Tired of eating greasy dining hall meals?
How about overspending at grocery stores?
College can set you up with terrible eating and spending habits. Like many students, I chose cheap fast foods over cooking something in my apartment. It’s also not surprising that when I did cook, it involved Kraft’s Easy Mac, Ramen Noodles or Chef Boyardee.
Credit: Amy Davis, The Baltimore Sun
With the surging popularity of locally grown food, I knew it wasn’t too late to acquire a taste for healthy meals. Depending on your school’s location, there are nearby FARMERS MARKETS featuring great and affordable selections of fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, pastries, Vegan items and more. All come from local growers! Some markets even offer handmade crafts and collectibles like jewelry, handbags, clothing, pottery and photographs.
So join me in exploring the Baltimore Collegetown Farmers Markets List and find one close to your campus!
Near Coppin State University:
3100 Swann Drive, Baltimore MD 21217
Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 7:30pm, now through September 26
Near Goucher College and Towson University:
2200 York Road Main Gate, Lutherville-Timonium MD 21093
Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, now through October 31
800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson MD 21204
Tuesdays, 3:30pm – 6:30pm, now through Novembr 20
17 Alleghany Avenue, Towson MD 21204
Thursdays, 11 am – 3pm, now through October 25
Thursdays, 11 am – 3pm, November 1, 8, & 15
Near CCBC Catonsville campus and UMBC:
730 Frederick Road, Catonsville MD 21228
Sundays, 10am – 1:30pm, now through November 4
Near CCBC Dundalk campus:
44 Shipping Place, Dundalk MD 21222
Saturdays, 7am – 12:30pm, now through November 17
Near Stevenson University:
1630 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville MD 21208
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 2:30pm, now through November 13
8604 Liberty Road, Randallstown MD 21133
Wednesday: 2pm – 5pm, now through September 26
Near Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University:
- 32nd Street Farmers’ Market (Waverly)
400 block of E. 32nd Street , Baltimore MD 21210
Saturdays, 7am – noon, all year-round
Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets (under JFX Viaduct), Baltimore MD 21202
Sundays, 7am – noon, now through December 23
Near University of Baltimore, MICA, Peabody Institute and University of Maryland Baltimore:
1700 Charles Street, Baltimore MD
Friday, 3pm – 8pm, now through November 23
10 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore MD 21201
Fridays, 10am – 2pm, now through November 30
Plaza Park, Corner of Paca Street & Baltimore Street, Baltimore
Tuesdays, 10:00am – 2:30pm, now through November 22
201 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Wednesdays, 10am – 2pm, now through October 24
Near McDaniel College:
797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701, Frederick MD 21705
Saturdays, 8am – 2pm, all year-round
While you’re at it, check out Urbanite 2012 Project: Healthy Food Challenge and Mother Nature Network’s Top 10 List of Impressive College Farmers Markets.
Credit: Mother Nature Network
Get inspired and maybe start one on your campus.
If you’ve been to any of the farmers markets listed above or if you have one in mind, feel free to leave a comment below.
UP NEXT: Tune in next week to check out my adventures at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar!
– Samantha Lozano, Intern