News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD– Spring is here and we all know what that means! All of the St. Mary’s County farmers markets are open for business on Saturday, April 20.

TheCalifornia Farmers Marketwill be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. from April 20 until November 16. The location is 22801 Three Notch Road, California, MD (the BAE parking lot).

TheHome Grown Farm Marketis open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until December 21. The location is 21078 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD.

TheNorth County Farmers Marketis open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April. In May, the market will be open Monday through Saturday. From June through August, the market’s hours will extend to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The market will be open with varying hours through November. The location is 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall, MD (Charlotte Hall Library).

This year’s market vendors will be:

“You know spring has arrived with the County Farmer’s Markets open. It is my favorite time of year”, said Donna Sasscer, the St. Mary’s County’s Agriculture Manager in the Department of Economic Development.

As part of itsStrategic Plan to Build an Innovation-Driven Economy, St. Mary’s County is focused on growing the agriculture and aquaculture industries to grow a strong economy of the future. Additionally, the County is also dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for entrepreneurship to foster a diversified, robust business community. The farmers markets have become one of the more popular ways for experienced and new farmers, bakers, growers, brewers, vintners, artists and others to generate revenue, test the markets, and build a strong local following.

Learn more about the farmers markets at by calling the Department of Economic Development’s Agriculture and Seafood Division at (240) 309-4022.

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