Crossroads Farmers Market
April thru November – rain or shine!
15th season now open!
April 14 – November 24
Directions & Parking
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!).
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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. On average, produce travels just 62 miles from area farms to our market, and our vendors collectively cultivate 623 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.
When planning your trip to the market, please remember these best practices to keep everyone safe:
- Market entrance from the University Blvd. side ONLY
- Limit shoppers to one per family
- Wear a face covering while at the market and doing your shopping
- Keep a six-foot distance between yourself and others
- Wash your hands frequently at the stations provided
- Do not come to market if you are feeling sick!
Interested in Becoming a Vendor?
Crossroads Farmers Market is seeking producers and food entrepreneurs for our 2021 season! See our Becoming a Vendor page for more details about participating and how to apply! Contact Market Manager Sara Servin email@example.com with any questions.
Crossroads’ Multi-Farm CSA
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 community. Installment plans and SNAP accepted! Check out our CSA FAQ, or contact CSA Coordinator Liz Whitehurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.