A Brief History of Hagerstown's City Farmers Market

The Historic City Farmers Market is the oldest continuously operating farmers market in Maryland and is believed to be one of the oldest farmers markets in the country. Historical records suggest the market was established in 1773, predating the incorporation of the city of Hagerstown in 1791. From humble beginnings in the Public Square to its new home at 25 W. Church Street, the market remains a venerated local tradition for over three hundred years.

Today the Historic City Farmers Market is held outdoors at 25 W. Church Street in the parking lot of Hub City Brewery, one of Hagerstown’s newest additions to the vibrant downtown community. Held every Third Thursday from May to October, the market honors its historical roots while creating and embracing new traditions. Offering artisan handmade crafts and diverse flavors of homegrown produce and baked goods, the Historic City Farmers Market is the perfect place to spend the afternoon!