Crossroads Farmers Market
April thru November
Rain or shine!
April 17 – November 27
Crossroads Farmers Market is located on Anne St. at University Blvd. East in Takoma Park, MD, one block west of New Hampshire Ave. (next to Mega Mart).
Crossroads Farmers Market is easily accessible by bus. Drivers are encouraged to park in the adjacent residential neighborhood on Anne, Hammond, Kennewick, or Lockney Aves., or along University Blvd. Mega Mart parking is only for those also doing business in the shopping center (otherwise they may tow!).
Healthy Food For All
Crossroads Farmers Market in Takoma Park, Maryland, is a lively community gathering space for people of all backgrounds and incomes, where families, foodies, neighbors, gardeners, live-music fans, and coffee lovers meet every Wednesday afternoon to eat lunch and stock up on fresh ingredients for the week ahead. This producers-only farmers market features a range of vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, coffee, flowers and plants, Central American herbs like chipilín, and tasty prepared foods, as well as food demos and tastings, kids’ activities, live music, free health screenings, and other seasonal events like our annual Halloween Spooktacular and pre-Thanksgiving Fun Before the Feast. On average, produce travels just 72 miles from area farms to our market, and our vendors collectively cultivate 622 agricultural acres of fresh food.
Crossroads Farmers Market was founded in 2007 to make fresh, healthy food more affordable and more accessible to residents of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads community. To help increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables, we gladly accept all federal nutrition benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps); Women, Infants, and Children Fruit and Vegetable Checks (WIC FVC); Senior/WIC FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks); and DC WIC. Not only was Crossroads Farmers Market the first farmers market in Maryland to accept these benefits, but also it was the first farmers market in the country to launch a “double dollar” incentive program to match them.
Through our innovative Fresh Checks program, eligible shoppers can get up to $20 in FREE fruits and vegetables every week, enabling them to stretch their buying power to bring home more fresh, healthy food while at the same time supporting local farmers and vendors. Here’s how it works: SNAP shoppers can swipe their Independence Card at our Market Information Tent’s EBT machine, and we’ll match the amount spent up to $20 every week. WIC and senior shoppers can redeem their FVC and FMNP vouchers directly with the farmers, then get a matched amount (up to $20 every week) in Fresh Checks to buy more healthy food.
Crossroads’ Multi-Farm CSA (2019 season now full)
Members of our Multi-Farm CSA not only receive delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables from Crossroads Farmers Market vendors all through summer and fall, but also they become an essential part of our nonprofit’s work to build a healthier, more inclusive food system in Maryland’s Takoma/Langley Crossroads. Installment plans and SNAP accepted!
All our spots are full for the 2019 season, but if you’d like to sign up for the waitlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be Market Vendor or Sponsor
Are you a regional farm or food business? Then apply to be a vendor at Crossroads Farmers Market. And feel free to share the application with other potential vendors, especially if they offer seafood, bread, honey, dairy, or flowers and plants, as we are always looking to add those items. For more information, please contact Sara, our Farmers Market Program Manager, at sservin@crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork
Sponsoring Crossroads Farmers Market is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to our community, and one of the best values around for promoting your business or organization. Last year the market saw more than 1,000 visitors each week, and market shoppers spent more than $16,000 at nearby stores. For a tiny fraction of that amount, you can increase the visibility of your business or organization to our many cash and credit shoppers. There is a range of support opportunities, and we are also able to customize your package to fit your desired support level best. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
We gladly accept and double SNAP/EBT & WIC—up to $20 every week!
Con gusto aceptamos y duplicamos SNAP/EBT y WIC—¡hasta $20 por semana!
4, 5 Orchard Vendor
7 Papa Legba’s Pralines
8, 9 Montoya’s Farm
10, 11 Vegetales E.L.
12 Crossroads Live Music
13, 14 Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
17 Crossroads Cooking Demos & Healthy Eating Education
18 Crossroads Fresh Checks: SNAP & WIC/Senior FMNP
19, 20 El Sol/Candy’s Pupusas
23, 24 Jalapeño Mexican Grill
25 El Carreton
27 La Chapina
29 Crossroads info booth
35 Crossroads kids’ booth
36-41 Community Partner booths
42-44 Community lunch tables