Maryland Buy Local Week & Sykesville EV Charging

July 17-25, 2021 is “Maryland Buy Local Week.” This initiative is to celebrate and support Maryland farmers, watermen, and food producers. Consider taking the Buy Local Challenge which is to enjoy least one Maryland grown or produced food or beverage each day during Buy Local Week.

Purchasing items at Farmers Markets is a great way to support local businesses. Driving your electric car to the Farmers Market is a great way to get there.

Sykesville, Maryland Farmers Market

Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is open each Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM, May through October.

Vendors rotate weekly so there’s always something new. Here is a map and list of vendors for the Sykesville Farmers Market.

Another resource is Maryland’s Best, a website to help consumers find products from Maryland farmers and seafood producers. There’s even an Ice Cream Trail which features 10 Maryland creameries that make and sell their ice cream to consumers right on their farms.

Sykesville Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

There are EV charging stations in downtown Sykesville, MD, just a short walk from Main Street where the Farmers Market is held. The BGE owned and operated EVSEs are on the Greenlots network. The two-port Level 2 station and one CCS/CHAdeMO fast charger are located in the parking lot in front of the Sykesville Police Department.

When we visited the Sykesville Farmers Market last weekend, we plugged in to the Level 2 station next to another Tesla that was also charging there. At the time, the DC fast charger was having issues and I couldn’t get it to initiate a charge on the CHAdeMO. Hopefully, that has been fixed, but you may want to plan carefully since there is only one DCFC at this site.

Please enjoy Maryland Buy Local Week and don’t forget to look for EV charging stations near Farmers Markets and other other local food vendors.