These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Maryland For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Maryland offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Maryland? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Maryland farmers markets:

  1. Main Street Farmers & Artists Market, Gaithersburg, MD
  2. Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market (Riva), Annapolis, MD
  3. Bethesda Central Farm Market, Bethesda, MD
  4. Baltimore Farmers’ Market, Baltimore, MD
  5. Govanstowne Farmers’ Market, Baltimore, MD
  6. West Frederick Farmers’ Market, Frederick, MD
  7. Crofton Farmers Market, Crofton, MD
  8. Glenn Dale Farmers’ Market, Glenn Dale, MD
  9. Bethesda – Farm Women’s Market, Bethesda, MD
  10. Westfield Annapolis Farmers’ Market, Annapolis, MD

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Maryland or the cheapest place to live in Maryland.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Maryland?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Maryland, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Old Line State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Maryland, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Main Street Farmers & Artists Market

Main Street Farmers & Artists Market -- Gaithersburg, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Gaithersburg, MD
Address: 301 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

2. Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market (Riva)

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market  (Riva) -- Annapolis, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Annapolis, MD
Address: Riva Road & Harry S Truman pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Central Farm Market -- Bethesda, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Bethesda, MD
Address: 7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Baltimore Farmers’ Market

Baltimore Farmers' Market -- Baltimore, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Baltimore, MD
Address: 400 unit block of Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
Times: sun:7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

5. Govanstowne Farmers’ Market

Govanstowne Farmers' Market -- Baltimore, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Baltimore, MD
Address: 5104 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

6. West Frederick Farmers’ Market

West Frederick Farmers' Market -- Frederick, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Frederick, MD
Address: 800 Oak Street, Frederick, MD 21702
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Crofton Farmers Market

Crofton Farmers Market -- Crofton, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Crofton, MD
Address: 1691 Crofton Pkwy, Crofton, MD 21114
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Glenn Dale Farmers’ Market

Glenn Dale Farmers' Market -- Glenn Dale, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Glenn Dale, MD
Address: Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Bethesda – Farm Women’s Market

Bethesda - Farm Women's Market -- Bethesda, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Bethesda, MD
Address: 7155 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Times: Wed: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM Fri: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM Sun: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Westfield Annapolis Farmers’ Market

Westfield Annapolis Farmers' Market -- Annapolis, MD

Source: Public Domain

Score: 68.6
City: Annapolis, MD
Address: Jennifer Rd. & rt.50, Annapolis, MD 21401
Times: Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: N

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Maryland

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Old Line State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Maryland

Name City Rank Score
Main Street Farmers & Artists Market Gaithersburg 1 80.0
Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market (Riva) Annapolis 2 80.0
Bethesda Central Farm Market Bethesda 3 74.3
Baltimore Farmers’ Market Baltimore 4 71.4
Govanstowne Farmers’ Market Baltimore 5 71.4
West Frederick Farmers’ Market Frederick 6 71.4
Crofton Farmers Market Crofton 7 71.4
Glenn Dale Farmers’ Market Glenn Dale 8 71.4
Bethesda – Farm Women’s Market Bethesda 9 68.6
Westfield Annapolis Farmers’ Market Annapolis 10 68.6
Greenbelt Farmers Market Greenbelt 11 68.6
Bel Air Farmers’ Market Bel Air 12 68.6
Freshfarm Silver Spring Market Silver Spring 13 65.7
Catonsville Farmers Market Catonsville 14 65.7
Camden Avenue Farmers Market Salisbury 15 65.7
Takoma Park Farmers Market Takoma Park 16 65.7
Cambridge Main Street Farmers’ Market Cambridge 17 65.7
Pike Central Market Rockville 18 62.9
Olney Farmers And Artists Market Olney 19 62.9
The Farmers Market At Maryland College Park 20 62.9
Everedy Square/shab Row Farmers’ Market Frederick 21 60.0
Frederick City Market Frederick 22 60.0
Sycamore Spring Farm Market Frederick 23 60.0
Potomac Village Farmers Market Potomac 24 60.0
Crossroads Farmers Market Takoma Park 25 60.0
Home Grown Farm Market Lexington Park 26 60.0
32nd Street/waverly Farmers Market Baltimore 27 57.1
Druid Hill Farmers’ Market Baltimore 28 57.1
Village Farmers Market Baltimore 29 57.1
Rockville Farmers Market Rockville 30 57.1
Historic City Farmers’ Market Hagerstown 31 54.3
Carroll County Farmer’s Market Westminster 32 54.3
State Center Community Farmers’ Market Baltimore 33 51.4
Tuesday Market In Lauraville Baltimore 34 51.4
Urbana Library Farmers’ Market Frederick 35 51.4
Main Street Farmers Market Gaithersburg 36 51.4
Kenilworth Farmers Market Towson 37 51.4
Shore Fresh Growers Farmers Markets Salisbury 38 51.4
Usda Beltsville Farmers’ Market Beltsville 39 51.4
Park Heights Community Farmers Market Baltimore 40 48.6
Howard County Farmers’ Market – Oakland Mills Village Center Columbia 41 48.6
Howard County Farmers’ Market – East Columbia Library Branch Columbia 42 48.6
Howard County Farmers’ Market At Howard County General Hospital Columbia 43 48.6
Howard County Farmers Market – Miller Library Branch Ellicott City 44 48.6
Grace Community Farmers Market Frederick 45 48.6
Towson Farmers’ Market Towson 46 48.6
Wheaton Farmers Market Wheaton 47 48.6
Piney Orchard Odenton 48 48.6
California Farmers Market California 49 48.6
Bmi Farmers’ Market Baltimore 50 45.7
Green Spring Station Farmers Market Baltimore 51 45.7
Howard Park Community Farmers Market Baltimore 52 45.7
Fulks Corner Farmers Market Gaithersburg 53 45.7
Dnr Farmers’ Market Annapolis 54 45.7
University Farmers’ Market Baltimore 55 42.9
Waldorf Farmers Market Waldorf 56 42.9
Bowie Farmers’ Market Bowie 57 42.9
College Park Farmer’s Market College Park 58 42.9
Pigtown Community Farmers Market Baltimore 59 40.0
Catonsville Sunday Farmers Market Catonsville 60 40.0
College Park City Hall Farmers’ Market College Park 61 40.0
Farmers’ Market At The Nci-Frederick Frederick 62 37.1
Great Frederick Farmers’ Market Frederick 63 37.1
Market Faire On The Square Hagerstown 64 37.1
Federal Hill Farmers Market At Light Street Church Baltimore 65 34.3
Freedom Farmers Market Fort Washington 66 34.3
Owings Mills Farmers’ Market Owings Mills 67 31.4
Clarksburg Town Center Farmers’ Market Clarksburg 68 31.4
Eastpoint Farmers’ Market Baltimore 69 28.6
Highlandtown Farmers’ Market Baltimore 70 28.6
Edgewood Farmer’s Market Edgewood 71 28.6
Edgewood Farmers’ Market Edgewood 72 28.6
Roots & Stems Community Farmers’ Market Fort Washington 73 28.6
Green Spring Station Winter Farmers Market Baltimore 74 25.7
Suitland Farmers’ Market Suitland 75 25.7
Randallstown Farmers Market Randallstown 76 11.4
Dundalk Farmers’ Market Dundalk 77 8.6
Laurel Farmers’ Market Laurel 78 8.6
Downtown Cumberland Cumberland 79 8.6
Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market Westminster 80 8.6
Easton Farmers’ Market Easton 81 8.6
Fresh Friday Farmers Market Sponsored By Kaiser Permanente Baltimore 82 5.7
Severna Park Farmers’ Market Severna Park 83 5.7
Charles Street Farmers’ Market Baltimore 84 2.9
Fells Point Farmers’ Market Baltimore 85 2.9
Go Life / Cylburn Farmers’ Market Baltimore 86 2.9
Johns Hopkins Hospital Farmers’ Market Baltimore 87 2.9
The Avenue At White Marsh Farmers Market Baltimore 88 2.9
Briggs Chaney-Greencastle Farmers And Artisans Market Silver Spring 89 2.9
Shady Grove Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market Rockville 90 2.9
Meritus Medical Center Farmers Market Hagerstown 91 2.9
Salisbury ‘shore Fresh’ Farmers Market Salisbury 92 2.9
Reisterstown Farmers Market Reisterstown 93 2.9
Hyattsville Farmers Market Hyattsville 94 2.9
Mt. Washington Whole Foods Farmers Market Baltimore 95 0.0
Village Of Cross Keys Farmers Market Baltimore 96 0.0
Holy Cross Hospital Farmers Market Silver Spring 97 0.0
Walkersville Farmers Market Frederick 98 0.0
Washington County Farmers Market – Agricultural Education Center Hagerstown 99 0.0
Aamc Farmers’s Market Annapolis 100 0.0

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