Downtown College Park Farmers Market

4500 Knox Rd
College Park, MD 20740
downtowncollegeparkmarket.org
(240) 487-3543
Sun: April 27th - 10am to 2pm
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Details: Credit Cards, Free Parking
The Downtown College Park Farmers Market started in 2010 as an effort to increase access to fresh produce in the heart of the City for both residents and students at the University of Maryland. The market is entering its fourth year of operation and each season has seen an increase in both customers and vendors. The market emphasizes locally-grown fruit and vegetables as all produce must be from within a 150-mile radius of the market.

The market is open on Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm during the season, which runs from April 27th to November 23rd this year.

In addition to a diverse set of vendors, the market features weekly events such as chef demos, children's events, and educational booths.

The market takes place in the City Hall Parking Lot at 4500 Knox Road. Free parking is available on Sundays, including the downtown parking garage on the corner of Knox Road and Yale Avenue.

The market is sponsored in a combined effort by the City of College Park and the Downtown College Park Management Authority. In order to support the Downtown merchants and the keep the neighborhood thriving please stop by their shops before and after the market.

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Current Vendors

Bill's Backyard BBQ

Bill\'s Backyard BBQ

College Park\'s favorite BBQ purveyor specializing in beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and salmon. 

Sides regularly include beans, cole slaw, collard greens, and mac \'n\' cheese. 

Get in line early if you want to enjoy Bill\'s weekly offerings as he sells out frequently.

http://www.billsbackyardbbq.com/

CAOEXIST Superfood Company

CAOEXIST Superfood Company

Started by four University of Maryland students brought together by their love of drinking coffee and tea. 

The company currently offers their first coffee blend, Javazen, which contains raw cacao, roasted coffee, matcha green tea, pine pollen and cinnamon. All ingredients are organic and Fair Trade certified.

http://welcome.caoexist.com/

Clear Spring Creamery

Clear Spring Creamery

A Maryland dairy offering several types of cheese.
A Maryland dairy offering several types of cheese.

Elk Run Vineyard and Winery

Elk Run Vineyard and Winery

Nestled in the rolling hills of Frederick County, Elk Run is Maryland\'s most acclaimed winery with offerings including sparkling wine, ports, and several red and white wines. 

The winery will attend the market on certain weeks throughout the season and their first week will be Sunday, May 4th. 

Additional weeks include June 1st, July 6th, and August 10th.

http://www.elkrun.com/

Gentle Flours

Gentle Flours

With all products made from gluten-free ingredients, this bakery offers a variety of breads including French baguettes, Whole-grain, Pumpernickel, classic sandwich, and many more. 

The bakery is a new home-based venture from a College Park resident, so you can be sure the bread is fresh at the market.

http://gentleflours.com/

Gina's All Natural Jams and Jellies

Gina\'s All Natural Jams and Jellies

Using all fresh, natural and organic ingredients, the Woodbridge, Virginia-based vendor makes a variety of jams, jellies, preserves, and marmalades in small batches.

Products include apple jam, cherry jam, hot pepper passion jelly, mixed berry, spiced pumpkin jam, strawberry delight, and several more.

http://www.ginaspacificjamandjellies.us/

Gone Greens

Gone Greens

An extension of the owner\'s first and well-received cookbook, The Worlds Gone Collard Greens, the company offers collard green-based products including pesto, chutney, pico de gallo, and chili paste made from locally-sourced ingredients.

Chat with the vendor to find unique recipes that are sure to turn collard greens into a cooking staple.

http://www.gonegreens.com/

Grandma Vera's Bakery

Grandma Vera\'s Bakery

Made from their grandmother\'s cherished recipes, this family company brings the sweetness to market! 

You can find a variety of savory and sweet products including scones, fruit turnovers, foccacia and the gluten-free pão de queijo, a Brazilian cheese bread!

They even offer fresh squeezed orange juice.

http://www.grandmaverasbakery.com/

Heavenly Created Desserts

Heavenly Created Desserts

Owned by a College Park resident, the dessert vendor offers delicious and mouth-watering cupcakes, pies, cookies and more. 

Heavenly Created Desserts specializes in unique cupcakes including \

Honey Glow Natural Products

Honey Glow Natural Products

Started in 2007 by a College Park resident, Honey Glow offers natural, earth friendly products that are alcohol and petroleum free. 

Products include lip balm, body lotions, skin salves, beeswax candles, and more. 

Honey Glow plans to attend the market at least once a month.

http://honey-glow.com/

Hudson Sauce BBQ Marinade

Hudson Sauce BBQ Marinade

Hudson Sauce BBQ Marinade is a well balanced, full flavored sauce and marinade that works with everything. Whether used as a marinade for tenderizing, or as a BBQ sauce for a flavorful final touch, Hudson Sauce BBQ Marinade is a quality product you can count on.

http://hudsonsauce.com/

Karlaca Coffee

Karlaca Coffee

Established in 2013, the coffee vendor promotes single-origin coffees from Columbia. The coffees are sourced from the Andean mountains and they work directly with farmers. 

Coffees are carefully roasted in small batches to ensure that all the hard work put in by the farmers and their families results in a magnificent cup of coffee. They achieve this by highlighting the unique attributes of our coffee beans through a handcrafted roasting process.

https://www.facebook.com/karlacacoffee

Larry's Produce

Larry\'s Produce

Virginia-grown vegetables including daikon, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, rhubarb, beets and potatoes. The list goes on and on! Make your entire dinner from this table alone, Jose and his sons will get you everything you need!
Virginia-grown vegetables including daikon, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, rhubarb, beets and potatoes. The list goes on and on! Make your entire dinner from this table alone, Jose and his sons will get you everything you need!

Mad Mud Studio

Mad Mud Studio

Hand-made stoneware pottery made in a Maryland studio. The gorgeous pieces are dishwasher and oven safe. 

Items range from $5 to $50. 

Mad Mud Studio is expected to be at the market once or twice per month, but we\'ll release specific dates soon.

http://www.madmudpottery.com/

Miller Farms

Miller Farms

The market\'s founding vendor, Miller Farms is a 247-acre farm in Prince George\'s County that has been family owned since 1840. In addition to the fresh produce they grow, they also raise free range chickens, and have a nursery where they raise plants, herbs and flowers.

Beyond these items, Miller Farms has an on-site bakery that makes delicious baked goods and hand-made ice cream.

http://millerfarmsclinton.com/

Phil's Dills Gourmet Pickles

Phil\'s Dills Gourmet Pickles

Offering fresh, homemade pickles made with local ingredients. 

They offer many varieties of pickles including fire garlic, sweet and spicy, kosher dills, and  Old Bay.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phils-Dills-Gourmet-Pickles/260994897414118

Route One Apparel

Route One Apparel

Started by a University of Maryland student in 2010, Route One Apparel carries over 350 products with a distinctly Maryland flavor including t-shirts, scarves, shorts, swimwear, and much more.

http://www.routeoneapparel.com/

Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe

Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe

Based in Prince George\'s County, the family-owned business manufactures homemade ice cream daily. The owners learned their craft while living in Germany prior to open their shop in 2000.

They also serve Italian Ice, sherbets, sorbets, sugar free ice cream, and other treats.

http://simplepleasuresicecafe.vpweb.com/?prefix=www

Zekiah Farms

Zekiah Farms

Located in Waldorf, Zekiah Farms raises beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry, and rabbit meat. Additional products they\'ll offer at the market include eggs and honey.

Their meat products are free from hormones, steroids, and antibiotic additives. Once processed the meat is USDA inspected, flash-frozen and vacuum-sealed to maintain its freshness and flavor.

http://www.zekiahfarms.com/

Market Newsletter

During the season a weekly newsletter is distributed to highlight events taking place at the market and which vendors will be in attendance.

Market Recipes

From spicy salsa with watermelon to strawberry mocktails — enjoy these farmer-tested market recipes!

Merchant Specials

New for this season, the farmers market is partnering with Downtown College Park merchants to offer special deals for customers. If you spend $10.00 or more at the market you'll receive a stamp valid for discounts at participating merchants. Specials are valid only on that market day and cannot be combined with any other offer, unless otherwise noted below.

Bananas Hair Design

  • 20% off all retail products

College Park Auto Parts

  • 10% off any parts and products; valid anytime through November 23rd, 2014

Cornerstone Grill and Loft

  • 25% off food purchase (excludes alcohol)

Krazi Kebob

  • 10% off any purchase

Slices Pizza Co.

  • Buy two slices of pizza and receive a free soda

Stripe 3 Adidas

  • 10% off any purchase

StyleSurrender

  • 20% off any purchase (students may receive additional 15% off)

Subway

  • $1.00 off any regular footlong sandwich, excluding specialty footlong sandwiches

Prospective Vendors

The Downtown College Park Farmers Market is seeking vendors for the 2014 season, which will begin on April 27th. Interested vendors are required to submit the following items to be considered:

  • Completed application form including a list of all products to be sold at the market in 2014.
  • Signed vendor handbook certifying the vendor has read, understands, and will abide by the market guidelines.
  • Proof of insurance that meets the requirements established on page 5 of the vendor handbook.
  • Alll applicable permits and licenses required by the State of Maryland, Prince George's County, and/or the state from where the product comes.

If you have any questions please contact Michael Stiefvater, Economic Development Coordinator, at 240-487-3543 or mstiefvater@collegeparkmd.gov.

This Week at the Market

The market opens for the 2014 season on Sunday, April 27th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The opening week currently includes the following special events:

What's In Season Guide

Wondering which fruits and vegetables are available during the market season?

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