Winter Farmers Markets in Baltimore

winter farmers markets

Winter Farmers Markets


(This map has been updated for 2021, with more winter options!)

Finding Winter Farmers Markets in Baltimore

Eating local foods during the winter isn’t an easy task.  There are so many benefits to eating local, but finding those foods can be difficult.  One way to eat local in Baltimore is to visit the farmers markets that are open in the winter.  Unfortunately, winter farmers markets in Baltimore are few and far between.  Most of them are located in the DC suburbs.   Surely, as demand for local foods grow, more winter options will start being offered.  In the meantime, go visit one of these options and encourage them.

32nd Street Farmers Market, located in Baltimore, is open from 7am to noon on Saturdays, all year long.  They offer baked goods, produce, fruit, prepared foods and flowers.  Their website shows a vendor map, with 58 vendors available.

Anne Arundel County Farmers Market is located in Annapolis.  They are open all year long on Sundays, from 10am to 1pm.  At the end of March, they add a Saturday market from 7am to noon.  Finally, the Tuesday market opens in May, from 7am to noon.  Their website details what produce, meats, and other options you can find that week at the market.

Bethesda Central Farmers Market is open from 10am to 1:30pm, January through March, in downtown Bethesda.  From April to December they open earlier, at 9am.  They host over 100 vendors and artisan food producers.  You can find table seating, music, local wine and brewery tastings, kids activities, and chef demos there.

Catonsville Farmers Market is open year round on Wednesdays, though hours and days vary during the winter. Please check their website to see if the market is open that Wednesday, along with a list of which vendors will be there. The page is updated regularly, letting you know what you’ll find when you arrive.

Heyser Farms is a local market in Silver Spring.  They open year round, Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 6pm.  They add an extra hour, to 7pm, from June to December.  They sell fresh produce, cider, baked goods, flowers, mulch, local milk, eggs, bread, ice cream, honey, jams, and more.

Kensington Farmers Market, located in Kensington, is also open year round.  You can visit them on Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm.  Their website lists their vendors, and includes bakeries, cheese, produce, and prepared foods.

Main Street Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm.  You can find them in Gaithersburg.  They keep their website updated with current offerings at the market and promotions.

Olney Farmers and Artists Market, located in Olney, is open every Sunday from 9am to 1pm, rain or shine. They have a robust list of vendors that will be selling this winter. Their Facebook page will have the latest information, as some vendors will rotate the weeks that they sell.

Takoma Park Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10am to 2pm in Takoma Park.  They offer local, seasonal produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, eggs, and more.

Winter farmers markets aren’t the only places to find local foods!  There are also several winter CSAs out there that provide produce and meat.  By planning ahead, you too can enjoy the bounty that your Baltimore Foodshed offers year round.

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