Brewing Good Coffee Company craft roasts fair trade, organic coffee from around the world in small batches in their Maryland workshop. They are a mission-driven small business and donate 10% of their monthly proceeds to animal protection nonprofits. Brewing Good Coffee Company offers regular and decaf hot coffees, as well as bags of their whole bean signature blends and single origin coffees.
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- Brewing Good Coffee Company
- Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm
Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm is family owned and operated. Though their usual product includes all natural, preservative free meats such as beef, pork, goat, rabbit, chicken, turkey, lamb, and free brown brown eggs, they also bring pumpkins and gourds when in season. Country Vittles also sells pasteurized, non-homogenized whole goats milk.
Their beef is born, raised and finished naturally on their farm. Their cow herd consists of purebred Herefords and Hereford Influenced Baldies. All are bred to their purebred Hereford bulls. The beef is pasture raised on a diet of grass, haylage and corn silage when needed. They do not use any hormones to raise any of their meats; therefore, they are all natural. Their beef hangs for at least 21 days to insure a tender and flavorful cut of meat.
Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm
Accepts Credit Cards
- Cove Point Winery
Cove Point Winery is the oldest winery in southern Maryland and thirteenth oldest in the state. Entering its eleventh year, Cove Point has grown from a couple tanks in the basement to a full warehouse in vineyard. They make a wide variety of wines: dry whites, dry reds, light and sweet wines, and several delicious wines. All told they make thirty wines and would love to introduce you to them.
- Girardot’s Crumbs Bakery
Girardot’s Crumbs is an artisan bakery based in DC that produces fine European Style Crust breads and sweets. Girardot’s Crumbs sells their products strictly in DC-area farmers markets. Made with the finest, all natural ingredients, their breads have delighted market customers for the last eight years.
- Lynette’s Cakes and Catering
Lynnette’s Cakes and Catering is a gourmet baked goods and catering company servicing the Washington, DC< area. With a large variety of delicious food items, including cupcakes, cookies, pound cake, brownies, sweet breads, and hand pies, we continuously work to reach the hearts and stomachs of customers across the region. We have been featured on the Foot Network’s Cupcake Wars, the Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown, Fox 5, WUSA9, at various farmers markets, and we hope to be featured on your table.
Accepts Credit Cards
- McCleaf’s Orchards
McCleaf’s is a 6th generation family farm. The 52 acre historic farm grows apples, peaches, plums, apricots, pears, cherries, pluots, kiwi berries, other unique fruit offerings as well as a wide variety of vegetables and herbs.
McCleaf’s Orchard has a strong commitment to growing food as sustainably as possible. They practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM), minimizing the use of chemicals by reducing destructive insects in the orchards, while at the same time maintaining a health quality product.
Their commitment to sustainable farming and providing great produce for generations is made evident by earning a Pennsylvania Preserved Farm designation in 2008.
Accepts Credit Cards
- Randalia Beehive
honey and beeswax products
Randalia Beehive has an apiary on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There, they produce raw, unprocessed, and chemical-free honey. They have a variety of honeys, including blueberry and orange blossom. Randalia also offers other beeswax products like handcrafted beeswax candles, melts, hand crafted lip balms, and infused oil.
- Spriggs Delight Farm
Spriggs Delight is a small, family owned and operated dairy goat farm located in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Spriggs Delight makes all their products in house and by hand; artisan is in their blood. Their herd averages at about 100 goats, all grass and hay fed. the goats live an all natural lifestyle with no antibiotics, hormones, or other artificial chemicals. Spriggs Delight’s products, like their animals, are all natural and contain no preservatives or artificial colorings. Spriggs Delight strives to keep the homemade taste in everything they make.
- Valencia’s Produce
Valencia’s is a small scale farm located in historic Westmoreland County, Virginia. They grow seasonfal fruits and vegetables, as well as a variety of herbs. Valencia’s practices Integrated Pest Management, an environmentally sensitive and reduced-chemical method of pest management, to healthily grow their crops, Their wide variety of fruits and vegetables include asparagus, black-eyed peas, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cantaloupe melon, watermelon, sweet corn, cucumbers, garlic, tomatoes, lettuce mixes and herbs.
Accepts Credit Cards
- Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm
- The Market
- When and where will the Farmers Market be held? The Farmers Market at Maryland will be held every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm in front of Cole Student Activities Building. The 2016 Season begins March 23, 2016 and ends November 16, 2016.
- How long will the Farmers Market run? The market will run through November. The final market of the 2016 season is November 16, 2016.
- Will the market ever be cancelled? The market will be held rain or shine. However, severe weather, or the threat of severe weather, may force us to cancel a market for everyone’s safety. When possible, notice of a cancellation will be posted on the website and on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
- Why should I shop at a farmers market? Farmers markets provide an opportunity to purchase food directly from local farms. Local food is full of flavor, harvested at its nutritional peak, and available at the market soon after. It doesn’t travel long distances, so buying from local farms also reduces the environmental impact of bringing food to your table (the average food item travels about 1,500 miles to reach us) while providing support for the local economy.
- Who is sponsoring the Farmers Market at Maryland? The Farmers Market at Maryland is organized and managed by the Department of Dining Services.
- Why host a farmers market on campus when there are other markets available in the College Park area? We believe it is important to introduce students to the health and environmental benefits of shopping at farmers markets. We hope to teach them how to use local farm products to create healthy meals and support sustainable agriculture. We believe our community of nearly 40,000 students, faculty, and staff will see value in having convenient access to a weekly farmers market on campus.
- Is the market open to the public? Yes, everyone is welcome at The Farmers Market at Maryland.
- How can students help with the farmers market? One of the best ways students can support the market is by coming to the market and buy products from the farmers. Use your voice and your social network to tell your friends to visit and shop at the market. Students can also volunteer to assist the farmers and market manager with weekly market staffing, setup and cleanup
- Our Vendors
- What does it mean to be a “local” farmer? All of our vendors are traveling from no more than 250 miles away.
- Is the market a “producers only” market? Yes, our vendors are only permitted to sell items which they themselves have grown or produced.
- What can I buy at the market? You are able to purchase a wide variety of fresh produce, free range eggs, meats such as beef, goat, lamb and chicken, artisan breads, pickles, baked goods, and pastries.
- Do the vendors sell “organic” food? There are very few “certified organic” farmers in this area, and none of our current vendors are certified. However, all of our farmers are using sustainable farming practices as much as possible. We encourage shoppers to ask the farmers about their farming methods.
- Is the food safe to eat? Yes. Our vendors must comply with all federal, state, and local health and safety requirements and hold appropriate permits or certificates.
- Parking & Directions
- Where is the Farmers Market? The Farmers Market is located along Campus Drive directly in front of Cole Student Activities Building (also referred to as Cole Fieldhouse, next to the Stamp Student Union)
- How do I get to the Farmers Market? The Maryland campus is pedestrian-friendly, and we encourage walking to the market, if possible, to limit the impact on the environment. Use the UMD Web Map to plan your walking route. There is parking and public transit options also available. See below.
- Is parking available? Yes, pay-by-space parking is available nearby in the Union Lane Garage.
- What are my public transportation options to get to the market? Both Metro buses and Shuttle-UM share a covered stop in front of Cole Student Activities Building. Metro buses with a drop-off near Cole – C2, C8, J4, and F6. Metrorail stations served by Shuttle-UM – College Park Metro station, West Hyattsville, Prince George’s County Plaza, and Silver Spring.
- Payment Options
- Will credit cards be accepted? The ability to accept credit cards varies vendor by vendor, but several of our vendors are able to accept credit cards. Specifically, McCleaf’s Orchards, Country Vittles, Picnic Gourmet Spreads, Goldilocks Goodies, and Valencia Produce are all able to accept credit cards. Capitol One and SECU ATM machines are located on the ground floor of Stamp Student Union.
- Can I pay with my Terrapin Express card? No, our vendors cannot accept Terrapin Express.
- Are farmers market nutrition program (FMNP) vouchers accepted? Yes. Both of our produce vendors – McCleaf’s Orchards and Valencia Produce accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers, both Maryland WIC FMNP vouchers and Senior FMNP vouchers.
- Are SNAP benefits accepted? No. We are not yet licensed to accept SNAP vouchers.