The Pikesville Farmers Market is in its 22nd year and is run by the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit. The market is subsidized by a grant from Baltimore County. We are proud that our market is one of the most diverse in the state with our clientele and our vendor offerings. We feature two produce farmers from Pennsylvania that have been part of our market from our earliest days.
Our market provides street signage, paid social media advertising, and print advertising at no cost to the vendor. We will also have a security guard on duty during market hours.
Our market is a RAIN OR SHINE market and only accepts vendors that sell homemade and/or homegrown products. We prefer that these products be made in the state of Maryland. We do NOT duplicate vendors to maintain fair competition in the market. Products that are not homemade/homegrown/home-crafted will not be accepted or permitted in the market.
Any vendor with a remaining balance from a previous season will not be considered until that balance is paid off and a current credit card and authorization form are on file with the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce. The credit card cannot expire during the current market year. Any vendor from a previous season who missed more than three market days will not receive priority in the upcoming season's selection process.
Vendors must provide proof of the proper permits to participate in our market.
We HIGHLY recommend you obtain market insurance. Affordable vendor insurance can be purchased HERE.
Vendors must commit to a weekly basis for the entire season. We do not accept bi-weekly vendors unless you find another vendor to share your spot.
Pop-up vendors will be considered on a rolling basis if space is available. The daily cost for a pop-up vendor is $50, cash or credit card.
There are 28 market days. Vendors can miss no more than TWO days. More than two absences not covered by a substitute employee will result in being asked to leave the market. No refunds.
There are no refunds for any vendor who leaves the market early for any reason.
Our market will be canceled ONLY in the event of extreme weather warnings and will be announced on Facebook.
Weather: the elements are a part of an outdoor farmers market (wind, rain, heat). You are responsible for ensuring that you have a tent that is weighted down and secure and, if necessary, clear tarps to protect your products in the event of light rain.
Our market's success depends on vendors attending every Tuesday market. It is every vendor's responsibility to make sure you can attend each market day and on time, and we ask all vendors to have a substitute to cover your vendor space in the event of illness or emergency.
The market manager will track attendance weekly.
!!MARYLAND COTTAGE FOOD LAW FOR FOOD VENDORS!!
If you are a food vendor not working out of a commercial kitchen, you must adhere to the Cottage Food Laws in Maryland with labeling, packaging, and permitted foods (for example, no foods that require any type of refrigeration; no beverages of any kind; no chocolate covered fresh fruits or chocolates made from raw cocoa beans or potentially hazardous ingredients; no dehydrating fruits, herbs and vegetables; no flavored or ground coffee). This is not an exhaustive list! Please go HERE to learn more.
Vendors can pay in full on April 1 and save OR vendors can pay in two installments, due promptly on April 30 and July 1. However, a credit card and authorization form to charge your card must be on file with the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce for installment payments, and your card must be valid for the current market season.
MARKET DATES AND RATES
The 2023 Pikesville Farmers Market begins on May 17 and runs through November 21. (27 market days). Every Tuesday, Rain or Shine, 2-6pm. 1700 Reisterstown Road, Pomona Square.
$25 one-time new vendor application fee
$30 weekly for 10x10 space
(Mail to: Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce 7 Church Lane Ste 6 Pikesville MD 21208)
$30 weekly for a 10x10 space (includes a $5 weekly security fee to offset security costs). We offer two payment options for your convenience:
1. Save $50! Pay in full by April 1 and save $50 for a total of $760;
2. Pay in two installments: April 30 $405 and July 1 $405 (must have a signed credit card authorization form on file). You can download our credit card authorization form and MAIL it to us (for your safety, please do not email it).
Pop-Up Vendor Fee: $50 per day, provided there is room in the market. Cash or credit only.
Nonprofit Pop-Up Vendor Fee: $30 per day, provided there is room in the market.