Vendors at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market offer produce, meats, baked goods, alcoholic beverages and handmade gifts for sale each Wednesday afternoon in the rail yard behind the Mount Airy Train Station.
Set to run through September, the market is open 3 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday through the end of September, rain or shine, at 3 N. Main St.
The market was established in 2007 and has been operating from its present location since 2018, according to Alice Settle-Raskin, who has served as the market manager since 2016.
Settle-Raskin said between 14 and 18 vendors come regularly, and the market features farmers from Carroll, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties.
“We have everything from baked goods, fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese and pizza,” she said. “On average between 400 and 500 people come each (week).”
In addition to a variety of products, Settle-Raskin said, the market hosts live music from 4 to 6 p.m. each market day.
“There is really good feedback from the community at our events and we try to make it as community-oriented as possible,” Settle-Raskin said.
The Mount Airy Senior Task Force Support is providing a free shuttle bus service to assist seniors with transportation to and from the market. During the entire season, the shuttle will pick up and drop off at the Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave.
To learn more about the market, visit MountAiryMainStreetFarmersMarket.org.