Farmers Markets

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32nd Street Farmers Market

400 block of East 32nd Street, 32ndstreetmarket.org, Saturdays 7 a.m.-Noon, Open All Year

The only year-round market in the city limits, 32nd Street’s market has been inviting local vendors to sell their produce, prepared food, and various other goods for over three decades. Any extra money that the market makes from vendor fees or donations is donated to local nonprofit organizations.

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

Downtown, Under the JFX Viaduct, Saratoga Street, between Holliday and Gay streets, promotionandarts.com, Sundays 7 a.m.-Noon, April 5-Dec. 20

Known as Maryland’s largest producers-only market, this market will be entering its 38th season when it opens this April. In addition to the standard seasonal market offerings, market visitors can purchase anything from pickles on sticks to French truffles while enjoying cooking demonstrations from chefs and cookbook authors such as Spike Gjerde, Cathy Barrow, Kerry Dunnington, and Jesse Sandlin.

Baltimore Museum of Industry FARMERS Market

1415 Key Highway, thebmi.org, saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 18-Oct. 26

Situated at the BMI in a covered pavilion on the waterfront, this market features plenty of artisanal food and crafts, but a real draw for many is the free (yes, free!) parking. Also, last season the market kicked off a new initiative called Family Days that incorporates family-friendly activities and giveaways, as well as crafts and games for the little ones.

Canton Farmers Market

1300 S. Ellwood Ave., Tuesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., June-October

Grab some local goods all while supporting some worthy spots such as Hampstead Hill Academy and its Food for Life program, a sensory-based food education program at the K-8 school that helps children to understand nutritious choices through growing and cooking opportunities.

Druid Hill Farmers Market

Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, druidhillpark.org, Wednesdays 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., June 3-SEpt. 30

Grab your groceries and get fit, too, with weekly yoga from Charm City Yoga. Or, enjoy any of the many other events and educational opportunities for adults and children. Kids’ Story Time, Get Fit Hour of Power (sponsored by Councilman Nick Mosby’s office), free concerts, horse rides, and programs like a plant workshop all take place at this market in the 745-acre park.

Fells Point Farmers Market

800 S. Broadway, fellspointfarmersmarket.com, Saturdays 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 4-Nov. 2

In the 1800s local producers routinely descended on Fells Point to sell their wares, and the evidence can still be found in the etched stall numbers on the curbs that line the Belgian blocked streets of the waterfront community. Now, entering its fifth season, the Fells Point Farmers Market offers the updated version of that scene each Saturday morning, with face painting available for kids.

Govanstowne Farmers Market

5104 York Road, Wednesdays 3 p.m.-7 p.m., June 5-Sept. 11

This small market is a purveyor of quality locally produced food and was chosen as a pilot for research on access to quality food in low-income areas, and as a result was awarded a grant that allows those who use EBT and WIC to double their dollars up to $5.

Hampden Farmers Market

Elm Avenue at 36th Street, Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May-December

One of the newest markets in the city, Hampden’s farmers market is situated just in front of Corner BYOB, the restaurant owned by one of the market’s organizers, Bernard Dehaene. Fun fact: During its first season last year, Dehaene had promised to make individualized brunches for patrons who brought their purchases from vendors at the market into Corner BYOB.

Highlandtown Farmers Market

400 S. Conkling St., highlandtownmarket.blogspot.com, Thursdays 4-8 p.m., June 6-Nov. 1

Ferguson Farm and Barbour Fruit Farms are just two of the many local vendors at this city staple market. Hoehn’s Bakery, a classic in Highlandtown, is also on board, along with many others selling produce, baked goods, juice, and even vintage clothes.

Howard Park Farmers Market

3600 block of Woodbine Avenue, Saturdays 7 a.m.-1 p.m., May 25-Nov. 30

This community market features all of the necessities like bread, meat, cheese, and produce along with jams, soaps, nuts, and even prepared foods.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Farmers Market

1650 Orleans St., Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 16-Nov. 14

A perfect spot to grab a hot lunch, this market features all of the expected produce and locally made products as well. Eligible buyers can qualify for a dollar-for-dollar match to spend via the Maryland Market Money organization.

Park Heights Community Farmers Market

5201 Park Heights Ave., Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., June-November

This market, in the Pimlico Race Course parking lot, boasts reasonable prices for local goods and machines for SNAP users and debit-card holders to get tokens to shop.

Pratt Street Farmers Market

Pratt and Light Streets, godowntownbaltimore.com, Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 13-Oct. 31

Outside of the Transamerica building, this is the place for downtown workers or residents to grab groceries on the fly. There are plenty of well-known Baltimore retailers and purveyors of fine food, including Cafe Gia, Atwater’s Bakery, and Parfections Chocolatier, to satisfy any immediate craving or fresh grocery need.

State Center Community Farmers Market

201 W. Preston St., Wednesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 5-Nov. 13

Children’s activities such as face painting and balloon creations accompany featured entertainment and showcased food vendors.

Tuesday Market

4500 Harford Road, Tuesdays 4-8 p.m., June-October

Right across from Safeway, this evening market highlights goods from Heckel Farm and Healing Fields as well as treats for adults from the likes of DeJon Vineyards. Ensuring that all products are sold with integrity, the market has strong rules about vendors selling only their own produced foods (prepared or fresh), and the few service vendors must support a cause such as Weaving for Women.

Union Graze

1500 Union Ave., Every other Friday 5-8 p.m., June-October

This market showcases products from new entrepreneurs around the city while offering a fun Friday night atmosphere. With beer from Union Craft Brewing and music from local bands, the market also features a variety of events, such as the Oktoberfest event at which they dished up grilled sausages, German potato salad, and sauerkraut.

University Farmers Market

Plaza Park, at Paca and Baltimore Streets, umm.edu, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., May 14-Nov. 26

With a mission to serve the hospital and the local community, this market brings in all of the fresh produce one would expect, as well as pickles, nut butters, and prepared foods such as crepes, soups, and burgers.

Village of Cross Keys Farmers Market

5100 Falls Road, crosskeysfarmersmarket.com, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 4-Oct. 29

Set against the backdrop of the cute shops and offices in the Village of Cross Keys, this market boasts easy parking and an abundance of vendors on Falls Road.

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