Farmers' Markets are not a new creation; they have been around for centuries, going back well before the Industrial Age when suppliers of food and other goods gathered to retail their wares.
Farmer's 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.
Supporting local isn't just great for the economy; it's delicious, too! Image courtesy of Anne Arundel County Farmers Market.
Anne Arundel County recognizes 10 markets in the area. Still, 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 produce. You'll find fresh seafood straight off the boats, bakers, cottage businesses like candle makers, dog treats, knife sharpeners, woodworkers, and so 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 challenging 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, 4 pm to 7 pm; May 10 thru November 22
Saturdays, 7 am to 12 pm; April 1 thru December 30
Sundays, 9 am – 12 pm; Year Round
Contact: Jose Prieto Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn Park Farmers Market
Address: Brooklyn Park Middle School, 200 Hammonds Ln., Brooklyn, MD 21225
Hours: Mondays, 11 am – 2 pm; June 17 thru August 26
Contact: Jodi Risse
Address: Crofton Library 1681 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD 21114
Hours: Saturdays from 8 am–12 pm, Food Trucks 8 am–2 pm; May 13th – November 4th, 2023
Contact: Chad Houck
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennie Barnacz email@example.com
Glen Burnie Farmers Market
Address: Town Center101 Crain Hwy. N, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Hours: Thursdays (once per month); June 10 thru September 2 4 pm - 7 pm (dates and times subject to change, email for more information)
Contact: Beth Nowell Phone: 410-766-8282
Address: Honey's Harvest Farm 5801 Brooks Woods Rd., Lothian, MD 20711
Hours: Open Friday, 4 pm - 7 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 10 am - 4 pm
Contact: Anna Chaney Phone: 410-991-4304
Image courtesy of Annapolis Discovered.
Address: Piney Orchard Community & Visitors Center Stream 2400 Valley Drive off Rt. 170, Odenton, MD. 21113
Hours: Wednesdays, 2 pm to 6 pm; June 7 thru October 25
Contact: Emily Sablehaus
Address: Ritchie Hwy (Rt. 2) & Jones Station Rd. (In the Park and Ride Parking Lot)
Hours: Saturdays, 8 am to 12 pm; April 24 thru October 27
Contact: Anita Robertson
Address: Deale Library 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, MD 20751
Hours: Thursdays, 3 pm to 7 pm; May 18 thru September 2
Contact: Sherisha Forrester
921 Chesapeake Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403 (in the Eastport Shopping Center)
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm
Sundays, 9 am - 5 pm
seven days a week until October 31st
On the property of Wild Kid Acres
731 Central Avenue, East
Edgewater, MD 21037
Seasonal, Saturdays 4 to 7 pm
Parking lot of Riva Trace Baptist Church
475 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Seasonal, Fridays 5 to 9 pm
550 Taylor Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
Seasonal, Sundays 9 am to 1 pm; Opening June 18, 2023 for the season
1704 Old Generals Hwy
Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours: Thursday-Friday, 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm