The Towson Farmers’ Market has been going strong for 32 years. Every Thursday from 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m., a portion of Allegheny Avenue shuts down, allowing vendors and shoppers to enjoy the season’s bounty without traffic. The market runs mid-June to mid-November.
I love this market, probably because I’ve been going to it for most of its existence. But I’m also a huge fan of the JFX market and have been neglecting the Towson one this summer.
Today, I remedied that by going there for “work” purposes. Farmers are still showcasing the last of the corn, tomatoes, and melons, but the big harvest is apples.
Black Rock Orchard of Lineboro has an impressive selection, pictured. Personally, I can tell you that the Jonathan apples are as crisp and tart as advertised. Other varieties include McIntosh, Stayman Winesap, Jonagold, Sun Crisp, Gala, and lots of others.
While I was picking out apples, an older gent standing next to me—who bagged quite a few apples—was so excited by his purchase that he told anyone who would listen, “This is great. Now I can make my first apple pie of the season.”
I wanted to head home and do the same thing. But here I am at my desk. Lucky him.