This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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Rain, snow or shine, the vendors at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market are always offering a selection of delicious treats and unique handcrafted items!    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.

La Marche – From Bourbon Barrel Foods, La Marche introduces Bourbon Barrel Aged Worcestershire Sauce, a unique take on the traditional all-purpose seasoning.  It’s sweetened with sorghum, blended with Kentucky limestone spring water and mellowed in bourbon barrels.  It’s also vegetarian and contains no anchovies.

BackDoor Cuisine – Chefs Jon and Michelina will return to the market on March 14.  Something delicious is always happening at their European-inspired market stand, so be sure to stop by!

Market News

Volunteer Fair – Join the Ocean Pines Farmers Market at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program’s Volunteer Fair and Go Green Social on Thursday, March 12 from 5 – 7 pm at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. Meet and mingle with the Farmers Market team and learn how you can volunteer your time to help.  Market volunteering is open to everyone, no matter where they live on Delmarva.  Enjoy happy hour prices at the bar with complimentary appetizers

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.

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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