The Virtual Market

Batter Up Patisserie
baked goods

Offers favorite recipes, as well as French pastries, using organic and fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Online ordering available at Batter Up Patisserie Website. Email batteruppatisserie@gmail.com with your order or with any questions.
Beads by Bettina
handcrafted jewelry

Handcrafted jewelry currently available online.
Order on Amazon
Order on Etsy
Chocolate Moonshine
truffles

Create your own truffle assortment.
Order online or visit the website.
If you prefer to place your order by phone or if you have questions call: 202-400-1904.
Country Vittles
local meats and eggs

Local meats and eggs. See product list page 1 and page 2.
Order online or by email (Critterhillhare@yahoo.com):

  • For pickup at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market or any of five other locations. The Columbia Heights Farmers Market is located on the corner of 14th Street and Kenyon Street, Washington DC, Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  • New location at Potomac Village Market located at the Potomac United Methodist Church 9908 South Glen Rd., Potomac Md 20854, Thursdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • Accepting credit cards, Paypal, and Venmo.
  • Follow on Facebook for updates.
Cove Point Winery
wine

Currently open for carry-out only, with curbside pick-up available. We will take pre-orders over phone for pick up at the winery or for local delivery (approx.30-40 mile radius). Calvert County Virtual Online Market – Starting May 14th. Pickup will be each Friday in Prince Fredrick, Maryland.
Phone Orders: (410) 326-0949
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CPWinery
In Store: https://www.facebook.com/FindCovePointWine /

Mel’s Munchies
baked goods

“Baking People Happy” with fresh cookies, bars, pies, tarts & cheesecake, and cakes
https://melsmunchies.com/.

McCleaf’s Orchards
produce

A wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Order online for pickup at one of four current farmers markets:

    • Riverdale Park Farmers Market on Thursdays 3:00-7:00 pm 4650 Queensbury Rd Riverdale Park, Maryland 2073
    • Potomac Village Farmers Market on Thursdays 3:00-7:30 pm 9908 S Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
    • Uptown Farmers Market on Saturdays 9:00 am-1:00 pm 5501 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
    • Nova Farmers Market on Sundays 8:30 am-1:00 pm 543 Beulah Rd Vienna, VA 22180

McCleaf’s Orchard Website

My Mustard Seed
microgreens

My Mustard Seed provides locally grown microgreens made with Non-GMO/Organic materials. Purchases can be made through the website for direct shipping. Also, local delivery and pickup through CalvertHealth Farmer Market’s weekly virtual market order form, which can be accessed through facebook. Email: contactus@my-mustard-seed.com. Phone: 410-449-0204.

Pinkava Coffee Company
coffee

What started out as roasting coffee on a 1lb roaster in a garage as a hobby quickly snowballed into something much bigger. We now roast on a 12kg roaster in a commercial space we lovingly refer to as our “glam garage”. As our physical space has grown, so has our offerings – we proudly source specialty grade, Fair Trade, and Organic coffees from small farms and co-ops around the world.
https://pinkavacoffee.com/.

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.
Order online (free shipping over $35)
Or from Amazon

  • Participating in the Anne Arundel Farm Market, Riva Road, Annapolis, Saturdays from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
RavenHook Bakehouse
bread

Fresh European-style breads and pastries.
Order online and list of current markets

Shafa Blends
spice and tea

A woman-owned, family-run tea and spice company offering hand-crafted specialty tea, spice, herbal, and salt blends. Online store: http://shafablends.com/ (free shipping over $35).
The Caramel Kettle
popcorn

Specializing in traditional Kettle Corn, featuring that amazing
combination of salty-sweet flavors, making their handcrafted popcorn one batch at a time.
Website: https://www.thecaramelkettle.com/
Valencia’s Produce
produce

Seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs.
To pre-order: Text 804-450-8021 or Email: Valenciasproduce@gmail.com.
Update to available produce is on Valencia Produce Facebook page.

  • Currently participating in two farmers markets:
  • Leesburg, Va Farmers Market, Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • One Loudoun Farmers Market Ashburn, Va. Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (No pre-orders).
While Waiting
crafts

Local jewelry and crafts.
Order online: See flyer for details and coupon code.

FAQs

The Market

  • When and where will the Farmers Market be held? During the typical Market season, the Farmers Market at Maryland is held every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm at Tawes Plaza Garden (3900 Campus Drive) April through November. The Farmers Market 2020 season opening is postponed due to the ongoing public health response to COVID-19. 
  • How long will the Farmers Market run? Typically, the market runs April through November.
  • 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.
  • How do I apply for an Internship with the Farmers Market? Email your resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to work with the Farmers Market at Maryland to TerpMarketManager@umd.edu with subject line “Farmers Market Internship.” Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in a Spring or Summer internship position.
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? None of our current vendors are certified organic. 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 at Tawes Plaza Gardens next to the Benjamin Building.
  • 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 Mowatt 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, 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.