A Guide to Farmers Markets Around the Region

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

For some, cherry blossoms and the first robins might herald spring; for others, it's farmers markets. Many markets have already opened, and others will be joining them soon. They're open rain or shine.


Adams Morgan Farmers Market
Columbia Road and 18th Street NW

Farm: 717-573-4527 (Mike Taber)
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Dec. 23

All Souls Farmers Market
2300 Cathedral Ave. NW (in parking lot behind All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church; entrance on Woodley Place)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Dec. 16

Anacostia Farmers Market
14th Street between U and V streets SE

202-526-5344 (Julia Adkisson Bartholomew)
3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 7-Nov. 15

Chevy Chase Farmers Market
5701 Broad Branch Rd. (Lafayette School parking lot)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 29-Nov. 25

Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market
20th and Q streets NW
Sundays, year-round: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. until Dec. 31;
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 7-March 25

Eastern Market Outdoor Farmers Market
225 Seventh St. SE
7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, year-round

Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market
I Street between New Hampshire Avenue and 24th Street NW
3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, until Nov. 15

H Street FreshFarm Market
600 block of H Street NE
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Historic Brookland Farmers Market
12th and Newton streets NE; 10th and Otis streets NE
12th Street: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, May 7-Oct. 29
10th Street: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 9-Oct. 24

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
17th and Lamont streets NW (Lamont Plaza)
703-328-6559 (Robin Shuster)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Nov. 18

New Morning Farmers Market
36th Street and Alton Place NW (Sheridan School parking lot)
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 3-mid-March 2007; 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 6-Sept. 26

Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market
Eighth and D streets NW
3-7 p.m. Thursdays, until Nov. 16

Rose Park Farmers Market
26th and O streets NW
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, until Oct. 25

USDA Farmers Market at Department of Transportation
400 Seventh St. SW (plaza level)
202-366-8932 (Carolyn Pemberton)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, May 16-Nov. 21

USDA Farmers Market at Department of Agriculture
12th Street and Independence Ave. SW
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, June 2-Oct. 27

Ward 8 Farmers Market
Martin Luther King Jr. and Alabama avenues SE
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, June 3-Nov. 18

Anne Arundel County


Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Inc.
Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis
410-987-6034 (Bobi Crispens)
7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, June 13-Oct. 10; 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, until Nov. 11 (8 a.m.-noon, Nov. 18-Dec. 23); 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, July 2-Sept. 3

Deale Farmers Market
5965 Deale-Churchton Rd. (Cedar Grove United Methodist Church parking lot)
410-867-0900 (Ann Wolfe)
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, July 6-Oct. 26

Glen Burnie Town Center Farmers Market
Central Avenue and Platzer Lane (Anne Arundel County parking lot)
410-222-7410 (Lisa Barge)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 5-Sept. 27

Piney Orchard Farmers Market
Stream Valley Drive off Route 170 (community center parking lot), Odenton
410-974-8313 (Bill Morris)
2-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 7-Oct. 25;
noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22

Severna Park Farmers Market
Ritchie Highway and Jones Station Road
410-827-9192 (Anita Robertson)
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 29-Oct. 28

South River Colony Farmers Market
Route 2 near Route 214 (behind Kmart), Edgewater
410-987-6034 (Bobi Crispens)
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, July 6-Sept. 28

Calvert County

Calvert Country Market
Routes 4 and 231 (Prince Frederick Shopping Center), Prince Frederick
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays,9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, year-round.
Farmers market (located inside the market): 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 10-Oct. 21

Charles County

La Plata Farmers Market
Charles Street and Washington Avenue (courthouse parking lot)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, until Nov. 22;
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, until Nov. 18

Frederick County

Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market
Church and East streets, Frederick
301-898-3183 (Wendy Barth)
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, June 1-Oct. 26

Fort Detrick Farmers Market
Sultan Street, in front of Building 549, Frederick
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 13-Oct. 31

Great Frederick Farmers Market
East Patrick Street (fairgrounds)
301-663-5895 (Robert Fogle)
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

West Frederick Farmers Market
110 Baughmans Lane (behind Frederick Regional Medical Center)
301-898-3183 (Wendy Barth)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 13-Nov. 18

Howard County


Howard County Farmers Market at Oakland Mills
Oakland Mills Village Center (Stevens Forest Road lot), Columbia
410-489-4460 (Linda Brown)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 6-Oct. 31

Howard County Farmers Market at Glenwood
2350 Route 97 (Glenwood Branch Library parking lot), Cooksville
410-489-4460 (Linda Brown)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 3-Nov. 18

Howard County Farmers Market at Mount Pisgah
5901 Cedar Fern Ct. (Mount Pisgah AME Church parking lot), Columbia
301-934-9004 (Lana Edelen)
2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, May 2-May 30;
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, June 6-Oct. 31

Howard County Farmers Market at East Columbia
6600 Cradlerock Way (East Columbia Branch Library parking lot)
301-934-9004 (Lana Edelen)
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 4-Nov. 16

Montgomery County


Bethesda Farmers Market
Norfolk and Woodmont avenues
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, May 9-Oct. 31

Bethesda United Church of Christ Farmers Market
Fernwood Road and Democracy Boulevard
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, May 4-Nov. 16;
10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

Bethesda-Chevy Chase YMCA
9401 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, year-round

Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist Church
River and Goldsboro roads, Bethesda
Farmer: 717-334-4582
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, May 3-Dec. 20

Friendship Heights Village Center Farm Market
4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Nov. 18

Gaithersburg Farmers Market
Fulks Corner Avenue at Route 355
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, June 1-Oct. 26

Gaithersburg Main Street Pavilion Farmers Market
301 Main St. (Kentlands Main Street Pavilion)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28 (depending on weather)

Hares Valley Growers Farm Stand
4600 Waverly Ave. (post office parking lot), Garrett Park
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 3-Nov. 18

Kensington Farmers Market
Train station parking lot
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, until Dec. 2

Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market
7155 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda
7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, year-round

Potomac Presbyterian Church Farmers Market
10301 River Rd. (Potomac Presbyterian Church parking lot)
1-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 1-Oct. 26

Rockville Farmers Market
East Montgomery Avenue at Rockville Town Center, and Route 28 and Monroe Street (jury parking lot)
East Montgomery Avenue: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, May 17-Oct. 25
Route 28: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 13-Oct. 28

Silver Spring FreshFarm Market
Ellsworth Drive between Fenton and Cedar streets
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Takoma Park Farmers Market
Old Town section of Laurel Avenue between Eastern and Carroll avenues
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, year-round

Wheaton Farmers Market
Reedie Drive, between Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue
240-777-8106 (Leslie Maxam)
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, June 4-Oct. 29

Prince George's County

Bowie Farmers Market
15200 Annapolis Rd.
301-809-3076 (Matt Reno)
8 a.m.-noon Sundays, May 21-Oct. 29

College Park Farmers Market
5211 Paint Branch Pkwy. (parking lot for Ellen Linson swimming pool)
301-345-2583 (Donna Almquist)
7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 29-Nov. 18

Hyattsville Farmers Market at Queens Chapel Town Center
Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton Street (behind Queens Chapel Town Center)
301-627-0977 ( Peggy Campanella)
2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, July 11-Oct. 31

Laurel Farmers Market
300 block of Main Street
301-854-2917 (Francis Gosman)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, May 25-Oct. 26

Riverdale Park Farmers Market
MARC station parking lot (Queensbury Road)
301-864-2779 (Rebecca Seldberg)
3-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 4-Nov. 16

USDA Farmers Market at Beltsville
5601 Sunnyside Ave., Parking Lot B
301-504-1776 ( Ed Hicks)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, June 8-Oct. 19

St. Mary's County

California Farmers Market
Route 235 at Town Creek Drive (BAE parking lot)
301-475-4200, Ext. 1402
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Charlotte Hall Farmers Market and Auction
29980 Three Notch Rd.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, year-round

North St. Mary's County Farmers Market
Routes 5 and 6 (Charlotte Hall library parking lot)
301-475-4200, Ext. 1402
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, May 13-Oct. 21


Alexandria Farmers Market
301 King St.(Market Square)
703-838-4770, 703-838-5006
5-11 a.m. Saturdays, year-round

Del Ray Farmers Market
East Oxford and Mount Vernon avenues, Alexandria
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, until Dec. 2

Arlington County

Arlington Farmers Market
North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street (courthouse parking lot)
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, until Dec. 30;
9 a.m.-noon January to mid-April

Ballston Farmers Market
Welburn Square (near Ballston Metro and Ballston Common Mall), Arlington
703-528-3527 (Julie Martin Mangis)
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, June 2-Oct. 13

Columbia Pike Farmers Market
South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park), Arlington
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, May 7-Nov. 26

Fairfax City

Community Farmers Market
Main and West streets
703-430-6164 (Brenda Snyder)
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Fairfax County

TTY: 703-803-3354

Annandale Farmers Market
Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike
Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Rd.
Mason District Park: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 4-Nov. 9
Wakefield Park: 2:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 10-Oct. 25

Burke Farmers Market
5671 Roberts Pkwy. (VRE parking lot)
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Fairfax Farmers Market
3730 Old Lee Hwy. (Van Dyck Park)
8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, May 2-Oct. 31

Frying Pan Park Farmers Market
2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 3-Oct. 25

Herndon Farmers Market
Elden and Spring streets (next to town hall)
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 4-Oct. 26

Kingstowne Farmers Market
Kingstowne Center (near Uno Chicago Grill)
Fairfax County
4-7 p.m. Fridays, May 12-Oct. 27

McLean Farmers Market
1659 Chain Bridge Rd. (Lewinsville Park)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays, May 5-Nov. 17

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane (library parking lot)
8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, May 2-Nov. 21

Reston Farmers Market
Lake Anne Plaza, off North Shore Drive
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 6-Nov. 4

Vienna Farmers Market
9601 Courthouse Rd. (Nottoway Park)
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 3-Nov. 22

Vienna Saturday Farmers Market
127 S. Center St. (behind town hall)
703-281-1255 (Karen Hackney)
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Falls Church

Falls Church Farmers Market
300 Park Ave. (city hall parking lot)
703-248-5077 (Howard Herman)
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 6-Dec. 16

Fauquier County


Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market
Route 245 and I-66 (Exit 31), The Plains
540-253-5289 (Becky Brothers)
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, April 30-Oct. 29

Remington Farmers Market
Main Street (municipal parking lot)
3-7 p.m. Fridays, until Oct. 27

Warrenton Farmers Market
South Fifth and Lee streets
Court and Hotel streets
South Fifth and Lee streets: 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, until Nov. 18
Court and Hotel streets: 7 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, May 10-Sept. 6

Loudoun County

http://www.loudounfarmersmarkets.com/ 703-777-0426 (Warren Howell)

Cascades Farmers Market
21060 Whitefield Place (senior center parking lot), Sterling
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, May 7-Oct. 29

Leesburg Farmers Market
Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Lovettsville Farmers Market
Route 287 (Game Protective Association parking lot)
4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 9-Oct. 24

Middleburg Farmers Market
Marshall Street (behind community center)
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Purcellville Farmers Market
21st Street (across from the old train station)
4-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 4-Oct. 26

South Riding Farmers Market
South Riding Boulevard and Center Street (parking lot across from Town Green)
2-5 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-Oct. 28

Sterling Farmers Market
1400 Sterling Blvd. (Briar Patch Park)
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 7-Oct. 25


Manassas Farmers Market
Church Street, next to the fire station in Old Town
703-361-6599 (Eugenia Velazquez)
7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, until Oct. 28; also open in November, weather permitting

Prince William County

Dale City Farmers Market
Dale Boulevard, Dale City commuter parking lot (next to Center Plaza), Woodbridge
703-670-7112, Ext. 227 (Betty Finney)
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, until Nov. 19

Haymarket Farmers Market
15025 Washington St. (town hall parking lot)
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, April 29-Oct. 28

-- compiled by Leigh Lambert

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