This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market: Aug. 20

MARKET EVENTS

The most anticipated upcoming event at the Ocean Pines Marketplace is fast-approaching. The Latin Festival, set for Sept. 1 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. at White Horse Park, will include spicy music from the band Hot Salsa, appearing on the market stage, and a live radio broadcast from the market with Sofia of Maxima 95.3FM. Our resident chef Maggie is in the Marketplace Open-Air Kitchen and the green market is brimming with the bounty of an August harvest. This is where your Saturday begins, at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market.

Our farmers and produce merchants are bringing big buckets of fresh cut flowers, piles of sweet corn, large and small melons and boxes of the season’s ultimate star, the bright red tomato.

If you’ve not noticed, signs of autumn are beginning to claim their place on the produce stands. Winter squash and other popular fall crops are pushing and shoving their way amongst the last of the summer crops. The bountiful selection of local summer and fall produce together makes this one of the most rewarding times to shop the market. While savoring the last of summer, we’re awaken to the renewed taste and smells of the fall green market.

This week, take a few extra moments to look just a little closer at the market stands. Discover what’s new again and perhaps take home an old veggie friend again.


MARKET STAGE

  • September  1 Hot Salsa – Latin Music
  • September 8 Crayola Six Strings – Smooth Guitar Sounds

MARKETPLACE OPEN-AIR KITCHEN

  • August 25 Chef Maggie Haren –  For the Love of Garlic
  • September 1 Chef Maggie Haren – Fish Tacos from the Latin Kitchen

It’s all about the garlic with Chef Maggie in the Marketplace Open-Air Kitchen this Saturday. After a visit to Linda’s Backyard market stand, Maggie was inspired by all the varieties of garlic grown in the homestead’s gardens. From preparing the soil in the fall, planting the garlic, to the gathering of scapes in the spring and the harvest of the garlic in early summer, Linda does it all this on her own. With that in mind, Maggie wants to prepare the local garlic in a dish that showcases its special story. Take a seat with Maggie, and enjoy this Garlic edition of the Open-Air Kitchen, Saturday at 10 a.m.


VOLUNTEER

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 flavordrizzles@gmail.com


COMMUNITY CORNER

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 info@oceanpines.org.


MARKET STAGE

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!

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