Farmers & Artisans Market

Open All Year – New Vendors Welcome!*

Come Join Us!

Saturdays Year-Round*
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

Note: When temperatures are forecast to remain below the freezing point, the fire department cannot remove the trucks from the garage, with the possibility that the pumps and other equipment freeze and becoming damaged. In that event, all indoor merchants will be relocated to the area of the White Horse Park pavilion adjacent to the fire house.

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.

2019 Applications

2019 Green Market Vendor Application*

2019 Artisans & Peddlers Vendor Application*

2018-2019 Market Sponsorship Packet/Application

Fresh at the Market

It’s citrus season, and the popular fruits of winter are ripe and coming from the southern orchard groves of Florida and Texas. Look for seedless jumbo Navel oranges, lemons, limes, pink grapefruit and more at the market. Locally grown on Delmarva, you’ll find cabbage, kale, collards, spinach, Swiss chard, leeks, turnips, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.

Market Events

Winter Indoor Market – This January your Ocean Pines Farmers Market merchants are moving indoors to the warm-n-cozy Northside Fire House next to White Horse Park. Shoppers will find a large selection of the same great products found year-round at the popular green market. Live music, cooking demos with Chef Maggie are just some of the fun activities that will be included at this family-friendly market. Shop the market Saturdays from 9am-noon January 5 – March 9.

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.

Click here for a complete lineup of 2019 events!

Vendors

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
Vendor News

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.

Chef@Market

Click here to view all Chef@Market recipes!

 

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.

Farmers Market tote picturefarmers market apronsMarket 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 flavordrizzles@gmail.com. Go ahead…break a leg!!

Vending Opportunities

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 flavordrizzles@gmail.com

Community Corner

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
Volunteer

farmers market information booth

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 flavordrizzles@gmail.com

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.

Click here for the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market Volunteer Registration Form.

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 (410.251.6383/flavordrizzles@gmail.com) at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market.

Quick Links

2019 Green Market Vendor Application*
2019 Peddlers & Artisans Vendor Application*
Merchant Credit Card Authorization Form
Vendor Handbook 
Community Corner Application
Volunteer Registration Form
Busking 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.   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.

 

Generous Sponsor of the Farmers & Artisans Market

Neighborhood Sun is a community solar company and certified B Corp that works to bring clean, affordable, and local solar energy to Maryland and DC community members who can’t have or don’t want solar panels on their rooftops. Anyone who pays an electric bill is eligible to subscribe to a solar project in their neighborhood and receive a majority of his or her electricity from solar energy! Neighborhood Sun’s mission is to provide our community solar members with quality support and care, protect their rights as consumers, and build stronger communities by helping everyone have access to clean, local energy.

Gary Skulnik
Founder and CEO

Gary is a senior executive and strategic thinker who has been a leader in developing the clean energy market in Maryland and Washington, DC, through innovative marketing, partnerships, business management, and legislative advocacy. He is the founder of two entities focused exclusively on marketing clean energy, Clean Currents, a socially responsible for-profit and the Clean Energy Partnership, a nonprofit.  As President of Clean Currents, Gary ran the entire sales and marketing side of the business, which grew to reach $22mm in annual revenue. Most importantly, Gary developed and managed the Clean Currents brand, which became the strongest, most authentic green brand in the energy space in the Mid Atlantic. He has appeared in numerous media outlets and been an active public speaker on sustainability, clean energy, reaching green-minded consumers, as well as other topics.

Carolyn Ricketts
Community Solar Advocate

Carolyn is a passionate advocate for the environment and the planet’s overall conservation, protection and restoration. She worked for 33 years as a Mortgage Banker while simultaneously volunteering for environmental groups such as The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, CCAN, and Sierra Club, among many others. This ultimately led to her leaving the mortgage industry to work for CBF and Viridian Energy, graduate as a Master Watershed Steward from the Watershed Stewards Academy’s first class of 2009, and become a charter member of the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis. She has worked with organizations for the past 11 years as an environmental and clean energy lobbyist to get local bills passed that provided clean water protections, forest conservation, community solar, offshore wind power, increasing MD’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, and banning fracking.