Farmers Markets are not a new creation; they have been around for centuries upon centuries, going back well before the Industrial Age when suppliers of food and other goods gathered to retail their wares.
Farmers Markets in Anne Arundel County and beyond have withstood the test of time in concept, as people still clamor for fresh to consumer produce straight from the farm. But there’s no question that they have evolved to meet the needs and demands, not to mention become quite the social gathering post for friends around town.
Anne Arundel County recognizes 10 markets in the area, but it’s hard to drive down a winding road, especially in the summer months, and not stumble upon a market where you can pick up fresh produce such as strawberries, corn, tomatoes, pumpkins, flowers, honey, eggs and more. Is there anything better than a juicy red strawberry, still warm from having just been plucked?
These days, farmers’ markets offer far more than just produce. You’ll find fresh seafood straight off the boats, bakers, cottage businesses like candle makers, dog treats, knife sharpeners, woodworkers, and the list goes on.
The many markets in our area provide a welcoming environment for locals and many times their dogs, a place to reconnect with each other which has been difficult to do during the pandemic, and the benefit of supporting area business owners and growers, knowing that what will be on your table tonight was likely harvested the day before.
Address: Riva Rd. & Harry S. Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401 Hours: Wednesdays, 7am – 12pm; June 2 thru September 29 Saturdays, 7am to 12pm; April 4 thru December 19 Sundays, 10am – 1pm; Year Round
Contact: Jose Prieto Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn Park Farmers Market
Address: Brooklyn Park Middle School 200 Hammons Ln., Baltimore, MD
Hours: Mondays, 11am – 2pm; June 21 thru August 23
Contact: Jodi Risse
Address: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 1800 Seton Dr., Crofton, MD 21114
Hours: Wednesdays, 3pm – 7pm; May 5 thru October 27
Contact: Chad Houck
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Burnie Farmers Market
Address: Town Center101 Crain Hwy. N, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Hours: Thursdays, 4pm – 7pm; June 3 thru September 2
Contact: Beth Nowell Phone: 410-766-8282
Honey’s Harvest Farmers Market
Address: Honey’s Harvest Farm 5801 Brooks Woods Rd., Lothian, MD 20711
Hours: Saturdays, 11am – 4pm; April 10 thru October 30 Sundays, 11am – 2pm; Year Round
Contact: Anna Chaney Phone: 410-991-4304
Luminis Health Farmers Market
Address: Anne Arundel Medical Center 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours: Fridays, 10:30am – 1:30pm; July 1 thru October 29
Contact: Laura Tenner Phone: 410-353-7585
Luminis Health / HACA Farmers Market
Address: Eastport Terrace Community Center 1014 President Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours: Tuesdays, 1pm – 4pm; June 1 thru October 26
Contact: Amanda Campbell
Address: Piney Orchard Community & Visitors Center Stream Valley Drive off Rt. 170, Odenton
Hours: Wednesdays, 2pm – 6pm; June 2 thru October 27
Contact: Emily Sablehaus
Address: Ritchie Hwy (Rt. 2) & Jones Station Rd.
Hours: Saturdays, 8am - 12pm; April 24 thru October 27
Contact: Anita Robertson
Address: Deale Library 5940 Deale Churchton Rd.
Hours: Thursdays, 3:30pm – 6pm; June 3 thru September 2
Contact: Sherisha Forrester
Other markets very much worth mentioning and visiting include:
921 Chesapeake Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403 (in the Eastport Shopping Center)
seven days a week until October 31st
On the property of Wild Kid Acres
731 Central Avenue, East
Edgewater, MD 21037
Seasonal, Saturdays 4-7pm
Parking lot of Riva Trace Baptist Church
475 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Seasonal, Fridays 5-9pm