Nick Wilson of Rocklands Farm tells us why the market is valuable.
This is the second video about why the Potomac Farmers Market is important to so many of us. Check back each week to see a different perspective on why the farmers market is a staple to the community. This week, Nick Wilson of Rocklands Farm tells us why the farmers market helps the local economy and gives famers an opportunity to interact with the community. The Potomac Farmers Market takes place from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. every Thursday in the parking lot at Potomac United Methodist Church.
Locally grown organic produce is the staple at Potomac Farm Market.
A typical morning for Steve Magassy, owner of Potomac Farm Market at the corner of River Road and Congressional Parkway, begins at sunrise when he walks down the rows of tomatoes and flowers growing in front of his grandmother's house. It's one of the most important jobs of the day. At that time every morning, Magassy selects the organic produce to sell at his market stand about 100 feet away from his grandmother's house. It is vital that he picks produce at its ripest, he said, because his regular customers expect the best from the market, which is open from about 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. "I know the Potomac Farm Market produce is certifiably fresh because I personally know where it is grown," said Roger Hamilton, a regular…