Joan Norman sets up for the weekly Baltimore County Farmers Market, in Timonium, on the night before, filling a refrigerated truck with in-season produce picked at her family farm.
Moving the vegetables into the temperature-controlled space well before transport helps the produce stay fresh, said the co-owner of One Straw Farm, a family-owned and -operated vegetable farm in White Hall.
This week, the longtime market vendor will prepare for the market's opening day once again.
The market opens for its eighth year June 7 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds with about 10 Baltimore county farmers and producers on hand. The market offers farm-fresh produce on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 25, rain or shine.