Farmers Market Finds salutes the Bel Air Farmers Market in Bel Air, Maryland as they celebrate their 40th year as a producer only market. The Bel Air Farmers Market has stayed true to its roots and not expanded on a weekly basis into the world of arts and crafts. While there are many wonderful reasons to love the handcrafted products found at the markets each week, the Bel Air Farmers Market is a testament to the need and viability of a market dedicated to providing the local community with a bountiful harvest of food and food products.
Started by three farmers, all who remain at the market, the Bel Air Farmers Market offers a diverse selection of food, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Each week there is live music, a family event, and a featured local winery. As you meander through the market you can’t help but notice the atmosphere of good friends coming to meet over breakfast, coffee, and shopping. The Bel Air Farmers Market prides itself on the repoire between vendors and shoppers. Greeting each other on a first name basis, the warmth between the farmers and shoppers gives the market a strong sense of community which has helped the market sustain itself for so long.
Unique to the Bel Air Farmers Market is their rotating selection of local wineries. We do love our wine, so this is a fun plus for us at Farmers Market Finds! Each week a local winery has the market all to itself which allows shoppers to sample a variety of wines from one vineyard without trying to balance sampling from a variety of growers at the same time. There are currently five wineries rotating weekly at the market. Make sure to check the market’s event page for the weekly winery rotation, live music, family entertainment, and holiday special events.
While the market doesn’t sustain a weekly artisan market, they understand the importance of supporting local crafters. They also know that handcrafted products make the best gifts! So with this in mind, the Bel Air Farmers Market sets aside space during November and December markets for local artisans and those looking for fabulous food and gifts! So is you are in the area, or heading to Maryland, give this market a look, have a drink and tell them we sent you!
See you next time at the market!
Bel Air Farmers Market
2 S. Bond Street (In the Mary Risteau Courthouse parking lot)
Bel Air, MD 21014
Saturdays 7 am – 11 am (April through September)
NEW FALL HOURS
Saturday’s 8 am – Noon (October and November)
Saturdays 10 am- 2pm (End of November – 3rd weekend in December)