April 28th, 2015

Farmers Market Openings in April!

by Amy Crone

April marks the opening for many markets in our state – spring has finally sprung and farmers will be happy to see you at market!

Here is a list of markets that open in April. Check back on our News & Events page for a monthly list of market openings and other food related happenings throughout the state!

Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar*-The Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar is Maryland’s largest producer only market. Located under the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday & Saratoga Streets in Baltimore, MD (map), the market is open every Sunday from April 5-December 20 from 7AM-12PM.

Riverdale Park Farmers Market*+-Riverdale Park Farmers Market is Prince George’s County’s “favorite producer-only” market. The market is open on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm year-round at 4650 Riverdale Road in Riverdale, MD (map).

The Farmers Market at Johns Hopkins Hospital*-The Farmers Market at Johns Hopkins Hospital kicks off its season on April 23 with an Electronic Recycling Event, in celebration of Earth Day. The market is open Thursdays from April 23-October 29, 10AM-2PM. The market is located at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 550 North Broadway in Baltimore, MD (map).

+Denotes Maryland Farmers Market Association member market. Become an MDFMA member today!

*Denotes Maryland Market Money market. Spend your SNAP, WIC, and FMNP federal nutrition benefits at market and receive additional spending dollars to purchase more local, fresh food! Learn more federal nutrition benefits, Maryland Market Money, and find other farmers market near you using our Market Locator.

About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.