The new Farmers Market at River Hill started out accidentally, with a little push from one of the wonderful vendors at the Olney Farmers Market, Jimmy Grinder, and a lot of encouragement from Nicole Klein, Manager of River Hill Garden Center. It was Nicole's dream to have a farmers market. Somehow, the connections between her and Jimmy clicked. The next thing we knew a meeting had been arranged to discuss starting the market at River Hill. The rest is history!
This will be our second 'accidental' market. Our Treasurer, Bobbi Espinoza, and I are two of the founders of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market, now in its tenth season. We never imagined that we would still be around after 10 years and grow from having about 10 producer only vendors to almost 75 vendors. We hope to model the new Howard County Market after Olney and learn from its successes and failures.
We look forward to meeting you and the entire Clarksville area community at The Farmers Market at River Hill this May.
-Janet Terry, Market President
River Hill Garden Center 12165 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029