Its Farmer’s Market Season!

Farm Market season is upon us and we encourage you to shop at your local markets regularly to support local businesses, food producers, and farmers. Although not all of the products sold are sourced directly from Montgomery County, it’s still an important way to support local agriculture and the local food system.
Below is a partial list of Farmers Markets in the area and their season opening dates. For more information, explore this full list of Montgomery County Farmers Markets from Montgomery County Agricultural Services.
Central Farm Markets
Bethesda Central Farm Market
Spring Hours Begin Sunday, April 3rd
7600 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814
Pike Central Farm Market
Opens Saturday, April 30th
6001 Executive Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20852
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Downtown Silver Spring
Regular season begins Saturday, April 2nd
9:00am – 1:00pm
 Ellsworth Dr. between Fenton St. and Georgia Ave.
dawsons-market-logoDawson’s Farmers Market
Season Begins Wednesday, May 4
225 N. Washington Street Rockville, MD
 Farm Women's Co-op
Farm Women’s Co-operative Market in Bethesda
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 
7155 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Takoma Park Farmers Market
Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Olney Farm Market Logo
Olney Farmers and Artists Market
Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm
2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD
Crossroads Community Food Network Crossroads Farmers Market
Opens Wednesday, June 1
Anne St. (between University Blvd. & Hammond Ave.) Takoma Park, MD 20912
Kensington Farmers MarketKensington Farmers Market
Historic Train Station at 10417 Howard Ave. Kensington, MD
Norman's Farm MarketsNorman’s Farm Markets 
Chevy Chase
Weekdays, “Morning until Evening” beginning in late May
Corner of Jones Mill Road and East-West Highway
Weekdays mid-June through late-August, 9:00am-7:00pm, Mid-June through Late-August
Weekends in May, 9:00am-4:00pm
Massachusetts Avenue at the entrance to Westland Middle School next to The Little Falls Library.

Another way to get involved in supporting local, seasonal agriculture is to sign up for a CSA. CSAs (short for “Community Supported Agriculture”) are a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Basically, a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box or bag of fruits and vegetables, but other farm products (such as eggs, butter, and value-added products) may also be included. Customers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season (or however each individual farm schedules it).

This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer:

Advantages for farmers:
Advantages for consumers:

Click here for a list of CSAs available in our area.

Upcoming Events

Jan 25

Biweekly COVID-19 Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Jan 26-Oct 26

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

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Feb 9

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

First Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Feb 23

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Feb 24

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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