18 Best Farmers Markets in Frederick Md (2023)

Looking for local farmers’ markets in Frederick Maryland?

Well, you’ve definitely come to the right place!

In this post you’ll find a list of all 18 Farmers’ Markets in Frederick County including each farmers’ market’s:

  • Website/Facebook Link
  • Location address
  • Dates of operation
  • Days they’re open
  • Summer market hours
  • Contact information

In addition, if you don’t want to have to keep scrolling down to read the list every time you want to check out a farmers’ market, sign up to get the printable list delivered right to your inbox!

Farmers Markets in Frederick Md

Not only do we have 18 Farmers’ Markets in Frederick County, but also there’s at least one going on every single day of the week (except for Mondays).

Gone are the days of having to wait all week until Saturday morning to take advantage of Frederick’s agricultural bounty!

Although many of these farmers’ markets do take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings, several take place all week long as well.

Farmers Markets in Frederick County Maryland

But, before you scroll down to see the list, you can get your one-page list right here:


Why is Local Better?

  • Local, healthy food is fresher than what you’ll find at the grocery store.  It goes from local farms to you, so it loses fewer nutrients and less is spoiled.
  • Less fuel is used and fewer greenhouse gases are emitted because local food travels a shorter distance to you.
  • Less local food is wasted in distribution, warehousing and merchandising.
  • Buying local agriculture makes our local economy stronger. When you spend your food dollars locally, you are creating local jobs by supporting family farms (many of whom practice sustainable agriculture), local food processing and local distribution systems.
  • Shopping for local foods creates communities by connecting people with their farmers who bring them healthy local foods. A farmers’ market is a great place to meet and connect with friends as well as farmers!
  • Shop local. Eat clean. Be healthy. Find the farmers’ markets nearest you.

What Can You Buy at Farmers Markets?

These days the question should be what can’t you buy at farmers markets?

While some of these farmers’ markets are small neighborhood markets with fewer people, others are significantly large events. 

Best to bring your own bag to these markets.

I prefer one you can hang on your shoulder vs. a tote style that you have to carry with one hand.

Because there is SO much to offer at farmer’s markets, this is just a sample of what you will find:

  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Organic Fruits
  • Farm-Fresh Produce
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Food Trucks
  • Hot Fresh Food
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Food Vendors
  • Local Musicians
  • Locally Raised Meats
  • Wines
  • Plants
  • Fresh Baked Goods (gluten free options are offered as well)
  • Cookies
  • Pastries
  • Cupcakes
  • Cakes
  • Crafts
  • Preserves
  • Handmade Jewelry
  • Hyperlocal spirit-wear
  • Local Honey
  • Seedlings
  • Herbs
  • Handmade Soaps
  • Maple Syrup
  • Local Distilleries
  • Eggs
  • Artisan Breads
  • Olive Oil
  • Homemade Juices
  • Pickles
  • Artisanal Cheese
  • Ice Cream
  • Local Free Range Eggs
  • Home Baked Dog Treats
  • Crab Soup

Needless to say, it’s SO worth visiting these markets, at least the ones in close proximity to where you live, during the summer months!

Without further ado, here is our list of the best farmers markets in Frederick, Maryland:

1. Brunswick Main Street Farmer’s Market

Brunswick Main Street Farmer’s Market
2nd & last Fridays of the month
4pm to 7pm
May 12 through September 29
Potomac Street at 1st Avenue
Martin’s Creek Parking Lot
Brunswick, Md 21716
Phone: 301-524-1035
Email: [email protected]

2. Downtown Thursday Market

Downtown Thursday Market
3:00pm to 6:30pm
April 27th to October 19
331 N. Market Street
Old Carmack Jays Parking Lot
Frederick Md 21701
Email: [email protected]

3. Emmitsburg Farmers Market

Emmitsburg Farmer's Market

Emmitsburg Farmers Market
2pm to 8pm
June 23 through October 6
302 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, Md 21727
Phone: (301) 600-6303

4. FSK Mall Farmers Market

FSK Mall Farmers Market
9am to 2pm
April 8 to November 18
FSK Mall
Macy’s Parking Lot facing Spectrum Dr.
5500 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 301-695-5321

5. Farmers Market at NCI-Frederick

Farmers Market at NCI-Frederick
10:30am to 1:00pm
NCI at Frederick – Ft. Detrick
549 Sultan Street
In front of Bldg 549
Frederick, MD 21702
Email: [email protected]

6. Field Fresh Farmers Market

Field Fresh Farmers Market
9:00am to 1:00pm
April 29 to November 18
The Great Frederick Fairgrounds, Lot A
797 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md 21701
Facebook Page
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 676-1236

7. Frederick City Market

Frederick City Market
9:00am to 1:00pm
May 14 to November 19
Old Carmack Jays Parking Lot
331 N. Market St
Frederick, Md 21701
Facebook Page
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (240) 291-8254

8. Frederick Farmers Market

Frederick Farmers Market
10:00am to 1:00pm
April 29 to November 18
1215 W Patrick St
Frederick, Md 21702
Facebook Page
Email: [email protected]

9. Jefferson Farmers Market

Jefferson Farmer's Market

Jefferson Farmers Market
4:00pm to 7:00pm
May 17 thru September 13
Jefferson Ruritan Center
4603-B Lander Rd
Jefferson, MD 21755
Email: [email protected]

10. Key City Food & Farm Market

Key City Food & Farm Market
11:00am to 1:30pm
May 7th to September 3rd
Talley Center @ Baker Park
121 N Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 600-3850

11. Lake Linganore Farmers and Artisans Market

Lake Linganore Farmers and Artisans Market
4:00pm to 7:00pm
June 8th to August 3rd
Coldstream Common Area
6718 Coldstream Dr.
New Market, Md 21774
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 831-6400

12. Middletown Farmers’ Market

Middletown Farmer's Market

Middletown Farmers’ Market
4:00pm to 7:00pm
May 4 to October 12
Middletown Christ Reformed UCC Parking Lot
12 S. Church St
Middletown, Md 21769
Facebook Page
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 524-1035

13. Myersville Farmers’ Market

Myersville Farmers’ Market
9:00am to 12:00pm
April 15 to October 8
Municipal Parking Lot
301 Main St
Myersville, Md 21773
Facebook Page
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 524-1035

*Myersville Indoor Market is held November thru March on the first and third Saturdays, 9am-12pm.

14. New Market Farmers Market

New Market Farmers Market
2nd & 4th Saturdays
10:00am to 2:00pm
June to October
New Market Elementary School
93 W Main St
New Market, MD 21774

15. Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market

Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market
9:00am to 12:00pm
May 13 to October 7
19 Frederick Rd
Thurmont, Md 21788
Facebook Page
Email: [email protected]

16. Urbana Library Farmers’ Market

Urbana Library Farmers’ Market
10am to 1pm
May 21 to October 29
Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung St
Frederick, MD 21704
Facebook Page
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (240) 405-4939

17. Walkersville Community Farmers Market

Walkersville Community Farmers Market
9:00am to 1:00pm
Walkersville Public Library
2 S. Glade Rd
Walkersville, Md 21793
Phone: (301) 600-8200

18. YMCA of Frederick County Farmers’ Market

YMCA of Frederick County Farmers’ Market
3:30pm to 6:30pm
May 2 to October 31
YMCA of Frederick County
1000 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 663-5131

Special Mention: Jefferson Corn Stand

Jefferson Corn Stand

By the definition of farmers’ market, Jefferson Corn Stand fits more in the category of farm stand vs. farmer’s market.

In other words, they don’t currently use their location as a shared space to host other vendors or food trucks.

However, we wanted to mention them because our readers really love them!

Jefferson Corn Stand
Monday thru Fridays, 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am to 3:30pm
3803 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, Md 21755

Remember to snag your printable list (scroll up) so you can keep it handy as a reminder to take advantage of these wonderful farmers’ markets!

Farmers Markets in Frederick County Maryland

My friend Mae and I decided to check out a couple farmers’ markets for ourselves to see what the hype was all about!

My Visit to Farmers Markets

I had the recent pleasure of visiting a local Frederick Farmers Market.

Having only been to farmers markets a handful of times in my life, I was happy to go check it out.

Clearly, I’m not sure why I don’t frequent farmers markets more often!

They’re the perfect place to find everything you need as well as a great way to support your local farmers.

However, that’s going to change for me going forward.

Pulling into the parking lot, there was a sea of pop-up pavilions and an abundance of vendors.

Fredericktonians were bustling all around, carrying their purchases.

As well as that, there was even a lady walking around giving out thermal, reusable shopping bags.

Obviously, these bags were SO helpful since I had forgotten to bring mine.

In addition, vendors offer bags, but it’s nice to have a nice big shopping bag to corral all of your goodies.

The vendors were extremely friendly and forthcoming with information about their goods, as well as information about other farmers markets in Frederick.

Moreover, most of them offered samples to taste.

Farmers Markets in Frederick County Maryland

Middletown Farmers Market

Second, here is Mae’s Farmers’ Market Experience:

Hello, all!

Undoubtedly, I am a fan of the Middletown Farmers Market right here in Frederick County.

The quality of the produce and the variety of the items offered were impressive!

From apples to zucchini, the vendors seem to cover it all!

Cash is the preferred method of payment, though many booths are also equipped with the technology to process credit card payments.

In most cases, shopping bags are provided, but based on my observation of the regulars – ‘BYOB’ (bring your own bag) is the way to go!

So, let’s get out there and support our local farmers!

Farmers Markets in Frederick County Maryland

Indeed, the food is fresh, and it’s good for the neighborhood!

Local Tomatoes

Lastly, when you go to a farmers market, don’t be shy to ask questions.

ExhibitHealth.com shares a list of potential questions that every consumer should feel free to inquire about!

Which farmers market is your favorite?

Tell us in the comments!

Farmers Markets in Frederick County Maryland

Finally, here’s a free Buy Local Cookout Recipes Cookbook, loaded with great clean-eating tips and recipes!

For recipes you can make from your farmers market goodies, click on over to:

Green Bean Salad Recipe

Summer Fresh Orzo Salad

Squash Casserole Recipe

6 thoughts on “18 Best Farmers Markets in Frederick Md (2023)”

  1. Your beautiful pictures made me hungry! I go to a farmer’s market not far from dad’s office. They have the best fresh strawberry/rhubarb pie!

  2. Crab soup!?!? I love the local farmer’s market– a great way to try something new (and buy just enough to try) or stock up on something seasonal for that week’s menus.


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