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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. Picnic blankets are available at the market ATM to check out and enjoy market goodies on the TP SDA Church lawn.


Thanks to the Washington City Paper for selecting us as the 2019 Best Farmers Market in DC!

 

 

 

 


Next Event! June 2: Bee Festival with Bees by the Bay and the DC Beekeepers

See HERE


2019 Summer Season Kicks Off on April 21st 

The 2019 summer season kicks off on Sunday, April 21, 2019 when summer-only vendors return to join full year vendors and continue to offer fresh food, all from within 125 miles of Takoma Park. Free reuseable shopping bags today for market ATM users (ATM is in the middle of the market).

New Vendors
The market welcomes 2 new vendors this season. Purple Mountain Grown joins the market with locally grown rice and beans and seasonal produce. Migrash Farm takes a year-round spot with small batch grains and flours.

Come Have a Picnic!
The market is offering picnic blankets for check-out new this season at the market. Market shoppers may take a blanket from the market ATM table in the middle of the market and enjoy their fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, freshly made empanadas and more from the market for a picnic on the adjacent church lawn. Special thanks to the Takoma Park SDA Church and the Old Takoma Business Association/Main Street Takoma.

Pop Ups
Today, find Tenth Ward Distillery and Max’s Degrees Spices. The market continues to host a rotating line up of pop up vendors including breweries, distilleries and wineries plus honey and spices. Schedule (Special note: 2019 Pop Up schedule is full and we are not accepting additional vendors).

2019 Events
May 5: Spring Planting Event
It’s time to plant your garden. Find a variety of plants including herbs, vegetables and decorative plants along with tips and tricks from expert gardeners. Plus spring produce is in – asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb and more!
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine, “How to Grow Your Pollinator Garden,” plus a fun, free flower seed planting activity for kids and adults.
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm: Bobby Moses with Love & Carrots to discuss “Gardening in Challenging Spaces.” Sunlight, soil, water access, space constraints, and pest / critter problems are covered.

June 2: Bee Festival with Bees by the Bay and the DC Beekeepers
July 14: Garlic Festival with Tony “The Garlic Guy”  Sarmiento,  Takoma Horticulture Club and Washington Gardener and enthusiastic home cook, Sara Hayden
September 22: Takoma Park Farmers Market Pie Contest


Annual Takoma Park Pie Contest

2019 Pie Contest is Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Thank you to all those who participated in the 2018 Pie Contest on September 23. 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


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.