This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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The vendors at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market are always offering something new!  Stop by and check out their latest additions, including lamb, microgreens and more.  With each purchase, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook.  The market is open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm in White Horse Park.  Click here to learn more about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, including participating vendors.

Vendor News

Great Expectations Farm – Lamb lovers, we’ve got great news for you!  Great Expectations Farm is now offering lamb.  Whether you’re grilling lamb chops with a mint pesto or roasting a leg of lamb with a rosemary pistachio gremolata, stop by Great Expectations Farm’s market stand and ask about their naturally-raised lamb products.

Eastern Shore Kettle Korn – For a limited time during the month of February, Eastern Shore Kettle Korn will be available with an added chocolate drizzle.  And if you wish to give your Valentine this sweet and salty treat for the holiday, the vendor will have a selection of unique containers at this market this Saturday.

The Good Farm – The Good Farm, known by market shoppers for its naturally grown varieties of garlic, potatoes and salad greens, has begun to sprout in a new direction this winter.  The farm is now growing a few new unique crops, including sprouts and microgreens.  Microgreens are smaller than baby greens and harvested later than sprouts.  Microgreens provide a variety of leaf flavors, colors and textures.  If you have questions or want to learn more, stop at The Good Farm’s stand this Saturday and chat with Ric about these new offerings.

Market News

Cookbook Giveaway – With each purchase you make at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market February 7 through March 28, you’ll receive a ticket from market vendors for your chance to win a Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmers’ Market cookbook. Then before you leave market, drop your tickets in the drawing box located at the Market Information Booth. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Ocean Pines Easter Farmers Market on April 4.  Shop, cook and eat from the book with all the great items you’ll bring home from market! (Winner need not be present at drawing to win.)

Bazaar Vendor Openings – The Bazaar is coming to the Ocean Pines Farmers Market!  This new section will aim to provide shoppers with a variety of unique resale goods and collectible items including jewelry, collectible housewares, antiques, shabby chic furniture, sports memorabilia and more.  For Bazaar vending information, contact Market Manager David Bean at flavordrizzles@gmail.com or 410-251-6383.

Artisan Vendor Call – Artists and crafters, you’re invited to participate as vendors at the 2015 Ocean Pines Farmers Market.  The market is becoming a Saturday morning cultural centerpiece of Maryland’s Eastern Shore community by embracing artisan market vendors.  In addition to the traditional farmers market vendors, shoppers now look for artisans selling jewelry, beading, metalwork, photography, paintings, leather goods, carved wood pieces, textiles and other products.  For artisan vending information, contact Market Manager David Bean at flavordrizzles@gmail.com or 410-251-6383.

Baker Vendor Opportunity – The market is seeking an artisan pie baker as a vendor.  Professional cottage-industry bakers may apply. Interested bakers should contact Market Manager David Bean at flavordrizzles@gmail.com or 410-251-6383.

Fresh at Market

Produce – Avocados, micro greens, sprouts, Brussels sprouts, radishes, green and red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, red beets, golden beets, turnips, parsnips, rutabaga, carrots, scallions, storage onions, garlic, hydroponic lettuces, spinach, arugula, cilantro, basil, parsley, kale, cooking greens

Meats, Poultry and Eggs – Beef, pork, poultry and lamb from Great Expectations Farm; Chesapeake Bay Farms milk, butter and cheese from Seashell Sweets; organic pasture-raised chicken eggs from Tyaskin Pasture Fresh Farm

Bakery – Baked items from Artisan Breads by Peter and Toute de Suite and Amish friendship breads from Girdletree Gardens

Coffee and Tea – Tea, matcha and cocoa mix from Pureblend Teas; local roasted organic coffee beans from Berlin Coffee House and Roastary

Gourmet Pantry – Shenandoah Spice Company seasonings, L’Acropoli di Puglia Martina Franca olive oil and Vera Pasta from La Marche

Special Events

Easter Market – The Easter market will take place on Saturday, April 4.  Market shoppers will find the season’s freshest produce including asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, English peas, radishes, tender young greens and much more.  Other offerings include Easter breads, baked goods and spring flowers.  And don’t forget the eggs!  Whether you’ll be coloring them or baking them in a custard pie, our farmers will have plenty!

Kids Market Zone – 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.

“Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello will be playing at this week’s market.

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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