EBT Wireless Machine
The market has acquired an EBT wireless machine that allows us to accept Independence cards for those in the SNAP program. It also allows us to take any debit card or credit card from our customers.
SNAP (formerly food stamps) participants will swipe their cards and receive $1 tokens in exchange to spend at qualifying vendors (no change can be given on $1 tokens).
Any customer will be able to swipe a credit or debit card in multiples of $5 for a small convenience fee of $1.00 and receive $5 Tokens that can be spent at any vendor and for which cash change can be given.
Maryland Market Money
Maryland Market Money is a currency distributed to participants in federal nutrition benefits programs [the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), the Women, Infant, and Children Fruit & Vegetable Check Program (WIC FVC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps)] who use their benefits at the Druid Hill Farmers Market. Thanks to generous donations from the Maryland Farmers Market Association and the Friends of Druid Hill Park, in 2016 the market was able to match the first $5 in benefit dollars once each market. The Maryland Market Money currency comes in the form of dollar-value tokens. These tokens can be spent on any SNAP-eligible foods.
For more information visit the Friends of Druid Hill Park welcome tent at the market.
"The Druid Hill Farmers' Market mission is serve the community by providing fresh fruits and vegetables in a food insecure area, connect the community with small local businesses, present free lifestyle programming to engage the community with Druid Hill Park and the Rawlings Conservatory, and to create a destination for people to shop, connect with friends and neighbors, and enjoy the natural setting in Druid Hill Park."
Baltimore City Health Department regulations prohibit pets (except for service animals) from the farmers' market vendor area.
In keeping with our mission to create a healthy environment for our customers, smoking is not permitted in the market area. We want to maintain a clean farmers' market with fresh air for all of our guests to enjoy.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation with these policies.
Support the Druid Hill Farmers Market. Our operation is possible with the support of groups and individuals who share our vision of farmers markets as the nexus of community.
Druid Hill Park
Druid Hill Farmers' Market location: Lawn of the Rawlings Conservatory in Historic Druid Hill Park (Gwynns Falls Parkway entrance to the park). 3100 Swann Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217.
Nearest Metro/Subway stop - Mondawmin Mall, 10-minute walk. Nearest Bus stops — 22, 51, 52, 53, 97, stops at Mondawmin Mall, 10-minute walk. 1, 5, 7, 21, 54, stops at Gwynns Falls and Reisterstown, 10 minute walk.
Bike racks are available at the market.
Join us at the Druid Hill Farmers Market for local produce, fresh baked goods, jam, local eggs, fresh prepared foods, crafts, and a full schedule of programming, including live music, free yoga classes, movies and more!
These are just a few of the attractions that make the farmers’ market the place to meet with friends, family, and community members each summer. We rely on many community partners and volunteers to bring you the programming that makes our market so special.
The Druid Hill Farmers Market is managed by the Friends of Druid Hill Park, supported by a partnership with the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and made possible by Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.