Farmers' Market in the Time of Covid-19

The BMI Farmers’ Market takes place in the museum’s outdoor pavilion each Saturday from May through November. Hundreds of people visit the weekly market to purchase fresh produce, local meat and eggs, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more.

Thanks to our partners at Goodier Properties, the BMI relocated the market to another lot on Key Highway while the BMI was still being used for COVID-19 testing. On July 4 the market returned to its home under the BMI pavilion.

The Farmers’ Market celebrates Baltimore’s local community of farmers, artisans, and business owners. All products are required to be grown or produced within 150 miles of the BMI.

The BMI was especially proud to continue offering the Farmers’ Market this year, in spite of the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Recognizing the important role that the market plays within the community and the need to provide vendors with an opportunity to connect with people eager to purchase fresh products, the BMI implemented a number of new protocols to ensure everyone’s safety.

The BMI is also pleased to partner with many local non-profit organizations who participate in the Farmers’ Market to promote their work. The League of Women Voters set up a voter registration table in September and answered people’s questions about voting procedures. Other community-interest vendors included the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group, the Star Spangled Banner Flag House, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Civic Works.

The BMI is grateful to 2020 Farmers’ Market sponsor, LifeBridge Health, for making this season possible and also for keeping our community healthy and safe.

Click here for information about the 2021 Farmers’ Market season, or to learn how to become a vendor.

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