Two University Farmers’ Market Vendors Rank Among “Baltimore’s Best”

By Malissa Carroll
Web Content Developer

Editor’s Note: Both Mallow Munchies and Max’s Empanadas are featured in the August 2010 edition of Baltimore Magazine. Pick up a copy at a local retailer or visit the magazine’s Web site for more information and to see all of “Baltimore’s Best.”

Great things are happening at the University Farmers’ Market!

You might remember meeting Roy Skeen, the Charm City Farmer who was recently featured on CNN. He’s one of over a dozen vendors participating in the second annual University Farmers’ Market held every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Plaza Park. Now, two other Farmers’ Market vendors are making headlines of their own.

Baltimore Magazine has named both Mallow Munchies and Max’s Empanadas among “Baltimore’s Best” when it comes to serving customers like you fantastic food and delicious desserts.

Voted Baltimore’s “Best Sweet Snack,” Mallow Munchies serves up a one-of-a-kind twist on the standard rice crispy treat. The marshmallow is made from scratch with all natural ingredients, and with names like CaraMallow Munch, Marble Munch, and Crunch Munch, who wouldn’t want to indulge in one of these tasty treats?

Joining Mallow Munchies among the ranks of “Baltimore’s Best” is Max’s Empanadas, which has been named Baltimore’s “Best Lunch (Casual).” Not only are the savory empanadas available each week at the Farmer’s Market, they can also be found at Max’s Empanadas in Baltimore’s Little Italy, a restaurant located at 313 S. High Street, where customers can enjoy a variety of fresh, authentic Argentine-inspired empanadas, paninis and desserts.

So, what are you waiting for? Stop by the University Farmers’ Market and sample some of the “best” Baltimore has to offer.

Meet Roy Skeen: The Charm City Farmer

Roy Skeen is one of many vendors at the University Farmers’ Market, which is held every Tuesday from 10:30 to 2:30 at the park across the street from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Skeen runs Charm City Farms, which is located in Baltimore City just several miles from UMMC.

Learn more about this affable urban farmer, and say hello to him at the farmers’ market.