Our roundup of the region’s best city and county farmers markets.
By Lydia Woolever with Shauneen Miranda and Yesenia Montenegro

Baltimore Farmers Market Guide

Our roundup of the region’s best city and county farmers markets.

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, Maryland was one of several states to deem farmers markets essential businesses, allowing the neighborhood gatherings to remain open throughout lockdown periods. Two years later, Baltimore's seasonal soirées remain just as essential, not only as local food sources, but also as a means to foster community.

To help you shop local in the coming months, we’ve compiled a guide to farmers markets across the city and county, with a sampling of what vendors will be in tow.

BALTIMORE CITY

32nd Street Farmers Market

This fan-favorite Saturday morning gathering in Waverly is one of the 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 kombucha from Hex Ferments, meats from Liberty Delights Farm, and produce from the Farm Alliance of Baltimore. Corner of E. 32nd & Barclay Sts, Saturdays year-round from 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar

The JFX Farmers Market under I-83 returns with its full lineup of farmers, food businesses, and artisans. Come for Calvert Farm produce, Agriberry Farm fruit, Migrash Farm flours, and prepared item vendors like the Curry Shack and La Bohemia Bakery.

New this year, organizers with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts are extending market hours until 3:30 p.m. once a month. (Great news for those who like to sleep in on weekends!) Check out the full schedule here, and mark your calendar for the themed "B-Side" events that will feature extra performances, shopping, and snacks well into the afternoon. The first of the season is set for June 12 in honor of Pride, with special sets from by Trillnatured & DJ Thommy Davis, as well as a performance by Kotic Couture. Corner of Saratoga & Holliday Sts, Sundays through February 5. 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

B&O Farmers Market

Spend your Thursday evening strolling around this market at the B&O Railroad Museum in Southwest Baltimore, which is back in its third year. Planned in partnership with seasoned organizer Merritt Dworkin of the Fells Point Farmers Market, the event will feature specialty makers such as Nina's Cookie Explosion, Krios Coffee, Tiny Pineapple Crafts, B’more Urban Organic Poultry, and Treehouse Juicery. 901 W. Pratt St. May 19-September 29. Thursdays. 4:30-7:30 p.m..

BMI Farmers Market

A stroll around this open-air market with its iconic view of the Domino Sugars sign is an ideal way to start the weekend. Find go-to vendors and goods like flowers from Helen’s Garden, seafood from Two Oceans True Foods, produce from Tuckey's Fruit and Vegetable Farm, and honey from Betwixt The Comb. 1415 Key Hwy. May 21-November. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m..

Cross Street Farmers Market

Starting June 5, this Federal Hill gathering is back for another year outside the renovated Cross Street Market, featuring both local farmers and vendors from the historic market. The vendor list for this year is still being finalized, but expect plenty of Baltimore grown and made goods such as produce, meat, and eggs, as well as sweets, flowers, and more. S side of E Cross St. between Light & S. Charles Sts. June 5-October. Saturdays. 10 a.m.-2 p.m

Fells Point Farmers Market

The nearly decade-old farmers market on Broadway Square is perfect for Saturday mornings spent shopping local before meandering the harbor's waterfront. Local farmers and regional vendors fill the brick plaza and tout everything from produce from Albright Farms, flowers and mushrooms by Spore & Seed, raw honey from Hon’s Honey, and the beloved Phil's Dills pickles. Broadway & Thames Sts. Saturdays through October. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Govans Farmers Market

This vibrant Northeast Baltimore market serves a number of close-knit surrounding neighborhoods with its mid-week gatherings in the parking lot of Loyola's public safety department. Make it a destination for fresh produce and herbs from Real Food Farm, fruit from Shaw Orchard, and ethically sourced coffee from Dear Globe. 5104 York Rd. June 1-September. Wednesdays. 3-6 p.m.

Rotunda Farmers Market

Pack up the kiddos and head to Hampden's mixed-use development at The Rotunda to browse vendors while soaking in the sunshine. The lineup will rotate throughout the season, but those on board for opening day on June 7 include Boordy Vineyards, Dutch Lasagne, Haven Oak Garden Bakery, and SoBeachy Haitian Cuisine. 711 W. 40th St. June 7-September. Tuesdays. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

BALTIMORE COUNTY


Baltimore County Farmers Market

On Wednesday mornings starting in June, the Maryland State Fairgrounds transforms into a weekly farmers market with seven vendors, providing ample room for purchasing cheese from Daily Crisis Farm, fruit from Hills Forest Farm, and transplants from White House Nursery. 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. June 1-October 26. Wednesdays. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Catonsville Farmers Market

This farmers market has been serving the Catonsville community since 2002 and is back for another summer season. Stop by for Angelina's Crab Cakes, liege waffles from Baltimore Waffle Company, Belle's Acres goat milk products, vegan eats from Tom Cat's Kitchen, and Zeke's Coffee. 5820 Edmondson Avenue Catonsville, Maryland. Wednesdays May 1-November 20. 9 a.m - 12 p.m.

Hereford Farmers Market

This quaint market offers a respite of small-town life from the big city. Head north to the rolling hills of Monkton for The Contested Rooster poultry, Shaw Orchards fruit, and Floriculture Micro Farm flowers, plus live music every weekend. 17004 York Rd., Parkton. May 8-November. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kenilworth Farmers Market

The Shops at Kenilworth’s annual Tuesday-afternoon market is underway in the mall's parking lot with myriad offerings, including flowers from Belvedere Farm, produce and transplants from Calvert’s Gift Farm, and baked goods from Rare Opportunity Bakehouse. 800 Kenilworth Dr., Towson. May 10-November. Tuesdays. 3-6 p.m.

Overlea Farmers Market

This small market in Northeast Baltimore provides its local community with fresh produce and protein throughout the warm-weather months. Every other Saturday, find baked goods from Mary’s Muffins, kitchen essentials from Dimitri Olive Oil, and java from Coffee Del Cerro. 6908 Belair Rd. June 4-October 22. Every other Saturday. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pikesville Farmers Market

On Tuesday afternoons, this cozy parking lot market in Pikesville offers county residents weekday access to the likes of Kneis Flower Designs and Grandads Stash bakery in a treelined setting. 1700 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville. May 17-November. Tuesdays. 2-6 p.m.

Reisterstown Farmers Market

Throughout spring and summer, this small spring and summer Sunday market at Franklin Middle School in northwest Baltimore County features fruit from Apple Valley Farm, homemade sweets from Charles & Lea Cookies, produce from Homewood Farms, and baked goods by Otherworld Libations. 120 Main St., Reisterstown. Sundays. June 5-October 30. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Towson Farmers Market

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. Curbside vendors include Richfield Farm for produce, Top Secret Salsa, Matriarch Coffee, and Woerner Orchards. Allegheny & Washington Aves. Thursdays. June 2-November 17. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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