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Farmers Market

Open All Year – New Vendors Welcome!*

Come Join Us!

The Ocean Pines Farmers Market
in White Horse Park.
Every Saturday
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Click here to view a list of 2016 Spring/Summer Ocean Pines Farmers Market vendors.

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Fresh at Market

blueberryApples, arugula, beans, beets, berries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, corn, cucumbers, edamame, eggplant, fennel, garlic, grapes, herbs, kale, kiwi, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mulberries, mushrooms, muskmelons, onions, parsnips, paw paws, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, salad greens, spinach, sugar & snap peas, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons and winter squash

Market News

mike_pivecVendor Awards – Two Ocean Pines Farmers Market vendors have been honored as winners for their crafts. The honors went to Marilyn Wilson of Snow Hill Heirloom Pies and Mike Pivec of Returning Tide. Marilyn received four first-place wins at the 2016 Worcester County Fair. She took home blue ribbons for her strawberry, peach and lemon pies and for her crust. Mike was recognized by American Craft Week for exceptional craftspeople under the age of 30.

 

 

 

Farmers Market Money (3)Give the Gift of the Farmers Market – Market Bucks are our gift certificate program. Include the Bucks in a greeting card, place them in a hostess gift basket or raffle them at a fundraiser for your club. Purchase your Market Bucks at the Market Information Booth!  (Market Bucks are valid for one year from date of purchase.)

Events

pumpkinsOctober 8 – Pumpkin Palooza

November 19 – Thanksgiving Market

December 17 – Christmas Market

Market Logo Merchandise

Our line of Ocean Pines Farmers 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 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 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 zoneKids 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

Uke of EarlThe Ocean Pines Farmers 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 flavordrizzles@gmail.com.

 

Vending Opportunities

Artisan Vendor Opportunities – Artisans, you’re invited to participate in the Ocean Pines Farmers 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 flavordrizzles@gmail.com

Community Corner

Reservations are now being taken for the Community Corner.  Civic groups, clubs or non-profit organizations are encouraged to hold a fundraiser, sign up new members or offer a demonstration to market visitors.   For more information about how your organization can be featured, contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or flavordrizzles@gmail.com.  The following organizations are part of the Community Corner family.  Stop by when they’re at the market or go online to learn more!

  • September 24 – Town Cats, Kiwanis Club

Click here for a complete Community Corner schedule for the 2016 spring/summer season.

Volunteer

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Volunteers are essential to every aspect of the Ocean Pines Farmers 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 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 Market programs and events
Market Ambassador Volunteer – Walk around the market and answer general questions, promote Ocean Pines Farmers 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 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: Teresa Travatello, 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 Market.

Quick Links

2016-2017 Vendor Application*
Vendor Handbook 
Vendor Guidelines*
Vendor Welcome Letter *

Community Corner Application
Busking Application
Information for Wineries Participating in Farmers’ Markets
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 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.