Every Saturday from 9am-1pm, the MARC Train Station parking lot on Howard Avenue comes alive with vendors selling a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood, meat, breads, olive oil, paella, homemade soaps, cheeses, meat pies, empanadas, cut flowers, cookies and other baked goods.
All Things Olive – is a farmers’ market-based retailer of California olive oils extra virgin and infused along with barrel-aged vinegars, tapenades, and salts. We got our start at the Kensington, MD farmers market in 2004. Every bottle of extra virgin olive oil that we sell has been certified by the California Olive Oil Council, a third-party certification that is vital in a food category absent standards or even definitions. Estimates are that worldwide less than 10 percent of all the olive oil produced each year is really, truly extra virgin. Please stop by for a taste of our oils and vinegars, and learn more about how real and fresh extra virgin olive oil is made, and why it’s such a rare and delicious treat.
Cara Mia Bakery – a small bakery based in Point of Rocks, Maryland. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, each week the bakery features a different menu of pies, cakes and cupcakes, cookies and bars, doughnuts, muffins and more. Special orders are welcome.
Falcon Ridge Orchard – Family owned and located in the rolling hills of northern Carroll County produces apples, Asian pears, cherries, peaches, seedless grapes, blackberries, blueberries and red raspberries.
Favor Ceylon Tea – offers all natural, bio-sustainably grown tea from small farms in Sri Lanka. Our teas are gourmet quality at bargain prices and all-pesticide free. We have loose and bagged black and green teas in a variety of grades, strengths, and fruit and flower blends, all attractively packaged in tins or boxes. Our teas are full of anti-oxidants and vitamin C – they are good for health! Prices range from under $5.00 to about $20.00 depending on weight, grade and packaging. Tea farms we buy from have fair trade certificates, and we are FDA approved to sell these teas.
Geppetto Catering – an award winning BBQ caterer that serves organic, locally sourced meats, which are smoked and slow cooked in their Dutch oven. Specialties include: Beef Brisket, Pork Shoulder, Smoked Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, and Pulled Pork.
Great Harvest Bread Co. – specialize in 100% whole grain, stone ground breads, muffins, scones and cookies.
Great Shoals Winery – a local producer of award winning hard cider, wine, and sparkling wine. We offer a variety of products on a bi-weekly basis . Visitors are welcome to sample their dry, semi-dry and sweet selections made from locally produced grapes, pears, apples, peaches, and other fruits.
Karlacá Coffee – a locally based company dedicated to sourcing the highest quality single-origin coffees directly from farmers in the Andean mountains of Colombia. We offer freshly harvested and freshly roasted coffees from different farms, each of them with a very characteristic cup profile. This week’s featured coffee was harvested two weeks ago.
King Mushroom Farm – a small farm in Barclay, MD in the process of expanding. Main mushrooms we are currently growing are oyster, shiitake, lion’s mane, piopinni, crimini and portabella.
Les Caprices de Joelle – Belgian waffles, quiche, paella, savory turnovers, soups and prepared entrees.
Mystic Water Soap – Luxurious handmade soap and beautifully scented body care products using infused oils, goat’s milk, herbs, sea salt and colored clays from around the world.
Orchard Breeze Farm – pasture raised, free range meat and eggs. Our Berkshire pork, chicken, lamb, beef and laying hens have the freedom to roam around in pastures, enjoying fresh air and sun and dirt. This practice returns the highest quality meat you can produce. And its yummy for your tummy!
Otis Farm – all natural dog treats prepared daily without additives or preservatives. Each treat is dehydrated, removing only the moisture, while retaining important vitamins, nutrients and enzymes along with natural flavor and coloring. Also antler bones!
Phil’s Dills – five different flavors including: fire garlic, black pepper old bay, garlic, sweet & spicy bread & butter, and kosher dills.
Rabbit Hill Farm – an original 20 year vendor at the Kensington Market, this small, family owned farm from Spring Grove, PA offers fresh produce, fruit, honey, eggs and cider.
Richards Farm – a family owned farm located in Brandywine, Md, produces a variety of vegetables and melons.
Robb’s Edge Express – sharpens knives, scissors, tweezers, garden and most kitchen tools, wood tools, carbide and steel saws, loppers, mower blades (removed), axes, picks. Chain saws and large items that require bigger equipment we take and return.
Salt River Lobster – has been serving the Montgomery County area for thirty years. We carry a wide variety of quality seafood and fresh water products, including live Maine Lobsters, fresh fish, shrimp, shellfish, and smoked products available at affordable prices. While visiting our site, sign up on our e-mail list to be kept informed of upcoming news or events.
Southern Cross Bakery – Founders John and Julianne Clarke, respectively from New Zealand and Australia, grew up eating meat pies, but they were hard to find when our family moved to the US. We started making our own, giving them to friends and neighbors, who encouraged us to make them available to the wider public. The recipes are drawn from family back home, including grandparents, parents, aunts, and siblings, and include Minced Beef, Steak & Cheese, Chicken & Bacon, Egg & Bacon. You can buy them hot to eat at the market or cold to take home and heat later. We are constantly experimenting with new tastes and ingredients, so watch for the addition of new products in the coming months.
Stonyman Gourmet Farmer – farmstead cheeses, gourmet soups, savories and cheesecakes.
Tag Team Kitchen – offers six varieties of fully-baked, 12-inch crusts, ready for you to create your own pizzas at home from the bounty of fresh ingredients you can find at the farmers market. Try our classic crust, 100% whole wheat, 50/50 blend (plain and with herbs), sun-dried tomato, and even a wheat alternative!
Vera’s Bakery – opened in 1994 and was owned and operated by Joe and Vera Port. Grandma Vera was always very passionate about everything she did but especially artisanal baking. She became very well known for her amazing talent with baking. She inspired us to become passionate about food and baking as well. Now with a little help from grandma’s recipes and a lot of dedication we are able to continue the tradition by serving many farmers’ markets in Maryland and Virginia. Please support us at one of the markets and see for yourself. This is a labor of love and it shows in our products.
Wollam Gardens – an 11 acre flower farm in Jeffersonton, Virginia that sells at farmers markets, specialty florists, wedding and party designers, offers a premium selection of cut flowers.