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.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Buy Fresh, Buy Local at Gaithersburg’s Farmers’ Markets

Buy Fresh, Buy Local at Gaithersburg’s Farmers’ Markets

The City of Gaithersburg presents two Farmers’ Markets, featuring locally grown produce throughout the growing season. The variety of fruits and vegetables changes weekly as different crops reach maturity. In addition to produce, both markets feature a variety of meats, honey, jams and jellies, fresh herbs, potted plants, cut flowers, and more.

The Main Street Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays, May 5 through November 17,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. A variety of local artists and craftspeople with unique handcrafted items will join the farmers at this location each Saturday, and baked goods including bread, pastries, and cookies will also be available.

The Fulks Corner Farmers’ Market is open Thursdays, June 7 through October 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. You’ll find it at the corner of Route 355 and Fulks Corner Avenue in Olde Towne. Specialty items at this market include cider, fruit butters, applesauce, and reusable bags. Crafters will not be present for this market.

Both locations accept FVC and FMNP (WIC and Senior)checks.
For more information please visit the City’s website at,or contact Kristen Hux at 301-258-6350 or by e-mail at

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