The Market is a community event!
It is a place to chat with neighbors, learn about community issues, and 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 community groups/individuals.
- 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 waitlist 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.
The Market makes grants (up to $500) to community non-profits each year from funds remaining after expenses. Groups are invited to submit a detailed application in November; these are reviewed at the Annual Meeting in January. Successful organizations are invited to present at the Market during the year.
- 901 Arts—contribute to a community building event in fall of 2023 (http://www.901arts.org/)
- B-More Pasta—help underwrite an educational activity about healthy nutritious meals from its brand new mobile kitchen, Bussie Bussie, a retrofitted school bus (https://www.bmorepasta.org/ )
- Charles Village Festival—assist the June 2023 weekend festival, which benefits children, parks, and play spaces (https://www.charlesvillagefestival.net)
- Children of the World Coop—underwrite scholarships for families of limited means for English language instruction (https://cotwcoop.org/)