"Reasonable hay price" and "early spring" cannot be used in the same sentence, unfortunately. Summer is coming! Check your farm bureau or county extension for notices of hay auctions, or stop by some big, well-run boarding farms and see if they have some to spare to get you through another 8-10 weeks or so.
I'm on Md/Pa line-grass hay running $3.50-5.00 bale picked up no delivery.
Baltimore/Frederick & York craigslist, all 3 have current listings @ those prices.
Hay auction tuesday mornings @ Westminster Md livestock yard most really nice hay under $7.50