Sample the Flavors of Baltimore’s Farmers Markets
If you’re looking for local flavor, Baltimore’s farmers markets are the place to be.
With the arrival of spring, weekends begin with a visit to a Baltimore farmers market. These hyper-local community events are a foodie’s paradise, filled with seasonal bounty, specialty coffees, smoked oysters, artisanal cheeses and fresh bread. They’re also a great way to mingle with local artists, enjoy live music or shop for handcrafted souvenirs. So set your alarm, pack a reusable bag and bring your appetite for culinary adventure to these Baltimore farmers markets.
Please refer to each market’s website for COVID-19 precautions and updates.
Druid Hill Farmers Market
3100 Swann Drive
June through October
Druid Hill Park is the emerald heart of Baltimore City and a bucolic reprieve from city life. Each week, the Druid Hill Farmers Market brings the community out for food trucks, produce stands, horseback rides, free yoga and live music. Local children’s educator Mr. Cork regularly makes an appearance, and it’s not uncommon to see toddlers frolicking barefoot through a sprinkler when the summer months ensue. As a bonus, the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens extends its hours on Wednesdays until 7 p.m.
Govans Farmers Market
5104 York Road
June through September
Govans is a true community-centric market aimed at bringing farm-fresh produce to a neighborhood where healthy food options are limited. It was one of the first markets in Baltimore to require all vendors to accept supplemental nutrition dollars, ensuring that economic status is not a barrier to shopping their selections. The market also hosts youth-oriented and family-friendly programs, such as Summer Meals, which provides nutritious dinners to school-aged children in the summer months and Family Fun Fest, an evening of crafts and wellness events.
June through July
11 a.m.—2 p.m., Wednesdays
Harbor Market, in the heart of downtown at the Harborplace Pavilions, aims to defeat sad desk lunches. Each week, food trucks line the square offering everything from pasta to tacos to seafood. Tables and chairs are set up alongside games like corn hole, can jam, giant chess and giant connect four.
See Harbor Market’s website for a full list of 2022 vendors.
Cross Street Farmers Market
Outside of Cross Street Market
May through October
9 a.m.—12 p.m.
One of the oldest public markets in the country, Federal Hill’s Cross Street Market is home to 22 independent local businesses and a weekly farmer’s market. It reopened in 2019 after a full renovation, and remains focused on promoting community, improving access to high-quality foods and supporting economic development in the neighborhood.
Waverly Farmers Market
East 32nd and Barclay Streets
7 a.m.—12 p.m.
The Waverly Farmers Market is more than a source of good food, it’s also the Charles Village social event of the week. Typically open year-round, rain or shine, the market provides fresh fruit and veggies and thick slabs of meat ready for the barbecue as well as baked goods and preserves, among other culinary delights.
Fell’s Point Farmers Market
Broadway and Thames Streets
December through April
9 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
May through December
8 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Located at the corner of Broadway and Thames Streets in historic Fell’s Point, this market is a long-standing tradition. (You can still see the old stall numbers etched in the curbs surrounding Broadway Square). Stop by for grab-and-go bites, fresh produce and spirits from local distillers. Located just blocks away from downtown hotels, it’s also easily accessible from Water Taxi Landing 11.
Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmers Market
1415 Key Highway
May through November
9 a.m.—1 p.m.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmers Market offers a convenient place to purchase fresh local foods as well as locally made artisanal items you can’t find in a store. The market features fresh produce, farm-fresh meats and dairy as well as cut flowers and plants. You’ll also discover fun bonuses, such as live music, demonstrations, kids’ activities and giveaways.
Market at Montebello
Lake Montebello, behind Montebello Elementary School
Once per month, May through September
9 a.m.—2 p.m.
Dozens of food vendors, local makers and wellness organizations come together on Lake Montebello once each month to promote a healthier and greener neighborhood. Participate in free fitness classes, healthy cooking lessons and composting demonstrations.
Check Market at Montebello’s website for updates on their 2022 season.
Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar
Holliday and Saratoga Streets, under the Jones Falls Expressway
April through December
7 a.m.—12 p.m.
While strolling through Maryland’s largest produce-only market, you’ll revel at the sight of a vast quantity of foods, including seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally raised poultry, fresh baked goods and organic dairy products. This farmers market also features live music, children’s entertainment and a wide variety of one-of-a-kind crafts and collectibles.