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Fells Point Farmer’s Market to honor Mick Kipp with memorial booth

May 3, 2013

Mick KippWhen the Fells Point Farmer’s Market opens tomorrow at 7:30 a.m., there will be a stand in tribute to Mick Kipp, who died suddenly of a heart attack after a hike last week. He was 51 years old.

Kipp, who is remembered as much for his colorful personality as for the bright bandanas he wore, sold spices and rubs as the Whiskey Island Pirate. A memorial service was held today in Annapolis, followed by a gathering at Pickles Pub, his longtime employer. Kipp’s friends are looking to raise funds for his 18-year-old daughter Matoaka’s education.

“Matoaka did an amazing eulogy for her father,” says family friend Merritt Dworkin. “She’s going to carry on his fun and sense of adventure.”

The memorial booth at tomorrow’s market will be decorated with a pirate flag bearing Kipp’s likeness, and will have a memory book for guests to inscribe.