Maryland’s Governor Hogan declared July 18 – 26 Maryland Buy Local Week encouraging Marylanders to shop local. In order to support Maryland producers, farmers, watermen, and others who produce fresh food for our state and our nation, Marylanders are encouraged to take the Buy Local Challenge to incorporate a Maryland grown, produced, or harvested food product in their meals each day.
In Frederick County, we are fortunate to be surrounded by farms who produce countless food products we can enjoy. It make take a little more effort than hitting up the produce section of Walmart, but it’s worth to have fresh, locally grown foods on your table.
Summer is the perfect time to shop local and support Frederick farmers, from daily farmer’s markets across the city, to the farm fields themselves, here are some places to grab your fresh food this week and beyond.
Shop Local: Farms in Frederick, Maryland
The Farmhouse Exchange
The Farmhouse Exchange is a local market where you can purchase products that are locally raised and sourced. We will also have a full deli meat and cheese selection that can be purchased by the pound or made into a fresh sandwich!
Find them online: The Farmhouse Exchange
Follow them on Facebook: @thefarmhouseexchangemd
Follow them on Instagram: @thefarmhouse_exchange
Dandelion and Rust
New to the Frederick Farm scene, Dandelion and Rust is a small scale, diversified farm nestled in the mountains outside Frederick, Maryland where they love to grow the unusual: aromatic culinary herbs, funky fruits, and other things that catch their fancy. You can place an order from their online store and pick it up at the farm. You will find carrots, squash, kale, and herbs among other veggies on their site right now.
Find them online: Dandelion and Rust
Follow them on Facebook: @dandelionandrust
Follow them on Instagram: @dandelionandrustfarm
Piece of Harmony
Piece of Harmony is a small family owned farm in Myersville, Maryland. They grow a variety of produce all year round and sell at local markets. During COVID-19 they are providing local delivery.
Find them online: Piece of Harmony
Follow them on Facebook: @pieceofharmony
Follow them on Instagram: @apieceofharmony
Native Mountain Farm
They specialize in beautiful flowers and floral arrangements but also grow and sell various herbs as well as mulberries, gooseberries, blueberries, and elderberries. They sell at two downtown Frederick locations as well as various markets. Native Mountain Farm hosts beautiful sip and stem events that are perfect for baby showers, girls’ nights out and the like.
Find them online: Native Mountain Farm
Follow them on Facebook: @nativemountainfarm
Follow them on Instagram: @browngirlfarming
The Jefferson Corn Stand by Willow Springs Produce
Willow Springs Produce is a family-owned farm in Jefferson, Maryland. The provide local fruits and veggies as well as fresh baked pastries.
Find them online: Willow Springs Produce
Follow them on Facebook: @jeffersoncornstand
Follow them on Instagram: @thejeffersoncornstand
Mountain Organics Farms
Follow them on Facebook: @mountainorganicsfarm
Beef, Pork, Chicken and More
Bartgis Family Farm
Bartgis Family Farm is a cattle farm in Frederick. You may purchase whole, half or quarter beef portions as well as vacuum sealed smaller portions and custom orders.
Find them online: Bartgis Family Farm
Follow them on Facebook: @bartgisfamilyfarm
Deer Run Farm
Deer Run Farm is a small family run farm in Frederick. They specialize in Red Angus and Heritage Breed Chickens and sell eggs, chicken and beef in their on farm store and at local markets. They also provide chickens and eggs for you to raise your own chickens at home.
Find them online: Deer Run Farm
Follow them on Facebook: @deerrunfarmmd
Follow them on Instagram: @deerrunfarmmd
Hedgeapple Farm is a 300 acre farm located just north of the historic village of Buckeystown, MD. They raise grass-fed Black Angus cattle which they direct sell via their farm store.
Find them online: Hedgeapple Farm
Follow them on Facebook: @hedgeapllefarmbuckeyestown
South Mountain Creamery
We’ve been visiting SMC every summer since my boys were tiny. They loved feeding the baby cows and getting farm fresh ice cream. It’s an awesome place to learn about dairy farming in America.
In addition to their delicious, farm fresh ice cream and other dairy products you can purchase in their farm store, SMC offer grocery delivery including farm fresh glass bottled milk, certified humane cage free eggs, fresh ice cream, butter, yogurt, cheese, plus grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, local and organic fruits and vegetables, and much more.
Visit them online: South Mountain Creamery
Follow them on Facebook: @smcdairy
Follow them on Instagram: @smcdairy
Rocky Point Creamery
Rocky Point Creamery is a family run dairy farm in Tuscarora, Maryland. They create the ice cream in their creamery using the milk from the cows on their farm and offer over 80 flavors throughout the year using seasonally fresh local ingredients and products. Rocky Point Creamery also has a two acre sunflower field you can visit each summer and snap some pretty sweet Instagram pics. The sunflower field accepts donations for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Find them online: Rocky Point Creamery
Follow them on Facebook: @rockypointcreamery
Follow them in Instagram: @rockypointcreamery
Orchards in Frederick
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
Catoctin Mountain Orchard is a 100 acre family run orchard and farm. Their on-site market and bakery sales a variety of fruits and vegetables, jarred products (jams, jellies, butters, etc), flowers and home baked goods. They are also a pick-your-own farm location where you can take the family and pick your own blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, and apples, depending on the season.
Find them online: Catoctin Mountain Orchard
Follow them on Facebook: @catoctinmountainorchard
Follow them on Instagram: @catoctinmtorchard
Frederick County Farmers’ Markets
Chart below from Homegrown Frederick
Brunswick Main Street
May 28-September 25, 2020
|67 E Potomac St. Brunswick|
Of the Month
June 26-September 25, 2020
302 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg
Farmers Markets at NCI
April 14-October 27, 2020
549 Sultran Street (in front of Bldg 549)
May 10-November 22, 2020
FMNP, SNAP, eWIC
Old Carmack Jays Lot Downtown Frederick
331 N. Market St, Frederick
April 25-November 21, 2020
Wolf Furniture Parking Lot
1215 West Patrick St, Frederick
May 28-September 24, 2020
113 North East Street, Frederick
Church St & East St, Frederick
April 25-November 21, 2020
Frederick Fairgrounds, Lot A
797 E. Patrick St, Frederick
May 20-September 9, 2020
Jefferson Ruritan Center
4603 Lander Rd, Jefferson
Baker Park, Downtown Frederick
121 N. Bentz St, Frederick
June 11 – August 13, 2020
6718 Coldstream Drive, New Market
May 7 2020- Mid-October
Christ Reformed Church Parking Lot
12 S. Church St, Middletown
April 17 – October 24, 2020
301 Main St, Myersville
May 30-August 22, 2020
Sidewalks of Downtown
Every other Saturday
June 13-September 12, 2020
Municipal Parking Lot
South Center St, Thurmont
May 17-October 11, 2020
Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung St, Frederick
May 19-October 27, 2020
YMCA of Frederick County
1000 N. Market St, Frederick