Prof. Weiss Named to Two City Market Boards
August 9, 2017
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
J.C. Weiss, senior lecturer and executive in residence for finance in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for both Lexington Market and the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. Weiss will serve a one-year term on the boards, which provide leadership for the city's network of six markets boasting a wide array of fresh food.
"Baltimore's Public Markets are the oldest continuously operating public market system in the United States," the BPMC says on its website, noting that the markets were started via public lottery in 1763 as a way for traveling tradespeople to sell their wares in a common space that was convenient for all. Baltimore Public Markets Corporation was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization
There are six Baltimore City Public Markets: Hollins, Northeast, Avenue, Broadway, Cross Street, and the famous Lexington Market, a major food experience located in the downtown. Each market features its own mix of products, ranging from local produce to high-quality meats and fresh seafood, Authentic ethnic offerings are available at some locations, and include crabcakes, tripe, beef tongue, rabbit and even muskrat.
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