South Carroll: Farmers market in Sykesville promotes healthy lifestyle

South Carroll: Farmers market in Sykesville promotes healthy lifestyle
The Sykesville Farmers Market is held Sundays through October in downtown Sykesville. (File photo)

Sykesville is currently celebrating their Farmers Market with great local produces and activities for all so everyone in the community can enjoy living a healthy life.

The next Sykesville Farmers Market will be take place Sunday, Aug. 19, and the Sykesville Farmers Market manager Beth Currence stated in an email interview, that the market was created and is run by the Downtown Sykesville Connection, which is a nonprofit that manages the town of Sykesville’s designation as a Maryland and National Main Street Community. 


According to Currence, the Clean, Green, and Safe Committee, created by Downtown Sykesville Connection, started the Farmers Market to promote its goal to provide healthy lifestyle opportunities in the town. 

Currence also added that the market furthers the goals of the DSC’s Economic Development Committee, which aims to strengthen the town’s economic base.  She said each week, they expect between 300 to 500 guests. She added that for the Harvest Festival, which will be celebrated Oct. 14, they usually expect up to 3,000 visitors.

Throughout the market, Currence said attendees will be able to enjoy the delicious and amazing products of local farmers, bakers and craftsman.

“In particular, we have seasonal fresh local produce, fresh local meat, honey, pickles, coffee, candied nuts, olives/olive oils, preserves, seasonings, sauces, locally distilled liquor, wine, and a variety of baked goods,” explained Currence. “Our local artists sell their handmade jewelry, photography, hand drawn art, custom wood pieces, crocheted products, handmade cat/dog toys, and so much more.”

According to Currence, having the market builds relationships among residents and the small businesses that participate in the market, as well as those within the town. 

“It is a fact that supporting local business improves the local economy because more of the dollars spent stay in the local economy. Also, by giving local producers a venue to sell their product, our local farmlands stay productive, which provides healthier food choices to our community,” Currence said. “The Sykesville Farmers Market is more than just a designation for your shopping needs. It is also a place for families and friends to gather and celebrate our community.”

Throughout the market, the kids will also have the opportunity to be part of it because they will be hosting the Junior Market and they will also have games, such as hula-hoops, jump ropes and even moon bounce for the kids. The kids will be able to enjoy the Little Sykes railway, which will be running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, they will have a guest nonprofit group at the market every week and the attendees will be able to learn about their mission and how to connect with them. The guest nonprofit will be announced on the Facebook page each week.

The market will be hosted in the warehouse parking lot on Sandosky Road, and will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

The market will be hosted every Sunday until Oct. 28. For more information about the Farmers Market or the Harvest Festival, you may visit the Downtown Sykesville Connection website. You may also contact Beth Currence at

BBQ chicken dinner drive-through in Mount Airy

The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting the BBQ chicken dinner drive-through on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Attendees will be able to purchase a BBQ chicken dinner, which includes a half BBQ chicken, roll and two sides. The available sides are macaroni salad, potato salad, cole slaw or apple sauce.

The drive-through will start at noon until 5 p.m. or until they run out of food. The cost for the dinner is $12.

All of the proceeds will benefit to the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company.  


The drive-through will be hosted in the parking lot of the the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, located at 702 N. Main St.

For more information, you may contact Dan Caiola at 301-829-0100.

Eldersburg library presents drive-in movie matinee

This Saturday, Aug. 18, the library will be hosting the drive-in movie matinee where the kids will be able to open their imagination and enjoy a movie and snacks.

Throughout the event, the kids will be able to construct their own cars out of cardboard and other materials. Then, they will park their new vehicles and watch a movie while enjoying some snacks.

The program is aimed at kids 4 to 8 years old and it will start at 10 a.m.

All of the kids must register. For more information and to register today, you may contact the library at 410-386-4488.

The Eldersburg branch is located at 6400 W Hemlock Drive in Eldersburg.