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March 25, 2011

What is your favorite farmers market?

Dear helpful people,

Other than the 32nd Street (aka Waverly) Farmers Market and the Baltimore Farmers' Market, what is your favorite area farmers market?

I'm working on a directory to accompany a farmers market article and I wanted to be sure I included the cream of the crop.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 11:52 AM | | Comments (13)


We love the Saturday farmers market at the Brooklyn Museum of Industry. It's breezy, scenic, and small enough to have conversations with the farmers/growers.

Brooklyn museum?

It's small, but the Owings Mills farmers market is a valuable resource for the northwest.

Two summers ago I would have said the Tuesday market in Lauraville. Last year wasn't as good in the new location, though. I'm hoping it'll rebound.

The Sunday market in Bowie (next to Bowie High School) is really good. Excellent selection of produce, bread and pastries and they even have music.

Sorry, former New Yorker here. I meant the BALTIMORE Museum of Industry, but I'm sure you knew that.

I really wasn't sure, because of the Brooklyn area of town :)

Towson Thursday Farmers Market is great, but you have to get there before lunch time, or it will be packed and picked over.

Root's Country Market, Manheim, Lancaster County.

I've been a long time fan and weekly participant at the JFX farmer's market. It's the biggest and the best.

Towson Farmer's Market on Thursdays. Most of the farmers sell only what they grown. Black Rock Orchard & Richfield Farms are stand-outs.

There's one at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Thursdays from 10-2PM. It is small but has a nice variety. There was a vendor last year that had delicious soups and paella, I got lunch there almost every week.

thanks, that is a good one. I spoke with someone at Hopkins who said that this year's location has not been finalized

the one in bel air is very good, lots of fresh produce

Catonsville has one on Wednesday, but I can't go there because it's not close to work and it's in the afternoon. They started a second one on Sundays from 11 to 3 last year and that grew in popularity as the summer went on. It was very convenient for us since I've vowed I'm not going back tot he JFX market, which has gotten way, way, way too crowded.

The Towson Farmers Market (Thursdays 10:45 to 3:00)
is great, I think. Though, I guess it's inconvenient unless you work in Towson (or don't work at all!)

opening date June 9

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