Farmers Markets to Visit Over the Holidays

Bring a taste of Montgomery County, Maryland’s Agricultural Reserve to your next holiday meal by visiting our local farmers markets. Meet the people who grow local products and discover artisan goods that are perfect for the holiday season. Here are a few must-visit markets.

Takoma Park Farmers Market
Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park
Open year-round on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In the heart of the historic business district, the Takoma Park Farmers Market has plenty of farm-fresh produce, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, and artisan cheeses to choose from. Meet up with friends, shop around, watch street performers, and get the chance to learn about local nonprofits.

Main Street Farmers and Artists Market
301 Main Street, Gaithersburg
Open year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Main Street Farmers Market is a longstanding tradition in the Kentlands neighborhood, presenting locally grown produce, flowers, savory prepared dinners, homemade breads, and artisan sweets. You can also find local spirits, fresh ground coffee, and freshly squeezed and pressed juices.

Kensington Farmers Market
10417 Howard Avenue, Kensington
Open year round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vendors at the Kensington Farmers Market specialize in fresh-baked goods and sweets, fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers, and seafood and meats. While picking up your holiday favorites, explore the historic B&O train station master’s house located right next to the market.

Downtown Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market
1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring
Open year round on Saturdays: January – March from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and April – December from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Boasting more than 45 farmers, the Downtown Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market offers everything you need for holiday cooking, hosting, and gifting. From certified organic vegetables and fermented foods to handmade soaps and beautiful bouquets, this market has all your favorite farm finds.

Bethesda Central Farm Market
7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Open year-round on Sundays: April – December from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Bethesda Central Farm Market is one of the largest in the region with more than 100 vendors. In addition to the fresh produce and artisan food makers, there is also table seating, live music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and much more. Planning to drive? Free parking is available on the Bethesda Elementary School lot and across the street in the county garage.

Looking for more ways to shop local this holiday season? Check out Artisan’s Markets Not to Miss This Holiday Season and how to Shop Local in Montgomery County This Holiday Season.