The Ocean Pines Farmers Market will host two special events in July in its continued effort to offer market shoppers a variety of unique experiences in addition to its growing lineup of vendors.
On Saturday, July 18 the Worcester County Humane Society and the Ocean Pines Farmers Market will present the “Dog Day of Summer.” Market vendors Tumbleweed & Eddies and Best Friends Collars will be joined by other guest vendors offering pet products and services in an effort to raise funds for the no-kill shelter.
The event will include a demonstration by the Worcester County Sherriff’s Office K-9 Unit and raffle drawings. Donations of items needed by the shelter will also be accepted. Visit worestercountyhumanesociety.org for a list of items.
Also joining the market on Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. will be author Kim Kash, whose Jamie August book series features Ocean City as a backdrop. Kash will read from her second book in the series, “Ocean City Cover-Up,”
Kash, who currently lives in the Middle East, finds writing about Ocean City an antidote for her homesickness.
“I’m sure some of my Maryland memories are whimsically inflated, just like the stories we tell about our own exploits back in the day: they get more farfetched with every telling. But the affection I have for the people, the food, the attitude, the sheer fun of Ocean City is real, and it gets me through the culture shock that will probably always be a part of expat life,” she said.
Kash will be available to sign copies of “Ocean City Cover-Up” and her first book in the Jamie August series, “Ocean City Lowdown.” Kash is also the author of “Ocean City: A Guide to Maryland’s Seaside Resort.”
The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. year-round in White Horse Park in Ocean Pines. It offers seasonal fresh produce, meat, eggs, seafood, wine, baked goods, kettle corn, gourmet food products, handcrafted items and more.
For more information about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, including a complete list of vendors and upcoming events, visit www.OceanPines.org or visit the Ocean Pines Farmers Market on Facebook. For information about participating as a vendor, contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383.