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Welcome to the Takoma Park Farmers Market

 Open Sundays, Year-round From 10:00 am-2:00 pm on Laurel Avenue

Join us every Sunday on Laurel Avenue in the lovely historic business district of Takoma Park. You’ll find the freshest local, seasonal produce, breads, pasture raised meats, artisan cheese, eggs, baked goods and more from farms located within 125 miles of Takoma Park, MD. Each week, the market is a lively meeting place for residents and visitors. Street performers often set up along the sidewalks and non-profits share info at the Community Corner creating an enjoyable backdrop to market activities.


We are celebrating Bees on Sunday, October 21 at the Bee Festival

Celebrate Fall and make a beeline to the Takoma Park Farmers Market for the 2018 Bee Festival on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Learn about these important pollinators, be a beekeeper and sample local honey from Bees By the Bay. Bring the kids for some bee-u-tiful face painting.


Thank you to all those who participated in the 2018 Pie Contest. We had 40 entries and raised almost $700 for our SNAP Match Fund. 

Thanks to all participants and congratulations to the 2018 winners!

Best Apple Pie: Anya Lynn-Aleskar with Ema’s Apple Cider Pie
Best Peach Pie: Meghan Tente with Peach Pecan Pie
Best Other Pie: Donna Moran with Poached Pear in Caramel Sauce with Creme Fraiche
Most Unusual Pie: Dawn Reeves with Salted Caramel Pie
Yummy Mess: Philip Bogdonoff with Pear Blackberry Pie with Cardamom
Best Kids’ Pie: Grace Doughty with French Apple Tart
Best Professional Pie: Tawanda Boyd with Concorde Grape Pie

The Takoma Park Farmers Market Annual Pie Contest is Sunday, September 23rd, 2018. Enter your best 1 or 2 crust pie using seasonal ingredients found at the market – sweet or savory! Pies will be judged by celebrity judges and prizes will be awarded. At the conclusion of the contest, all pies will sliced and offered to the public for a donation. All donations received will go to the Takoma Park Farmers Market SNAP (food stamp) Match Program. Join us and bake for a great cause, but if you don’t bake, plan to come eat!

Contest rules Here   New this year – contest open to professional bakers.

7th Annual Takoma Park Farmers Market Pie Contest
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
NEW RAIN LOCATION: EF Language School 6896 Laurel St, NW – next to market.
Pie Delivery: 11:00am -11:30am
Pie Sales: 1:00pm


Pop Ups and Events this Season

The market is now hosting two pop up vendors each week including distilleries, local breweries and vineyards, honey, spices and more! Additionally, the market is planning 6 events in 2018 including an Herb Festival in May, Bee Festival in June, Garlic Festival in July and everyone’s favorite, the Takoma Park Farmers Market Pie Contest in September. For full schedule: POP UP AND EVENTS


Garlic Festival took place on Sunday, July 22nd

Thanks to all those who came out! Check out these photos from Washington Gardener Magazine.

Join us as we celebrate GARLIC! Freshly dried garlic will be the star of the market. We’ll be joined by the Takoma Horticulture Club and Tony “The Garlic Guy.” Learn about different types of garlic and how easy it is to grow at home.

Discover a new recipe! Sara Hayden, enthusiastic home cook and former professional caterer, will serve up some garlic-based creations for you to make at home.

Follow the garlic trail! Takoma restaurants and cafes are joining in the fun. Look for the garlic signs to spot a garlic dish you should try at a local restaurant. Dolci Gelati is even creating a Roasted Garlic Gelato available for the day.


 

Bring Your Bags to the Market

Be sure to bring your reuseable shopping bags to the market or you can purchase one at the market’s ATM booth.  As of December 1, 2016, the City of Takoma Park has banned plastic shopping bags at the point of sale.