Saturdays, May 15 – November 27, 2021
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
The BMI Farmers’ Market is a great way to spend your Saturday morning. Purchase fresh produce, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more.
Farmers’ markets are deemed essential businesses, providing the community with fresh produce and goods. The BMI market will initially have fewer vendors than in past years, as farmers and small businesses adapt their business models. Health guidelines including social distancing and use of face coverings will be in effect.
See FAQs below for more information on market safety. The BMI Farmers’ Market provides vital food access to the Baltimore community. While being outside is generally considered to hold lower public health risk during this COVID-19 pandemic, attending a farmers’ market and buying goods from local proprietors is not entirely without risk and we urge consideration of this before you visit. The BMI will continue to offer this service as safely as possible.
See you at the Market!
Many thanks to LifeBridge Health for their generous support of the 2020 market season.
Farmers’ Market FAQs
Is the BMI Farmers’ Market happening this season?Yes, the BMI Farmers’ Market will open as scheduled on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
What precautions should I take when coming to the BMI Farmers’ Market?You’ll want to follow the local, state, and national guidelines in place, including the Governor’s order on face masks. Please wash your hands before and after coming to the market, cover your face, and remain 6’ away from shoppers and vendors whenever possible.
What precautions is the BMI taking to keep the Farmers’ Market safe?Vendors are required to wear masks and will offer pre-order options whenever possible. Stands will be arranged further apart than usual, and we will mark 6’ increments to show appropriate distance for waiting in line. Hand sanitizer will be available for shoppers and vendors.
Can coronavirus spread through food?According to the CDC, it seems unlikely that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food based on information about the virus so far.
Where can I learn more about farmers’ markets during the state of emergency?The Maryland Department of Agriculture maintains an up-to-date information sheet.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Farmers’ Market Vendors
We’re still finalizing the list for the 2021 season, but last year’s list will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Interested in becoming a vendor? To determine your eligibility check out the BMI’s overview and flowchart below, then submit an application online. Contact Market Manager Ann Fiocco at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community Interest Vendors attend the market to share information about local nonprofit organizations. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 market season.