meeting.
- Opportunity will be given to book 3 times per season as openings are available.
- When the calendar is filled, a wait list will be created. Community groups/individuals will be contacted, regardless of the number of times they have booked, when a space is available.
- Each community space participant MUST have a Health Department permit and must sign a waiver of liability for each time present.
- The community space manager OR the Board reserves the right to deny any requests for community space use.
- Political groups may circulate with a clipboard through the Market at the discretion of the Market Master.
- We will not permit tables for petitions or material of a graphic or partisan nature.
To reserve a space, contact Marc Rey, at (410) 917-1496.
2012 in Retrospect — Feeding Our Community
We believe and participate in multiple programs to bring our fresh food to those in need. A few examples:
- We processed 2,321 Independence Card transactions for the SNAP program totaling $76,870.
- We accepted 8,490 Baltimore Bucks Incentive Dollars for one dollar each.
- We increased our WIC redemption rate substantially and gave out $1,500 incentive dollars to those clients.
- We redeemed 7,865 GEDCO/CARES vouchers for a total of $23,595.
As a service to the community, the 32nd Street Farmers Market makes grants each year in January with the leftover funds after expenses
The following are some of the organizations that have received grants from our Market:
- Days of Taste
- St John’s Music Series
- Green Mount School
- Academy for College and Career Exploration
- Village Learning Place
- Children of the World Co-op
- Charles Village Festival
- Golden Rule Guild
- Enoch Pratt Waverly
- Western High School
- Baltimore Clayworks
- Playground at Stadium Place
- Waverly Elementary
- Maryland State Boy Choir
- New Wave Singers
- Baltimore Montessori Charter School
- Single Carrot Theater
- Barclay Elementary
Grants to other non-profits are available up to $500. Grant applications are sent out in November and decisions are made at the January Meeting.