This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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Good things are springing up at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market!  Stop by White Horse Park every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm, and be sure to visit the special Easter Market on April 4. Click here to learn more about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, including participating vendors.

Vendor News

Longridge Gardens springLongridge Gardens – Terry will return to market this Saturday with spring blooms and greens from her Parsonsburg homestead.  Take home a bouquet of spring flowers, forced spring branches and more.

Taylor’s Toffee – Looking for something special for your Easter baskets?  Taylor’s Toffee will be visiting the market on April 4, then weekly beginning May 2.  Choose from a selection of delicious homemade toffees.

Flower Farm on Silva – The spring flower farm will return to the market on April 4 and April 11 with bouquets of freshly cut daffodils.  This unique Eastern Shore grower produces dozens of daffodil varieties.

Rockwood Soy Candle – Cassie will be at the market with a new selection of soy candles and accessories for spring.  Learn more about these clean-burning candles and check out the new fragrances on April 4 and April 11.

Great Expectations Farm – Lamb lovers, we’ve got great news for you!  Great Expectations 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 the farm’s market stand and ask about these 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.

Back Door Cuisine – Chefs Jon and Michelina return to the market on March 28.  Something delicious is always going into your market basket when you stop by the stand of these two European-inspired chefs.

Jeannie’s Gel Candles – Looking for a hostess gift or something special to stuff into an Easter basket?  Be sure to visit Jeannie, one of the market’s newest artisan vendors, and browse her selection of handcrafted gel candles.  She will be at the market on April 4 and select dates this spring and summer.  A portion of her sales is donated to the nonprofit organization Town Cats.

Special Events

easter market ocean pines farmers marketEaster 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!

 

 

 

Market News

Vendor Staffing Opportunities – Several market vendors have staffing opportunities available at the market for the spring and summer season.  If you or someone you know is interested, please stop by the Market Information Booth and leave your contact information.  (The market only provides the contact information to interested vendors.  The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is not involved in the hiring process.)

Ocean Pines Farmers Market Cookbook GiveawayCookbook Giveaway – With each purchase you make at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market 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.)

Farmers Market Raffle – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is offering market visitors the chance to win a new bicycle and ride around the market in style with the raffle-page-001introduction of its 2015 raffle.  Tickets will be sold at the market through Nov. 21.  Other prizes include $100 in Market Bucks, valid at any Ocean Pines Farmers Market vendor, and an Ocean Pines Farmers Market gift basket with market products and gift certificates valued at $50.  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for six.  The raffle drawing will be held at the 2015 Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 21.  Winners need not be present 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.

Market Music

Bethany J (2)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.

  • April 4     10 – 11:30 am – Bethany Jubilee, violinist
  • April 4     11:30 am-1:00 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello
  • April 11   1:30 am-1 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello
  • April 18   10 am – 1 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello

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.

  • April 4 – Town Cats
  • April 18 – Worcester County Humane Society
  • April 25 – Town Cats

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