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.
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.
This market bag from Amazon is super cute and has different patterns, designs and wording:
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
- Fresh Baked Goods (gluten free options are offered as well)
- Handmade Jewelry
- Hyperlocal spirit-wear
- Local Honey
- Handmade Soaps
- Maple Syrup
- Local Distilleries
- Artisan Breads
- Olive Oil
- Homemade Juices
- 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
Email: [email protected]
2. Downtown Thursday Market
3. Emmitsburg Farmers Market
4. FSK Mall Farmers Market
5. Farmers Market at NCI-Frederick
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
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 676-1236
7. Frederick City Market
8. Frederick Farmers Market
9. Jefferson Farmers Market
10. Key City Food & Farm Market
11. Lake Linganore Farmers and Artisans Market
12. Middletown Farmers’ 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
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 524-1035
13. Myersville Farmers’ Market
*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
16. Urbana Library Farmers’ Market
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
Special Mention: 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!
My friend Mae from Custom Mae’d 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.
Middletown Farmers Market
Second, here is Mae’s Farmers’ Market Experience:
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!
Here are some reusable cotton mesh bags to get you started! (Amazon)
So, let’s get out there and support our local farmers!
Indeed, the food is fresh, and it’s good for the neighborhood!
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!
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: