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Guide to MD Farmers' Markets

The farmers' market, with its open-air stalls and rustic facilities, seems like an old-timey sort of establishment. With our ingrained familiarity with shrink-wrap and bar codes, the idea of patronizing a farmer directly rather than hitting the produce aisle of the supermarket seems quaint and old-fashioned.

But really, farmers' markets haven't been around very long. Bobi Crispens, coordinator of the Anne Arundel County farmers' market on Riva Road and Harry Truman Parkway in Annapolis , has been with the market all but one of its 26 years of operation. As she proudly proclaims, "We're the oldest continuously operating market in the state of Maryland ."  

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