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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 the neighborhood farmers market. These bustling gathering places are a foodie paradise, filled with the 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 to shop for handcrafted souvenirs. So set your alarm, pack a reusable bag and bring your appetite for culinary adventure at these Baltimore farmers markets.

Market Days

Wednesday Markets

Druid Hill Farmers Market

3100 Swann Drive
June through September
3:30-7:30 p.m.

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 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.

Harbor Market

McKeldin Square
April through October
11 a.m.—2 p.m., Wednesdays & Fridays

Harbor Market, in the heart of downtown at McKeldin Square, 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.

Thursday Markets

Pratt Street Farmers Market

Corner of Pratt and Light Streets
May through October
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

Cross Street Farmers’ Market

Outside of Cross Street Market
May through October
8 a.m.—12 p.m.

Running the entire length of the south side of Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, this market is focused on promoting community, improving local food access and supporting the economic development of small businesses.

Waverly Farmers Market

East 32nd and Barclay Streets
Year-round
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. Open year-round, rain or shine, the market provides fresh fruit and veggies, 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
May through November
7:30 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 October
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 October
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. Visitors can participate in free fitness classes, healthy cooking demonstrations and composting demonstrations.

Sunday Markets

Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar

Holliday and Saratoga Streets
April through December
7 a.m.—12 p.m.

While strolling through Maryland’s largest producers-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. The bazaar also features live music, children’s entertainment and a wide variety of one-of-a-kind crafts and collectibles.