This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

The Ocean Pines Farmers Market spring and summer season is in full swing!  Be sure to visit our new vendors and returning favorites this and every Saturday in White Horse Park from 8 am-1 pm. Click here to learn more about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, including participating vendors.

 

 

 

Vendor News

2418393Grateful Living Homestead – The Lilley family will be bringing a variety of home-crafted health, wellness and beauty products (with no junk or chemicals you cannot pronounce) to market. Look for upcycled gypsy/vintage wearables by Summer, hand-spun novelty fiber mermaid strand hair pieces by Sophie, antler buttons and jewelry by David, recycled skate deck jewelry/art by Jonathan and hand-knitted bows by Ruby. The Lilley family sees beauty in simplicity and in making something from nothing.  The Lilley family joins market beginning this May.

 

 

 

Market News

PrintWe’ve Been Nominated! – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market has been nominated by Coastal Style Magazine’s “Best Of” in the farmers market category.  Help us win by clicking here and voting for us…then share the news with your friends and ask them to vote too!

Give the Gift of the Farmers Market – Now you can give the gift of filling a market basket with items from the farmers market. Market Bucks are our new gift certificate program.  Include the Bucks in a greeting card to a friend, co-worker or family member, place them in a hostess gift basket, or raffle them at a fundraiser for your club.  Purchase your Market Bucks at the Market Information Booth!  (Market Bucks are valid for one year from date of purchase.)

 

Farmers Market tote pictureMarket in a Bag – Looking for a green option to bring home your market finds?  Stop by the Market Information Booth and pick up an Ocean Pines Farmers Market logo tote bag.  The bags are convenient and fold up for easy storage when not being used.  You’ll be “green” and stylish while shopping!

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.

 

 

Faraffle-page-001rmers 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 introduction 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.

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

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Memorial Day Farmers Market May 23 – Fire up the grill with all of the fixins found at the Memorial Day Weekend Farmers Market.  Early summer produce at its freshest will be stacked high on our farmers’ stands.  A selection of beef, pork, poultry and lamb from Great Expectations Farm or fish from Alaskan Wild Seafood will be ready for the grill.  Grab a freshly baked pound cake to serve with ripe summer berries, or take home a delicious pie.  You’ll find the season’s best at this special market!

 

 

 

Mixed-Fresh-BerriesBerry Festival June 27 – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market Berry Festival is made for berry lovers, who know it’s summer on Delmarva when the ripest, juiciest berries – perfect for making pies, jams and other treats – start appearing.  Join us to find the freshest Eastern Shore berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.  In addition to fresh berries from our farm vendors, there will be berry-themed foods, crafts and artisan products.

 

 

 

Kids Market Zone

It’s back! The Kids Market Zone returns to the market this Saturday.  Ms. Vicki and the crafting crew from Holy Trinity Church will be in the Zone and crafting up some fun!  Crafts are simple and only take a few minutes to complete while Mom and Dad shop the market or hang around and join in the crafting activity.  All crafting materials are provided and the Kids Market Zone is always free of charge to all children between the ages of 3 to 14.  Activities begin at 9 am.

 

Market Music

Uke of EarlThe 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.

  • May 16   10 am-12 pm – The Lilley Family, “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello
  • May 23   10 am-12 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello
  • May 30   10 am-12 pm – The Lilley Family, “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.  The following organizations are part of the Community Corner Tent family.  Stop by when they’re under the tent or go online to learn more!

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