Summer Bucket List: Visiting A Farmers Market

by Heidi on July 2, 2013

One of my most recent goals was to start being “greener.” Eating locally more often, picking green products for us and for baby. To do this, one of my goals for the summer was to check out the local farmers markets. Recently, Adam and I checked out two of them here in Annapolis!

A few weeks ago, we checked out the one on Sundays on Compromise Street downtown.

annapolis farmers market

We were all out of cash, but I will definitely be back – they had some amazing looking produce, meats, and baked goods. Not to mention, the Naked Juice folks were there giving out free samples, a nice, refreshing treat for a warm Sunday walk downtown!

annapolis farmers market

annapolis farmers market

naked juice annapolis farmers market

The Annapolis Fresh Farms Market is open Sundays from 8:30 a.m. – noon from early May – late November. You can also check out their other locations around the greater DC Metro Area 

This past weekend we checked out the Farmers market over at the Westfield Annapolis Mall on the first floor of the Macy’s parking garage. It’s there every Sunday morning and since we live so close, we figured it was about time! So worth it (though definitely get there earlier, we didn’t and I think we missed out.)

annapolis farmers market

They had Brenda’s Best Jams – fresh and sugar free!

annapolis westfield farmers market

annapolis farmers market

They had fresh ice pops – I got a mexican chocolate one. Oh em gee. It was amazeballs. So flavorful!

westfield annapolis farmers market

They also had fresh produce and herbs. We didn’t buy any since we’ll be in CT for the later half of the week.

fresh perogi

They also had fresh pierogi. Next time you come to Annapolis Lexi, I will have some for you :) The ones we tried were DELICIOUS!

cedar run farm annapolis farmers market

We did end up getting some hot dogs from Cedar Run Farm – based out of the Eastern Shore, they have grass fed meats and fresh BBQ sauces. I’m pretty excited about these for the fourth.

The Westfield Farmers Market is open every Sunday between May and October from 10 a.m – 2 p.m; and the first and third Sunday from January through April. 

Other farmers markets in the Annapolis area worth checking out…

  • Anne Arundel County @ Riva Road & Harry Truman Parkway on Tuesdays from 7 a.m. – noon and Saturdays 7 a.m. – noon. Saturdays run from early April until late December, and Tuesdays run late May through late October.
  • The Department of Natural Resources also has one in their parking lot off Taylor Avenue on Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. from June to Labor Day in September.
  • A little bit North at the Severna Park Park & Ride at Jones Station Road and Route 2 has a farmers market from 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays from late April until late October.
  • Finally, a bit further south in Deale at the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Parking Lot on Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. This one opens up starting July 11 and runs through October 31.

Not sure if there are any I missed, I’d also love to check out some of the markets up in Baltimore, and of course make a trip into DC to visit my favorite at Eastern Market.

What are your favorite finds at farmers markets? Do you frequent them? 

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  • Mindy

    Going to the local market is one of my favorite parts of summer!!

  • Kerry @ The Adventures of Z&K

    I’ve started stopping by the local Fells Point farmer’s market every Saturday morning for the best gluten-free-vegan chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had. I’ll also pick up produce on occasion, but let’s be honest, the cookies take priority!

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