The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Three Seasonal Outdoor Markets Opening Soon in Gaithersburg

Buy Local and Buy Fresh at Gaithersburg Outdoor Markets
Gaithersburg residents can enjoy a lively atmosphere and quality products at three outdoor markets opening soon. 
At the new Market in Olde Towne, held the fourth Saturday of each month from May to October, you’ll find a unique bazaar-like setting with handmade crafts, flea market items, food vendors, and much, much more. 
Locally-grown produce will be available at two weekly markets held throughout the growing season in Olde Towne and Kentlands, with the variety of fruits and vegetables changing weekly as crops reach maturity. 
The Market in Olde Towne
New this year, the lively Market in Olde Towne features crafts, foods, flea market items, and information from nonprofit organizations.  It will be held the fourth Saturday of each month, May through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Vendors will line Wells Avenue, adjacent to the Gaithersburg City Hall parking lot, near the train station in Olde Towne.  Mark your calendar for May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24 and October 22.
Tailgate Farmer’s Markets
Gaithersburg’s Main Street Tailgate Farmers Market will be open Saturdays, May 7 through November 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You’ll find it in the Main Street Pavilion at 301 Main Street, one block off of Kentlands Boulevard in the Kentlands.  Local artists and craftspeople will join the farmers at this location each Saturday with unique handcrafted items.  WIC and Senior FMNP checks are accepted.
The Gaithersburg Tailgate Farmers Market in Olde Towne at Fulks Corner Avenue and Rt. 355 will be open Thursdays, June 2 until late October, from 2 to 6 p.m.   This market also accepts WIC and Senior FMNP checks, but there are no crafters. 
Vendors are sought for each of the markets.  Registration is taking place now.  For more information visit or call 301-258-6350.

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