This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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Stop by the Ocean Pines Farmers Market this week for fresh produce, meats, baked goods, gourmet food and holiday items and more.  Kids can also get special food for Santa’s reindeer!  The market is open this and every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm at White Horse Park.  Click here to learn more about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, including participating vendors.

Fresh at Market

Produce:  Brussels sprouts, radishes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, Hayman white sweet potatoes, red beets, golden beets, turnips, parsnips, rutabaga, carrots, storage onions, garlic, hydroponic lettuces, cilantro, basil, parsley, kale, cooking greens, apples and pears

Meat from Great Expectations Farm:

  • Breakfast Boxes – Available during the month of December.  The breakfast meat box includes one each of the following items:  ham slice, scrapple, bacon, loose sausage and rope sausage for $25.  The regular meat box includes one package of chops, one 2-3 pound roast, two packages of ground beef, one chip steak, two packages of chicken breasts and one whole bird for $60.
  • Beef – Ground beef, beef patties, Delmonico or rib eye steaks, minute or chip steaks, T-bone and porterhouse steaks, beef brisket, sirloin steaks, stew meat, New York strip, beef bones, beef ribs, beef liver, chuck & arm roasts, eye round roast, top & bottom round, London broil roasts
  • Pork – Shoulder roasts, picnic roasts, bacon, chops, boneless chops, Canadian bacon, loose sausage (regular & maple), all-link and rope sausage, patty sausage, smoked ham slices, scrapple, ribs, baby backs, Boston butt, ground pork, specialty sausages (smoked & fresh kielbasa, hot Italian, chorizo, Chesapeake)
  • Poultry – Chicken: whole birds, leg quarters and boneless, skinless breasts.  Turkey: by special order

Christmas Turkeys from Tyaskin Pasture Fresh Farm:

  • Available on December 20.  The turkeys have been raised free-range, fed a vegetarian diet and have not received antibiotics or hormones.  They are also gluten- and preservative-free.  Reserve your turkey with a deposit.

Dairy From Seashell Sweets:

  • Chesapeake Bay Farms milk, butter and cheese

Bread From Artisan Breads by Peter:

  • Whole wheat with flax seed, raisin, cinnamon raisin, spinach feta, tomato basil, kalamata olive, cheesy onion, pepperoni and jalapeno, rosemary garlic and challah

Amish Friendship Breads by Girdletree Gardens:

  • Vanilla, chocolate, vanilla and chocolate swirl, apple, strawberry, peach, raspberry chocolate chip, double chocolate banana, banana, blueberry, chocolate chip, strawberry and raspberry  (some flavors available seasonally only)

Coffee and Teas by Pureblend Teas:

  • Black teas (contain caffeine), white/green teas (low caffeine), herbal teas(caffeine-free)
  • Blended teas – Autumn Glow, Alice in Wonderland, Candy Apple, Celtic Cream,  Chamomile Dawn, Clean Green, Dark Chocolate Chai, Earl Grey Symphony, Egyptian Lime Hibiscus, Elderberry Apricot, Exotic Black, Ginger Anjou Pear, Ginger-Lime Rooibos, Ginger Peach, Jasmine Lavender,  No-Caf Red Chai, Passion Fruit Green, Pumpkin Spice, Traditional Masala Chai, Raspberry Sangria, Valerian Sunset, White Peach Sangria
  • Organic Matcha – Superior Grade Matcha, Matcha Chai
  • Raw Cocoa Mix (Vegan) – Pure & Simple Raw Cocoa Mix, Double Chocolate Raw Cocoa Mix
  • Ready-to-Brew Iced Teas – Apricot Honeybush, Blood Orange, Classic Black, Passion Fruit Green, Ginger Peach, Raspberry Sangria, White Peach Sangria

Gourmet Pantry Items by La Marche:

  • Shenandoah Spice Company – Signature Blends (Asian Seasoning, Blackening Bayou Blend, Bread Dip, Carnitas Rub, chili Seasoning, Dill Yogurt Dip, Fresco Taco, Northern Greek Seasoning, Tex Mex), BBQ Blends, Pepper Steak Seasoning, Dry Rub, Island Jerk Seasoning, Rib Rub, Steak Seasoning, Wild Game Seasoning, Salt-Free, Herbs de Provence, Italian Seasoning, Kitchen Pepper, Massanutten Blend, Pickling Spice, Yellow Curry
  • L’Acropoli di Puglia Martina Franca Olive  Oil – First cold-pressed unfiltered extra-virgin directly imported from Puglia, Italy
  • Vera Pasta – Lemon Penne, Chipotle Black Bean, Spicy Roasted Garlic, Sriracha Penne, Fusilli, Penne, Conchigle (shells), Gemelli

Vendor News

  • Eastern Shore Kettle Korn has a new website that includes ordering options and an event calendar so you can get your popcorn fix even when the vendor isn’t at the market.  Visit www.easternshorekettlecorn.com.
  • D.J. David & Company is now offering summer’s late  honey harvest.  The local raw and unfiltered honey comes from hives placed around Worcester County.  This delicious wildflower honey is offered in several sizes and can be purchased with a piece of honeycomb in the jar.
  • The Good Farm has opened the enrollment period of its 2015 CSA program, which allows you to choose your own food by shopping from the farm’s market stand. Only 50 shares are available for the coming season.  To sign up, visit The Good Farm at the market or email thegoodfarm@gmail.com.
  • La Marche Gifts and Gourmet offers unique gifts for the home and culinary accents for the pantry.  Choose from Shenandoah spices, L-Acropoli di Puglia Martina Franca Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, aged balsamic vinegar  and Vera Pasta, featuring artisan pastas created in West Chester, Pennsylvania by owner/chef Joe D’Andrea.  You’ll also find fragrant Keystone Candles.  All $16 candles will be marked down to $14.
  • Holiday wreaths from Hasting Farms are back at the market.  The Hastings use fresh, naturally grown greens harvested from the woodlands of their Worcester County farms.
  • Longridge Gardens is offering locally made tapered beeswax candles.  These 100 percent beeswax candles are long burning and give off the natural aroma of honey when lit.  Pair the candles with one of Terry’s seasonal floral arrangements.
  • The ladies of Stag Run Farm have been making hand-knit baby blankets with crocheted edges.  These sweet blankets are perfect for snuggling with little ones and keeping them cozy.
  • Uncle Jon’s has locally crafted items for men, from soaps to surf and skate.

Special Events

  • Thank you to everyone who donated to the Blankets of Warmth drive, which will continue throughout the month of December.  Blankets may be dropped off at the information booth located inside the market’s main entrance.
  • Feeding Santa’s Reindeer  Children visiting the market on December 13 will receive a free package of Magic Reindeer Food from The Friends of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market.  The all-natural reindeer food (also loved by birds and squirrels!) includes song birdseed, whole shelled peanuts, and instructions for preparing the food for the arrival of Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve.  Available while supplies last.
  • Kids Market Zone  We’ve had so much fun in the Kids Market Zone this fall.  We will be taking a short break over the winter, but look for the return of Ms. Vicki and the Crafting Crew from Holy Trinity Cathedral in the spring!

Market Music

The 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.

December 13 – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello will be playing sounds of the holiday season.

Vendor Opportunities

Artists – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is seeking applications from area artists.  A variety of work is acceptable, including paintings, photography, wood creations, mixed media, ceramics, pottery, glass work, fiber creations and more.  Full-season and drop-in openings are available.

Farmers Market Bazaar – The bazaar section of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market will return in March 2015!  The bazaar aims to provide shoppers with a variety of unique resale and collectible items including jewelry, clothing, rugs, collectible housewares, antiques, furniture, sports memorabilia and more.  Flexible space sizes are offered at no additional charge.  Full-season and drop-in openings are available.

Community Corner Tent

Reservations are now being taken for the Community Corner Tent for 2015.  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.

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