Farmers’ markets are one of the lasting links between local farms and residents. There, visitors can find homemade food items, locally grown produce, and locally sourced meats. They can support farmers in their region, and farmers can support their communities. In Prince George’s, there are still plenty of nearby farms — and farmer’s markets.
Visit one, or all, of these nine farmers’ markets in Prince George’s:
- The Bowie Farmers’ Market runs from late May through October every year in the parking lot of the Bowie High School. Visit vendors from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. to bring home fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade baked goods, freshly baked bread, beef and goat meat, and colorful flowers.
- Visit Spicknall’s Farm Market in Beltsville for a variety of homegrown vegetables and fruit. The shop, which has been around for decades, is open daily and offers up seasonal produce and products to visitors.
- Located at Paint Branch Parkway, the College Park Farmer’s Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Guests can peruse handmade jewelry, treat themselves to homemade ice cream cones, and shop for their produce all in the same space.
- The Riverdale Park Farmers Market was established in 1998 and runs year-round. Visit the market on Thursday afternoon to find locally produced fruits, vegetables, and meats. The group works to preserve local farming and encourage sustainability efforts.
- Saturday mornings are bustling at the Hollywood Farmers Market in College Park. Located in the shopping center off Rhode Island Avenue, the market provides space for vendors who serve up miniature churros, freshly baked bread, locally raised meats, and more.
- The Greenbelt Farmers Market is dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious, high-quality food grown and produced in the region. From spring to late fall, visitors can search for fresh produce, homemade food items, and artisan crafts on Sunday mornings at the market.
- At the Cheverly Community Center, the Cheverly Community Market hosts vendors who serve up ice cream, honey, eggs, jams, bread, fruits, vegetables, and more. Regular markets run from early May through early November, while holiday markets run from mid-November through early December.
- The Dutch Village Farmers Market in Upper Marlboro offers fresh foods, produce, and natural products from farms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the market sells candy, prepared foods, locally sourced meats, cheeses, furniture, and more.
- The Miller Farms in Clinton began in 1879, and it’s now supporting its sixth generation of farming families. On over 200 acres of land, the farm sells some of its produce at its year-round market on-site. Visitors will be treated to homegrown produce and locally sourced products.
Take your farmers’ markets finds and enjoy a picnic in Prince George’s.