Charles County Farmers Markets Kick Off 2021 Season

Posted by: Martin Proulx, Guest Blogger, EDD’s Agriculture Business Development Manager on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Although some operations and layouts may look a little different, the 2021 Farmers Market season is underway in Charles County!

Please know that our local farmers markets are still taking precautions to ensure a safe environment for customers and vendors. Markets will be set up to encourage social distancing and follow CDC regulations regarding facemasks and other safety measures.

Even with these precautions in place, Charles County’s local markets will be offering the same homemade treats, locally crafted libations, freshly grown produce, locally raised meats, farm-fresh eggs, and other great products!

Supporting neighborhood farmers markets benefits the local economy, builds community, and allows you to get to know your local producers. Local markets are also educational, as few know more about a product than those that grew or made it. Looking for a new recipe or curious about a unique ingredient? Just ask a farmer or vendor!

Both farmers markets in Charles County will offer extensive selections of produce and value-added goods from the region.

 

La Plata Farmers Market

  • Wednesday, 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturdays, 8 am to 2 pm
  • April 3 to November 27, 2021
  • 209 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Learn more on their Facebook page

Waldorf Farmers Market

  • Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm
  • May 1 to November 20, 2021
  • 10400 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf
    MD 20603
Learn more on their Facebook page

 

 

Beyond the local farmers market, Charles County is home to numerous farm stores and stands. Check out a listing of Charles County farms on our Shop Local Farms page.

Visit local markets’ and farms’ Facebook pages for regular updates throughout the season to keep up with local harvests and availability of farm fresh goodies such as berries, sweet corn, or melons!

Are you a farmer, producer, or cottage-food business considering participating in farmers markets? It is important to check with your local and state health department before venturing into a food-related business. Each farmers market has specific rules and regulations, but local, state, and federal requirements may also apply. The Charles County Economic Development Department is available to offer support and guidance to any agricultural producers looking to start or expand their business.

 

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