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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.

Market Days

Wednesday Markets

Govans Farmers Market

5104 York Road
June through September
3-6 p.m.

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.

Thursday Markets

Pratt Street Market

Corner of Pratt and Charles Streets
May through September
11 a.m.—2 p.m.

Swap the usual eats for some local fare at the Thursday lunchtime market on Pratt Street. You can find Baltimore staples like crab cakes and oysters, alongside original twists on familiar dishes such as wood-fired pizzas, Asian fusion bowls and even vegan soul food. Plus, stock up on fresh produce, teas and juices.

Saturday Markets

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.

32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly

The 32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly has been open year-round since 1980.

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.

Sunday Markets

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. Once a month, the market extends its hours until 3:30 p.m. for B-Side, an afternoon of food & drink vendors and a free performance showcase featuring local artists, musicians, doers and performers. See the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts’ website for the B-Side lineup each month.