New venue for fresh, nutritious, and wholesome produce as well as homemade arts and crafts!
FRIDAYS, June 4 - October 15, 2021 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Parking lot behind 501-515 Eastern Boulevard, Essex, Maryland 21221 (Next to the post office parking lot)
Join us at the NEW Farmers' Market in the heart of Essex! Purchase locally grown and produced products directly from those who participated in their production. Improve our local economy by supporting our farmers and other local vendors!
Sponsor: Eastern Baltimore County Task Force
Made possible through the generosity of 8725 Acquisitions, LLC and a grant from Baltimore County.
The Essex Farmers’ Market is a rain or shine market, with a few exceptions. We have made a commitment to our customers to be open the days and hours we have published, and our vendors have worked many long hours to be there for their customers. We hope that customers will reciprocate by coming prepared with their raincoats and umbrellas to shop and enjoy the market!
If thunderstorms, tornado warning/watch, flood warning/watch, or severe and consistent rain occurs prior to the opening of the market and there is reason to believe the threat will persist through most of the market hours, the market may be moved inside Eastpoint Mall, 7760 Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, MD 21224. From 501 Eastern Blvd., travel 2.3 miles west on Eastern Blvd. Enter the mall next to the Crafty Crab Restaurant. If we need to move the market, we will do our best to notify all vendors by email by 12:00 noon on that market Friday and will post the location change on this website's home page.
If severe weather conditions develop after the market has opened, customers, vendors and volunteers are expected to move to a safe place until the weather has passed. In most cases, the safest place will be in their vehicles. Once the weather has passed, a determination will be made about resuming normal market operations for the remainder of the market day.
In all cases, if the market were to move or be delayed, a notification would be posted on the Chamber’s website (www.chesapeakechamber.org) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeGatewayChamber).
Want to be a vendor at the Essex Farmers' Market?
Vendor price for each 10’ X 17’ space is only $100 for the remainder of the season or $20 per week for drop-ins. Make sure to register for enough space for parking your vehicle(s), display, and sales. Duplication of products will be limited to ensure a successful market for all vendors. In addition, those who commit this first year will have seniority in the future. Home-based businesses and crafters who need the Vendor Release & Indemnification Agreement can find it below.
ISO: Market Manager
The Eastern Baltimore County Task Force is looking for an outgoing individual interested in agriculture, food, and community to become the Market Manager for the new Essex Farmers’ Market. The Market Manager will work onsite during the market and can work remotely or at the Chamber office at other times.
Must be self-motivated, willing to work outdoors and able to commit to a full market season. Work hours determined by completion of duties but are estimated to be 5 hours per market day and 4 hours of additional work per week. Market Manager will report directly to the Chamber’s Executive Director and indirectly to the Eastern Baltimore County Task Force.
The Essex Farmers' Market is a community revitalization initiative of the Eastern Baltimore County Task Force, a committee of the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce. This initiative is made possible through a Baltimore County Commercial Revitalization Action Grant.