Events

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 
Celebrate Spring and make a beeline to the Takoma Park Farmers Market for the 2019 Bee Festival on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Learn about these important pollinators, be a beekeeper and sample local honey from Bees By the Bay and DC Beekeepers. Bring the kids for some bee-u-tiful face painting.
July 14: Garlic Festival
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. Plus enthusiastic home cook, Sara Hayden, will be sharing recipes for easy garlic sauces and dips to make at home.
September 22: Takoma Park Farmers Market Pie Contest
The Takoma Park Farmers Market Annual Pie Contest is Sunday, September 22nd, 2019. 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, and if you don’t bake – plan to come eat! Contest rules HERE