The 32nd Street Farmers Market Board consists of ten persons: five (5) Community Members and five (5) Market Vendors. They have been Members of the market for at least one year and are elected for one-year terms at the annual meeting in January. Officers of the Corporation include a President, a Vice-President, Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board.
Beau Z. Brendt — A partner at Max’s Degrees (featuring herb and spice blends, available online and at markets in Maryland) since its inception in 2012, Beau served as Vice-President until his election as Executive Director in 2021 (and presently as Head Market Master and Media Designer.) He is a Waverly resident and an active member of Waverly Main Street. [http://maxsdegrees.com] [https://www.linkedin.com/in/beauzbrendt/]
Bernard W. Hudnall — As manager of First Mariner Bank Building farmers market for three years, a former 32nd Market Board member for ten years, and vendor at various farmers markets for 30+ years, Bernard brings a wealth of experience and love of community to the Board. [email@example.com]
Shane Hughes — Board Treasurer. His nearly-two-decade career as a Certified Public
Accountant has contributed to the success at Liberty Delight Farms in Reisterstown, which he
created in 2009. He has been an active vendor since 2012, and has been the Treasurer since
2016. The Market’s continued fiscal viability is his goal. [https://www.libertydelightfarms.com]
John McKeown, Jr. — Both as a grower (owner of Locust Point Flowers in Elkton) and Board
member for many years, John is a regular presence at the Market. Among other duties, he has
processed the winter market applications for 12+ years. John plans to support the Board’s
attention to its responsible growth and financial well-being. [https://localflowers.org/local_flowers_member/locust-point-flowers/]
Joan Norman — Board Vice President. Growing up in Govans, Joan’s family shopped the
market as customers before One Straw Farm became a vendor in 1989. Based in White Hall,
the farm grows certified organic vegetables and hemp. Joan was instrumental in the recent
modernizations for the Market; she will continue to encourage the Market’s growth and benefits
to the customers, vendors, and community. [https://www.onestrawfarm.com]
Martha Lucius — Board President. A consultant to independent restaurants, she is also an
avid gardener. Now a resident of Hampden, she grew up in Africa and Asia, where outdoor
markets are the only way food could make it to the table. A customer since 1997, she joined the
Board in 2021, and was reelected to second term as President in January 2023. Building on the
Market’s vibrant community presence, she plans to write and photograph for social media,
develop events, and encourage more guest participation at the Market.
Marc Rey — Community Liaison. A board member for 42+ years and recent past President, Marc
coordinates the GEDCO/CARES, Maryland Market Money, and SNAP/debit/EBT outreach
programs and schedules guest vendors. He anticipates working on market operation and
improvement in 2023. He lives in Tuscany-Canterbury.
John Shields — Chef, author, and chief operating force at Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen at
the Baltimore Museum of Art, John (a resident of Tuscany-Canterbury) has advocated for local
farmers and artisan food makers from California to Baltimore for more than 25 years. The
Market has been featured multiple times on his online cooking show, “Chesapeake Farm & Bay
to Table.” He plans to continue expanding the market’s presence through television and social
Susan Walther — Board Secretary. She cites the community’s pride in the Market’s longevity,
proximity, and year-round availability as key factors in the decision to relocate to Charles Village
in 2010. A former museum publications designer, Sue joined the Board in 2021, was re-elected
to a second term as Secretary in January 2023, and will continue to develop, promote, and
chronicle Market events to broaden its appeal.
Miller J. Roberts III — Long-time Baltimore resident, member and officer of several non-profit
and neighborhood boards, he is the Chief Operating Officer at B-More Pasta (a program of The
BIT Center), which provides business opportunities for youth. This year, Miller anticipates
developing special events, creating a prototype recycling program, and contributing to the
Market’s business strength.