Open All Year – New Vendors Welcome!*
Come Join Us!
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Located at White Horse Park
239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD
(Next to the Ocean Pines Administration Building/Police Department)
Winter Indoor Market, Jan. 5- March 9
Notice Regarding Inclement Winter Weather – Winter can bring dangerous inclement weather that interrupts our normal market schedule. Plow-able snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures are some of the reasons we might close the winter marketplace. The indoor market may be postponed if the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department feels that the weather conditions are a threat to the fire equipment being placed outdoors during the market hours. We will announce any market closing on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and post to the Ocean Pines Association website.
Folks in Worcester County may not have to fret about finding fresh produce, unique finds and live music during the frigid months.
“Customers who are looking for a climate-controlled farmers market should look to the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market this winter,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director for the Ocean Pines Association.
The indoor market will run each Saturday, Jan. 5 – March 9 from 9 a.m. – noon, at the Northside Fire House next to White Horse Park, which is located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Click here to read more.
Fresh at the Market
On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the growing season for local summer produce ended months ago, but many vegetables and fruits that were harvested late in the fall and early winter are hearty enough to last through the winter season. This includes beets, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, turnips and winter squash, all ideal for slow cooking or roasting to draw out their deep, rich flavors.
Along with local cold-weather crops, fresh fruits and vegetables from the region and beyond are bountiful, including heirloom varieties. Lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes are still found along with green beans, zucchini and broccoli. Market shoppers need not lose that one-on-one relationship with their favorite market merchants during the winter at our European-style marketplace.
“Bee” Aware – With spring on the way, it’s a good time to remind ourselves about the unsung heroes that work to provide food on the kitchen table. Sure, our farmers and producers are very important, but the critical contributions of the humble honeybee cannot be overstated. Over one third of our food supply wouldn’t be available, if it weren’t for the pollinating power of the honey bee. Unfortunately, both bees and beekeepers are endangered species. Learn the difference between a honeybee and a yellow jacket (honeybees have rounded, fuzzy, fatter hind ends). Learn much more about the heroic honeybee at the American Beekeepers Federation web site, www.abfnet.org.
Acts of Kindness at the Marketplace – The weather is cold, but the warmth of kindness flows freely at the White Horse Park Marketplace throughout the year. Many people love the Farmers & Artisans Market not just for the edible goodness and unique handmade products, but also for the camaraderie between and among our hundreds of merchants and thousands of shoppers.
Many note that the market is endearing because it’s one of the few places where people co-exist civilly across the widest spectrums of difference in our world today —it’s a place where diversity not only truly exists, but truly works, too. Many people come to the market not just for food and merchandise, but also to be immersed in the community, to give and receive good will.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen many examples of this rapport and kindness that’s so common at the Winter Market. On one of the coldest Saturdays this January, a man walking towards the market saw a woman with a bundled-up baby in her arms, trying to bend down and tie her shoe. The man stopped, knelt down and tied the loose shoe laces, making her day just a little easier!
Such gestures may seem little in size and scope but can be big in effect. With every meaningful gesture like that, the market and the community becomes even better. We know there are hundreds and even thousands of similar acts like the one we have shared. If you see (or do!) one that inspires you, post about it to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OceanPinesFarmersArtisanMarketplace.
Share Your Memories – “My Nanna always takes my sister and me to the market every Saturday when Mom and Dad bring us to visit her in Ocean Pines. I absolutely love seeing the alpacas and getting kettle korn.” We enjoy hearing these wonderful stories from our market shoppers. So we’ve decided share them with everyone! Will you share your favorite Market memories with us? These memories may be from last year or even last week. Not only will it be fun for the Market to hear and share these stories—they contain inspiration for the Market’s future planning. If you have Market Memories that you’d to share, please email us at email@example.com. We’ll share your Market Memories with all of our friends.
Volunteer with “The Friends” – Would you like to get more immersed in the life of the iconic Ocean Pines Market? Then consider volunteering with the Friends of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market! The Friends support and enhance the Market: run education programs, manage the sale of Market-branded merchandise, help organize our many popular events, support other Market special features, lead tours of the Market and much more.
The Friends are a diverse and dedicated group that adds great value to the Market and also enjoys an array of rewarding Market-related experiences! For more information, check out the volunteer opportunities on this webpage, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-251-6383.
Your Ocean Pines Market offers “regular market days” year-round for great local shopping, but the market is also a popular community gathering place for lots of special happenings and events for the Worcester County community.
Once again this year, the market will open its gates for more special days. This year’s series of events include a Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 20, followed by the Cinco de Mayo – Latin Themed Market on May 4. New this year, the market will hold its first Bike-In to Market. Shoppers are invited to two-wheel it to some family-friendly shopping at the marketplace! Fun for serious athletes to weekend warriors with kids in tow.
Spring Fever February 16 – We’re chasing away the winter blues with a market beach party! Musician David Martin will offer tropical reggae music with his steel drums and Chef Maggie will be in the kitchen cooking up something tasty. Join us for this special holiday weekend market.
Artisans Market Gallery – Starting January 12, each market day will feature one of our many local talented artisans in the Artisans Market Gallery. Meet the maker, learn about their craft and see the results of their handwork. Each artisan will have products available for purchase from the gallery.
Inside the Northside Firehouse
- D.J. David & Company – produce
- Alaska Wild Seafood – salmon
- Amish Friendship Breads – baked goods
- Ethne Coffee Roasters – coffee
- Home Canning Classics – jar goods
- Charlie’s Treats – pet treats
- Brightman Farm – eggs
- DelVecchio’s Bakery – baked goods
- Pies Etcetera – homestyle baked goods
- Eastern Shore Kettle Korn – popcorn
- Bay Mushroom – gourmet mushrooms
- We Jam 4 U – jams and jellies
- Chesapeake Bay Farms – milk, butter and ice cream
Under the Memorial Pavilion
- Nuevo Mundo Alpacas – fibers
- R DAD Seafood – oysters, shrimp and more
- Great Expectations Farm – grass-fed meats
- Toute de Suite – pastries
- Chapsmaketory – wood products
- Sharper Edge – sharping of knives and tools
Alni Body Care is the newest merchant to arrive at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. Alni Body Care offers vegan hemp CBD-infused tropical tinctures and suppositories. All products are handmade by Alexandra, the business owner and sent out to a third party for lab testing. If you wish to try hemp CBD products or would like to learn more about how you can benefit from the products, stop by the Alni Body Care Boutique at Market this Saturday.
Artisan Gallery Opens at Winter Market – The Indoor Winter Market welcomes the addition of talented artisans. Located surrounding the Farm Market Café in the Northside Fire House, shoppers will find perennial artisan market favorites like Returning Tide, Delmarva Home Décor, The Crafty Crab, Essentials by Joe, Thirty-One and Usborne Books. Are you are looking for new spring décor, a gift for your Valentine or something for yourself? Then a visit to the Artisan Gallery is a great place to spend a winter Saturday morning at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market.
We’ve Got Milk – Chesapeake Bay Farms is coming to the 2019 Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. The Pocomoke farm is the only Worcester County dairy farm, and one of very few dairy farms still in operation on Delmarva. With a state-of-the-art onsite licensed and inspected processing facility, its milk is processed directly on the farm. In addition to the raw milk, the farm also makes its own European-style butter and “From Cow to Cone” ice cream, sold at the Pocomoke farm and a remote Berlin farm shop along Route 50, and now at the year-round Ocean Pines Marketplace.
The Holland family dairy farm is the only Eastern Shore stop on Maryland‘s Ice Cream Trail. The Ice Cream Trail is a promotional program run by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, linking local dairy farmers with consumers. With the Chesapeake Bay herd of cows producing 10,000 pounds of milk each day, over a dozen flavors of ice cream are produced for the enjoyment of the farm’s many loyal customers.
The milk, butter and ice cream dairy products will be available weekly at the Saturday market beginning January 5 at the Winter Indoor Market from 9am to 12 noon.
Market Logo Merchandise
Our line of Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market logo merchandise is available every Saturday at the Market Information Booth and weekdays at the front desk of the Ocean Pines Association Administration Building. We carefully select items that are perfect for you, the market shopper! Proceeds from merchandise sales benefit the events and educational programs of the farmers market.
Market Tote Bag – These bright green bags are convenient and fold up for easy storage when not being used. You’ll be “green” and stylish while shopping at the market!
Colorful Aprons – Bright and colorful, these unisex aprons are great for the kitchen, crafting or working around the home. The canvas material is stain-resistant and easy to clean. Impress your kitchen guests with your Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market apron – they’ll be wanting one of their own!
Market Bumper Sticker – The old-fashioned bumper sticker makes a comeback at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market! This weather-resistant sticker has a clear background, allowing only the market’s logo to show where it is placed. Display your bumper sticker proudly and tell everyone you shop at Worcester County’s favorite farmers market!
Market Music & More
Are you a musician? Do you have a magic act or do you juggle to entertain a crowd? The Market is always looking for buskers and street performers to add to the Marketplace. Do you draw characters, do face painting or transform balloons into cute puppy dogs? Then we want to hear from you, today! There are opportunities beyond the boardwalk at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. No fees are charged for bringing your talents to the Marketplace. Download our Busking Application at www.oceanpines.org or come to the Marketplace and see Market Manager David Bean, or contact him at 410-251-6383 or email@example.com. Go ahead…break a leg!!
Merchant Openings – The Artisan Market has openings for the following artisan and craft categories. If your artisan category is not listed here, please submit your application anyway. We’re always looking for new and unique artisans to bring to our market shoppers.
- Handmade soaps and scrubs
- Glass art
- Metal work art
- Leather craft
- Pottery and Ceramics
Open Call: Sell Your Arts & Crafts – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market welcomes artisans and craftspeople from far and wide to sell at our Worcester County marketplace, located just minutes from the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Our market isn’t your average farmers market. On the contrary, our market invites the finest merchants to participate. The result is a loyal base of shoppers who expect to find maker-goods, hand-crafted by talented artists and craftspeople.
If you’re new to selling your craft and art, our marketplace is the perfect place to explore your entrepreneurial potential. We provide outstanding marketing and logistics to help our new and returning merchants thrive. All you need to do is submit an application, schedule your participation dates, arrive, set up and sell your work.
We invite Artisan Market applicants in the following categories: apothecary, pottery, jewelry, fine art, leather, metal, wood, glass, textiles, photography and other categories. Our Artisan Market application is available here.
Ours is a genuinely a one-of-a-kind experience, as every merchant at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market comes away with new customers and the invaluable knowledge that they are part of the market merchant family.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Green Market Vendors – Please note that currently we have no openings in either the Farmer or Baked Goods categories at the Market. Don’t let this prevent you from turning in a prospective application, as we keep them on file and this is the first place we look when an opening does occur.
For additional vending information, contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Market Reserving Community Corner Spaces for 2019 – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market loves providing a platform for nonprofits and community groups to connect with its loyal market shoppers. As a weekly event that attracts 1000-2500 people weekly during the peak season, the marketplace is a valuable platform for any community group, non-profit or organization looking to expand their reach, spread news about upcoming events, and connect with the public about a mission or activities.
The Market is now accept reservations for the 2019 Saturday and Summer Mid-Week Markets. If your group or organization is interested in reserving market days, please fill out the Community Corner application.
The Community Corner spaces are offered at no charge. Guests must provide their own canopies, tables and bring everything else needed to participate at the market.
- February 2 – March 2, 2019 Girl Scout Troop 346
Girl Scout Cookie Sales
New Volunteer Opportunities – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market is seeking a Children’s Educational Program Director and Arts & Crafts Workshop Program Director. If you are interested, or know someone who would be a good candidate for an opening, please contact Market Manager David at email@example.com.
- Children’s Educational Program Director – We are searching for an enthusiastic, child loving, art loving, food loving team member to fill the volunteer position of Children’s Program Director. The position includes working with our Market Team to develop and oversee the Kid’s Market Zone, our children’s educational program. Activities take place weekly at the Saturday market from April through October.
- Arts & Crafts Workshop Program Director – The market is seeking a qualified volunteer to develop and oversee our Marketplace Arts & Crafts Workshop, a new do-it-yourself program. The free market program engages participants to enjoy activities in self-sustainability, hand crafts and life style task. Workshops could include gardening, crafting and other DIY demonstrations. The position includes working with our Market Team to develop and oversee the educational program, along with developing partnerships with those that can present workshops. Activities take place weekly at the Saturday market from April through October.
Calling all Market Gurus! Do you love the Ocean Pines Market? We’re on the hunt for several market gurus to volunteer on Saturdays from 7 am – 2 pm. You’ll be helping shoppers find their way around, answering questions at our Market Information Booth or staffing our Vendor Services Booth and of course picking up your market shopping for the week. For more information, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are essential to every aspect of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. With the market open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm, volunteers are needed before, during and after market. They provide support with tasks that include greeting and helping customers, assisting vendors and the setup and closing down of the market. Whether you sign up for a one-time opportunity or choose to take on a regular volunteer role, the market guarantees you will enjoy being part of making good things happen! If you are interested in volunteering at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market but aren’t sure if it’s for you, please stop by the information booth and speak with Volunteer Coordinator Tracey Hofman or one of the volunteers working at the information booth to find out more. Or you may inquire by email at TraceyHofman@aol.com.
- Set-Up Crew: Help set up the Market. Assist merchants with putting up canopies, tables, and signs. Early morning hours.
- Market Guide: Move throughout the Market answering questions and directing customers to their favorite merchants. Hand out dog biscuits and promotional flyers and maintain other interactions with customers.
- Greeter: Welcome customers at entrance points of the Market and perform the hourly customer count.
- Market Information Booth: Duties include answering customer questions, selling Market merchandise, and more.
- Administrative Assistance: Sign in arriving merchants. Distribute and collect information from merchants. Assist management with collection of merchant fees and complete the merchant attendance.
- Events and Happenings: Help plan and run special events and happenings at the Market.
- Communications: Take photos and video of the Market. Caption the merchants and customers along with the special happenings and events of the Marketplace. Submit article drafts for our Market publications and social media content suggestions for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Breakdown Crew: Help take down canopies, tables, chairs, and signs. Close up the Marketplace.
Support Your Local Community!
Buying local foods is a simple way to improve your health, your community, and the environment all at the same time!
The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market supports family-based farming, farmers and food producers of the Eastern Shore. Cutting out the middleman allows direct contact and feedback between customers and producers, allowing area residents the opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge about how their vegetables are grown and their meat is produced. Cutting out the middleman not only helps the local community but reduces food packaging and food miles, thus reducing vehicle pollution, noise and fossil fuel use.
Please submit your application along with payment to: Ocean Pines Association,
Attn: Denise Sawyer, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811 or fax to 410.641.5581 or
hand-deliver to Market Manager David Bean (email@example.com) at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market.
2019 Green Market Vendor Application*
2019 Peddlers & Artisans Vendor Application*
Merchant Credit Card Authorization Form
Community Corner Application
Volunteer Registration Form
Information for Wineries Participating in Farmers’ Markets
Information about Brewery Off-Site Permits
Maryland’s Best Website
Maryland Department of Agriculture Website
Maryland’s In-Season Vegetables
Maryland’s In-Season Fruits
*All vendor applications submitted to the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market are subject to review by the Market’s management. Market management reserves the right to decline or reject an application without reason. Vendor applications may be declined based on the available openings in a particular vendor category. Declined applications are held on file by the Market for one year. If a vendor opening should become available, the Market will again review the held applications and may or may not select a new vendor from the held applications.
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