The Farm Women's Market ~ A unique, intimate, quirky and festive shopping experience in Downtown Bethesda. The Market features great food, drink and music with artisans, crafts and boutique businesses from around the Mid-Atlantic region. Local vineyards and breweries provide tastings and food trucks offer a quick meal.We are a ten minute walk south on Wisconsin Ave from the Bethesda Metro Station
at the intersection of Bethesda Ave. and Wisconsin Ave..
Holiday Extended Hours~ Weekdays til' 5:00pm
To accommodate busy schedules, the Farm Women's Market will be open til' 5:00pm on Wednesdays & Fridays up to December 23rd. Below are the Participating Vendors:
Koukla's Korner ~ Candles
Mt. Airy, Maryland resident and all-around creative Candle-Maker, Alexis Paul joins the Farm Women's Market for our Fall/Holiday season. A truly gifted artisan, Alexis brings to our Market a wonderful array of scented candles for just about every occasion. Visit Koukla's Korner for details. She visits the Market on Saturdays.
Inside the Market Emphasis on Hand-made Craftsmanship...
Ivy Wong Hand-bags and Totes
Alongside the artisan cheese and freshly baked croissants, the Farm Women's Market hosts some of Maryland's finest craftspeople. For a number of years, the Market over-looked a whole category of Maryland vendors using locally sourced wood, wool, clay and fabrics creating exquisitely beautiful cutting boards, quilts, handbags, place-mats and just your basic wool cap and wool socks. To remedy this, the Board has encouraged craftspeople to open inside the FWM building. The result has been fantastic! Clearly, there is a demand among our patrons to support "Maryland Made" businesses. Below are just a handful of crafts-persons with businesses "Inside the Market". Visit our Farmers & Artisans tab for more info.
Avalon Springs Farm Proprietor Karen Schlossberg brings the finest yarns from her own livestock in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Avalon Spring's animals include a collection of Angora and Colored Angora Goats, Llama and Alpaca livestock. For those who enjoy knitting or prefer buying the final creation, Karen is on hand to talk "shop" and help you choose colors and fibers...
Our famous croissants, tarts and baguettes have returned in the form of La Bohemia Bakery. St. Michel's Bertrand Houlier personally trained and mentored the new owners in the authentic traditions of truly scrumptious French baguettes and croissants. Please stop by the Farm Women's Market to build a new tradition....
Come experience a blend of local and international farm-market traditions...
MANOR HILL BREWERY ~ Saturday, December 5th Wednesday, December 23rd
Manor Hill Farm Brewery in Howard County near Ellicott City visits the Farm Women's Market Saturday, Dec. 5th and again on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd. The Marriner Family Farm is a beautiful destination with fantastic artisan beers, a Maryland success story sourcing their ingredients from their own crops, hard-work and fertile soil- Family Owned, Farm Brewed.
Holiday Market Spotlight ~ Day Basket Factory (since 1876)
Proprietors ~ Karen and Dave Jackson
Shortly after the end of the Civil War in 1876, Edward & Samuel Day came to the town of North East, Maryland in Cecil County from Massachusetts. Edward was an experienced basket maker. The brothers (who had been supplying the southern market with baskets) set-up shop in Cecil County to save on transportation costs and because the forests along the Susquehanna River were full of White Oak, the best kind of wood for baskets.
This historic Maryland business comes to the Farm Women's Market just before Thanksgiving and again just before Christmas & Hanukkah. They will bring a variety of baskets for picnics, shopping, bread, laundry, bicycles and much more. Their 100% White Oak baskets are still made from the finest, straight grained oak handcrafted in the same manner for over 139 years. Perhaps you're looking for an heirloom to hand down to the next generation? Or you want something that is truly a one-of-a-kind, unique and special item "Made in Maryland". Purchase your baskets from Karen & Dave Jackson on the below dates: Day Basket Factory ~ Catalog Saturday, November 21st Sunday, December 19th
CEM Cookware ~ Pottery
Jenni and Greg met in South Florida, completed their studies at Georgetown and University of Maryland respectively and moved to Bogota, Columbia where they mastered the "centuries old" method of cooking with a unique type of pottery. Enter CEM Cookware. Increasingly our patrons look for ways to "Connect with the Earth" and find new tools for preparing delicious meals. Jenni and Greg bring to the Farm Women's Market a cookware tradition prized in South America. Discover the benefits of working with a truly "down to earth" style of cooking. CEM Cookware visits the Market Saturdays. They will add additional Market days as we approach the Fall/Holiday season.
Gourmet Weekend Entertaining...
When the weekend is around the corner and you don't feel like cooking, stop by the Market for a delightful quick "take home" meal to satisfy family and friends. And, for that sweet tooth afterwards, be sure to include a treat from Spring Mill Bread Co. or La Bohemia Bakery.