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At one time the Calvert County map was dotted with tobacco farms. Now, Calvert County's farmers work to provide a wide variety of products and services to a diverse population. Roadside stands, farmers markets and agritourism have become part of the landscape. 

For residents
Visit a Farmers Market!

Eating fresh and eating local is easy at four Calvert County farmers markets during the growing
and harvest seasons.
Farmers Market 

Calvert County markets offer a host of Southern Maryland produce. They are located at the following sites from the spring through the fall. 
  • Tuesdays in Prince Frederick at Calvert Memorial Hospital in the parking lot
    adjacent to Route 2/4
  • Thursdays in Solomons along the riverwalk
  • Fridays in North Beach at 5th Street and 7th Street and Bay Avenue
  • Saturdays in Prince Frederick at the Calvert Fairgrounds (Barstow)

Calvert County farmers markets are unique because each is a producer-only market. The vendors are only allowed to sell produce raised by a local farmer and each market sells products that are regionally available seasonally. See a list of seasonally available produce.

All county farmers markets accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers from the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

For more information on Calvert County’s agricultural community, visit, or contact the Calvert County, Md., Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583, 800-331-9771 or 301-855-1880, via email at , or on the Web at

For Farmers

Working in partnership with the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, the Calvert Soil Conservation District and other regional entities, the Calvert County Agriculture Commission and the Calvert County Department of Economic Development provides assistance in promoting products and expanding agricultural opportunities throughout the county. Seminars in agriculture-related topics are routinely scheduled to assist farmers in growing their businesses.

Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Calvert County created the first land preservation program in Maryland and currently has the most active transferable development rights program in the state. The county programs complement the state’s land preservation tools including the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program, the Rural Legacy and the Greenprint programs.

Calvert County Soil Conservation District
A soil conservation district is made up of landowners and farmers called cooperators.  These members join together voluntarily in planning for and controlling soil erosion, sedimentation, and flooding; as well as managing animal wastes, fertilizers, and agricultural chemicals to protect farmland and water quality.

Calvert County Farm Bureau
Maryland Farm Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. It is completely controlled by its members through the democratic process and is financed by voluntary membership dues. Its strength comes from the active participation of over 30,620 member families that belong to the state’s 23 county Farm Bureaus. The American Farm Bureau Federation represents over 6.2 million member families in over 2,800 counties.

University of Maryland, Calvert County Cooperative Extension Office
University of Maryland Extension is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, land-grant universities and local governments in each state. Faculty and staff of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) provide research-based information, educational programs and services on a variety of subjects.

The Calvert Forestry Board serves as an advocate for forestry in Calvert County. The board is funded annually by a grant from the Board of County Commissioners. The Forestry Board uses these resources to support various forest education and awareness activities throughout the county including the Calvert Envirothon, Arbor Day, School Forest Program, Tree Farm Tour, Natural Resources Careers Camp and more. The board is committed to promoting the benefits of sustainable forest management.

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