Baltimore Farmers Market Guide

Our roundup of the region’s best city and county farmers markets.
—Baltimore Farmers Market via Facebook

Baltimore’s unique farmers market culture is one of the many reasons we’re lucky to call the area home. Not only do the seasonal pop-up events make Maryland-grown goods accessible to all (many, including the big Baltimore Farmers Market beneath the JFX, accept SNAP and WIC benefits), they’re also a means of fostering community. A mid-morning stroll around the tents is the perfect opportunity to meet your neighbors, find your new favorite weekend treat, and chat with the purveyors who are directly responsible for filling your fridge. Perhaps the best part? You walk away—full totes in hand, ready for the week ahead—knowing that you supported local.

As the weather gets warmer, consult our ultimate roundup of the region’s best farmers markets—complete with dates, times, and vendor details—to plan out your next haul.

32nd Street Farmers Market

Saturdays, year-round. Corner of E. 32nd & Barclay Sts. 7 a.m.–12 p.m.

This fan-favorite Saturday morning gathering in Waverly is one of few markets that operates year-round, but it always welcomes a few new faces just in time for the spring season. Be sure to pick up staples from the region’s best growers and makers, like treats from La Bohemia Bakery, kombucha from Hex Ferments, meats from Liberty Delight Farms, and produce from the Farm Alliance of Baltimore. Stay tuned for a list of seasonal guest vendors to be announced in the coming weeks. Plus, ring in the warmer season with a special Waverly Welcomes Spring kickoff event on April 20. Corner of E. 32nd & Barclay Sts, Saturdays year-round from 7 a.m.–12 p.m.

Baltimore Farmers Market

Sundays, April 7-Dec. 22. Corner of Holliday and Saratoga Sts. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. 

The city’s massive farmers market under I-83 returns for its 47th season with a full lineup of farmers, food businesses, and artisans (think: local clothing line Love More Bmore and homegrown sticker queen Erin Dayhaw) booked every weekend through December. Come for market classics such as fruit from Agriberry Farm, wine from Boordy Vineyards, funghi from The Mushroom Stand, DMV Empanadas, and Migues Mini donuts. (Be sure to line up early for that last one!) And keep your eyes peeled for new offerings like fresh vegetables from Kitchen Girl Farm, as well as oysters and crabs from Lindy’s Seafood.

New this year, the market is offering quiet shopping hours from 7-9:30 a.m. to provide a sensory-friendly environment for those preferring a laid-back shopping experience. Then, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, expect the regular hustle and bustle to resume rain or shine.

—Baltimore Farmers Market via Facebook

BMI Farmers Market

Saturdays, May 18-Nov. 16. 1415 Key Hwy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

A stroll around the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s open-air market in South Baltimore, with its iconic view of the Domino Sugar sign, is an ideal way to start the weekend. The vendor list for this year is still being finalized, but expect plenty of Maryland-grown produce, oven-fresh bread, bright flowers, ready-to-eat treats, and artisan creations.

Catonsville Farmers Market

Wednesdays. (Check Facebook for weekly updates.) 5820 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

This community get-together has been a staple in Catonsville since 2002. Stop by the Christian Temple on Edmondson Avenue for eggs, meats, vegetables, perennial flowers, and handmade breads and pastries. Participating purveyors rotate frequently (check Facebook for weekly lineups) but have included well-knowns like Broom’s Bloom Dairy, Patapsco Farm, Andy’s Eggs and Poultry, and B’more Floral.

Fells Point Farmers Market

Saturdays. Winter season runs through April 27; Summer season runs May through December. Corner of Broadway & Thames Sts. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Grabbing a Zeke’s Coffee to sip while you wander around this Broadway Square fixture is a Saturday morning well-spent, if you ask us. Local farmers and regional vendors fill the brick plaza, touting everything from produce and pickles to local honey and smoked fish. Expect favorite faces like Arepi, Old Line Spirits, B’More Pasta, and Cane Collective.

Govans Farmers Market

Wednesdays, June 5-September. 5104 York Rd. 3-6 p.m. 

This vibrant Northeast Baltimore market serves a number of surrounding neighborhoods—which lack access to community grocery stores—with its mid-week gatherings in the safety department parking lot of Loyola University’s Evergreen Campus. Make it a destination for fresh produce and herbs from local growers such as Clifton Park’s Real Food Farm, Parkton’s Oxbow Farm, White Hall’s Stoecker Farms, and Govans’ own GEDCO Garden. Other treats include fresh-pressed juices and lemonades, baked goods, and food truck fare.

—Govans Farmers Market via Facebook

Hereford Farmers Market

Saturdays, May 4-November. 17301 York Road, Parkton. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Head north to Hereford High School in the rolling hills of Monkton for finds such as fresh produce from Tommy’s Peppers and artisan bread from Bowbread. There are also guest vendors, grab-and-go eats, and local bands to look forward to every weekend.

Mt. Washington Farmers Market

Sundays, April 7-Nov. 24. 711 W. 2101 West Rogers Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This market’s mission is to bring together producers and artists from within a 100-mile radius of Baltimore City. Spend your Sundays mingling with small businesses in the historic area, browsing everything from fresh coffee and honey to handmade pasta and artisanal breads. Organizers are still putting the finishing touches on the summer 2024 lineup, but, to give you an idea of what to look out for—previous participants have included Dear Globe Coffee Roasters, Bmore Poultry and Plants, and Good Goods for Dogs.

Overlea Farmers Market

Every other Saturday, June 8-October 26. (See specific dates, here.) 6908 Bel Air Rd., Overlea. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This small market in Northeast Baltimore provides its tight-knit community with fresh produce and protein throughout the warm-weather months. Every other Sunday, support local growers with the purchase of baked goods, coffee, local honey, jams, and olive oils. There’s also special activity table for kiddos to get in on the fun, too.

Pratt Street Market

Thursdays, May 2-September. Corner of Pratt & Light Sts. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Downtown Partnership’s weekly lunch market at Pratt & Light Street Plaza is a great way for commuters (and remote workers!) to spend their break outside, taking in the skyline views. Expect a rotating lineup of food trucks, plus farm-fresh stands and artisans hawking their scratch-made goods.

Reisterstown Farmers Market

Sundays, June 9-September 29. 120 Main Street, Reisterstown. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Head to Franklin Middle School to support sustainable agriculture by stocking up on local fruits, veggies, and flowers at this weekly pop-up shop. Plus, look out for new additions to your beer and wine fridge, handcrafted jewelry from local makers, and natural wellness products.

—Reisterstown Farmers Market via Facebook

Rotunda Farmers Market

Tuesdays, June 4-Oct. 29. 711 W. 40th St. 3-7 p.m. 

Pack up the little ones and head to the turf-lined center of Hampden’s mixed-use development at The Rotunda to browse vendors while soaking in the sunshine. The lineup will rotate throughout the season, but expect produce, local goods, live music, and plenty of on-site vendors to enjoy for a delicious dinner or late-lunch.

Towson Farmers Market

Thursdays, June 6-Nov. 21. Allegheny & Washington Aves. 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Located in the heart of downtown Towson, this veteran market is a county favorite for its host of local farmers and food trucks throughout the summer and fall. The vendor lineup is still in the works, but shoppers can expect fresh produce, scratch-made goods, and plenty of tasty lunch-break options.