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8:00 am – 1:00 pm
NEW! Wednesdays May 2-September 26, 2018
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Generous Sponsor of the Farmers & Artisans Market
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Community Solar Advocate
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Fifteen Things to Do at the Ocean Pines Marketplace
Ocean Pines’ most famous tourist spot has to be the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market! Visiting the market is pretty straight-forward, but there are definitely some great things to see and do while on your way through the marketplace.
1. Take a photo of the market and enter it in the 2018 Photo Contest.
2. Grab a cup of coffee at the market stand of Ethne Coffee Roasters.
3. Try the heavenly sticky buns at Bite Bake Shoppe.
4. Stop to smell some of fresh flowers from Terry’s gardens at Longridge Gardens.
5. Try the surprisingly delicious salmon jerky at Alaska Wild Seafood.
6. Buy a one-of-a-kind product from the many local artisans on site.
7. Take time to enjoy the amazing music and street performers.
8. Get a HUGE carrot from D. J. David & Company, the market’s greengrocer.
9. Sample local made rum and vodka at Spirits of Patriots Distillery.
10. Meet the alpaca at Nuevo Mundo Alpaca and cuddle a baby goat at Goatopia.
11. Find the purple bell peppers under the purple tent of Grey’s Produce.
12. Browse the endless varieties of homemade fruit jams at We Jam 4 U.
13. Take a seat at one of the picnic tables and watch the market go-by.
14. See the Honey Lady at Stag Run Farm for something sweet from the farm’s beehives.
15. Spice things up with the crab salsa from Le Marche Gourmet.
August 18 Paws & Whiskers Event -The Paws & Whiskers event returns to the market for its fourth year to benefit the Worcester County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter serving all of Worcester County, Maryland and surrounding areas. The organization’s mission is to provide food, vet care and unconditional love until they find suitable, loving and forever homes for the animals. The Humane Society relies on donations from the public to underwrite the expense and care of the animals.
Paws & Claws, a locally-owned premier pet supply store from West Ocean City, will be the event sponsor. The store is donating high-quality products such as holistic, organic pet foods and treats; health and safety items; grooming supplies; collars and leashes; seasonal clothing; training aids and many other fine products as raffle items.
Chef Maggie, the market’s resident culinary expert, will be going to the dogs in the Marketplace Open-Air Kitchen! Maggie turns her stove on to create some doggie delicious dishes. Bring your pup by the kitchen beginning at 10am to pick up a copy of her dog-gone-good dinner ideas for your puppy.
New this year, the event will include a Marketplace Pet Costume Parade. Pets, along with their owners, are invited to dress up and join the parade around the Saturday marketplace. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 best judged participants. The Worcester County Sherriff’s K9 unit will also return to perform a demonstration of the K9’s skills at 12:30pm.
September 8 Pine Steppers Marketplace Square Dance – Grab your partner and swing around to the marketplace for square dancing fun. Come to watch or join in the action on September 8!
At the Green Market
Coming: Summer apples
In Season: Peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon, sweet corn, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, spaghetti squash, eggplant
Aromatic Essentials by Joy – Artisans Alley
Joy is adding a new custom service for customers at her market boutique. Now, you can visit during market hours to have a custom blend made for select products on site. This is a unique service, not found elsewhere within the market. Joy is also now offering deep discounting of her current stock of massage oils and sprays, while supplies last.
Delmarva Mobile Veterinary Clinic – Market Grove
Dr. Jorge Araque has brought his new mobile clinic to the Ocean Pines marketplace. Located next to the Town Cats of Ocean City booth at the Market Grove, the clinic will be offering on-site, low-cost services including exams, blood testing, flea prevention, wellness preventive treatments and vaccines for dogs and cats. All of these services will be offered at the Saturday market. Appointments can be made for a house call for other services.
Bite Me Bake Shoppe
“Crack” is the new crazy found at Bite Me Bake Shoppe. Skip and Shelley have created a delicious treat made from puffed corn (not to be confused with popcorn) that is coated in a silky caramel sauce then baked for a long time to reach that sweet and crunchy finish. One bite and you’ll know why they’ve named it “crack”!
The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market photo contest returns for 2018! The market is once again searching for the best picture taken of the Marketplace using this year’s theme, “Ocean Pines Marketplace View.” Residents, non-residents, visitors and amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to participate!
Photos may be submitted by sharing to the market Facebook page – @OceanPinesFarmersArtisansMarketplace – with the contest hashtag #OPMarketplaceView. The winning photograph will be announced on December 31, 2018. The winner will receive a Marketplace shopping spree with $50 in Market Bucks, which are accepted by all market merchants.
- Photo entries must be posted to the market’s Facebook page with the hashtag #OP MarketplaceView.
- The contest begins January 1, 2018 and runs through December 30, 2018. Photos submitted before or after these dates will not be included in the contest.
- Photos must be taken at any of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market days.
- The contest is open to the public. Ocean Pines residency is not required.
- Submitted photos become the property of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market/Ocean Pines Association and may be used freely, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium.
- Farmers Market management is not eligible to enter.
- August 18 Chef Maggie Haren – Healthy Home Cooking for your Dog
- August 25 Chef Maggie Haren – For the Love of Garlic
- September 1 Chef Maggie Haren – Fish Tacos from the Latin Kitchen
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!
The Marketplace Food Court
Vending opportunities are available. Vendors must be in compliance/licensed with Maryland/Worcester County Health Department.
Kids Market Zone
Kids Market Zone activities are free! Activities begin at 9 am and are open to all children ages 3 to 14. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is host of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market’s Kids Market Zone.
Market Music & More
The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market is seeking musicians to provide background music for our visitors as they shop the market. Musicians provide casual performances at randomly assigned locations through the market and can open up their cases for tips! If you are a musician who would like to share your music with others, please contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or email@example.com.
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. Down load our Busking application at www.oceanpines.org or come to the marketplace and see the market manager. Go ahead…break a leg!!
- August 18 Sweet Steel – Steel drum island music
- September 1 Hot Salsa – Latin music
- September 8 Crayola Six Strings – Smooth guitar sounds
Artisan Vendor Opportunities – Artisans, you’re invited to participate in the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. The market has become a Saturday cultural centerpiece on the Maryland Eastern Shore community by embracing artisan market vendors. Alongside the traditional green market vendors, shoppers now look for artisans selling jewelry, beading, metalwork, photography, paintings, leather goods, carved wood pieces, textiles and other products from crafters and artists. Some artisan categories may be filled, but 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.
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
Fall Community Corner Openings – We are now booking our Community Corner for the fall of 2018. The market welcomes community groups, non-profits and civic organizations to our free Community Corner spaces. Build your membership, raise funds or hold a demonstration. To learn more, contact us at email@example.com.
- April-October – Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department
Raffle Ticket Sales
- October 13 – Worcester County Garden Club
Selling decorated fall pumpkins
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.
Information Booth Volunteer – Answer questions, provide various services and promote Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market programs and events
Market Ambassador Volunteer – Walk around the market and answer general questions, promote Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market programs and events and engage with shoppers to enhance their market experience
Operations Volunteer – Assist with the setup and closing of the market, provide assistance to vendors with setup and cleanup and help in the preparation and execution of special events and fundraising event programs in support of the market’s mission
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.
2018-2019 Vendor Application*
Merchant Credit Card Authorization Form
Community Corner Application
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. The 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.