Loyola’s Govans Farmers Market to Return for 13th Season

Loyola University Maryland’s York Road Initiative will host the 13th season of the Govans Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. in June through September, except for July 3. The market will be located in the parking lot at 5104 York Road in Baltimore. Enter through the side entrance on Notre Dame Lane.

“We are thrilled to be returning for a 13th season, providing our local community with access to healthy food,” said Gia Grier McGinnis, Dr.PH., executive director of Loyola’s Center for Community, Service, and Justice and York Road Initiative.

“We welcome our new market manager, Ruth Tyson. We are also excited to continue our partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and will have YouthWorks students with us again this summer. They will be receiving extra opportunities this year, including field trips and a chance to explore entrepreneurship activities.”

Located near Loyola’s campus, the Govans Farmers Market provides the York Road community of north Baltimore with affordable, fresh, local produce. Market selections include returning favorites serving fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, cold crabs and seafood, baked goods, and hot Mexican food, including tacos and burritos.

Home of the farmers market and York Road Initiative, Loyola’s property at 5104 York Road will be renovated to create a community hub for the university’s community development effort along York Road. The renovations will also strengthen Loyola’s sustainability and food equity efforts on the property, including the farmers market.

For more information about the Govans Farmers Market, visit www.govansmarket.org and follow the market’s Facebook page. Questions from customers, vendors, and prospective vendors should be directed to govansmarket@gmail.com.