This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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Load up your basket with seasonal offerings from the Ocean Pines Farmers Market!  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.

 

 

 

Fresh at Market

green_onionsLocal strawberries, spring green onions, radishes, sugar snap peas, spinach, salad greens, kale, micro sprouts, herbs, rhubarb, Pennsylvania asparagus, South Carolina blueberries, Florida sweet corn, vine-ripe tomatoes, green beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, scallions, shallots, onions, garlic, beets, cucumbers, green & red bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, Fresno chilies, Haas avocados, cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yellow summer squash

 

 

 

Vendor News

Memorial Day OPFMHaving Fun With Our Market Vendors  – We challenged our market vendors to bring the holiday colors to their market stands for the Memorial Weekend Holiday Market.  Everyone did a great job and the market was festive as we kicked off the official start of summer on Delmarva.  Please join us as we congratulate our winners. First place was awarded to Holly Hill Homemade Goods, Grey’s Produce came in second place and third place went to Hogue of Colorplay for his colorful patriotic leather jacket.   Make sure to visit our winners this Saturday and congratulate them on their wins!

Welcome Jake & Amos to Market – D. J. David & Company is now the exclusive home of Jake & Amos jarred vegetable and fruit products at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market.  A selection of different unique and delicious jarred products all made with only the finest ingredients in the Amish tradition are available.  The folks at Jake & Amos believe that canning is an art and know that the way a product is canned can affect the quality of its flavor. For each product, they select the process that will best maintain the goodness and flavor of the ingredients in the recipe. Look for a selection of pickles, relishes and more.

Holly Hill Homemade Goods –  Coming from the ovens at Holly Hill this week you’ll find sweet potato biscuits, strawberry rhubarb pies, strawberry cobblers,  chocolate chip zucchini bread, apple bread, strawberry walnut bread and more.  For those looking for a gluten free option – strawberry bread, raspberry muffins, blueberry muffins, chocolate muffins, sandwich bread and more.

Longridge Gardens – Finally!  With warmer weather the gardens at Longridge Gardens have new flowers blooming each week.  Stop by Terry’s big yellow tent and purchase flowers by the stem or have a custom arrangement made with the flowers and greens you choose.

brookies cookies fudge pieBrookie’s Cookies – At Market this Saturday: apple pie, fudge pie, blackberry cobbler, blueberry pie bars, pretzel-toffee-chocolate chip cookies, molasses crisps, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. Pre-orders may be made through Brookie’s Cookies Facebook messenger. You’ll also find new goodies updated on the Facebook “About” page, and these items are available for pre-order as well.

Tumbleweed & Eddies – Lisa and Jonathan take a short break from market this Saturday.  They will return on June 6.

Great Expectations Farm – Special for the month of May includes 4 beef patties, 4 chops, & a pack of spare ribs for $35. While supplies last!

 

Best Friend CollarsBest Friends Collars – The weekend weather is going to be extremely hot, but your best friend doesn’t have to be. Pick up a Chilly Dog collar for your best friend. These collar coolers are available for only $8 this Saturday on a special sale! A Best Friend Collar exclusive design, they are filled with polymer beads that when activated in water, will keep cool for several hours. They can be refrigerated or put in the freezer and they are reusable over and over again. Adjustable for all sizes. And if your best friend doesn’t use it, you can!

 

 

 

Special Events

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Berry 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.

Independence Day Market July 4  – It’s time for a red, white and blue celebration!  On July 4 join us from 8 am to 1 pm and stock up on everything you need for a star-spangled summer cookout.  Fill you market basket with local sweet corn, tomatoes and all the offerings from our farmers.  You’ll find beef, pork, poultry and lamb for the grill.  Our bakers will have an unbelievable selection for your picnic table, and don’t forget to take home a bottle of Maryland wine.  Our artisan vendors will have a wonderful selection of the most unique items for your shopping pleasure.  Handmade soaps, candles, linens, jewelry, wood crafts and more will be in the market.

Stone Fruits Celebration July 25 – Local peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums will be in season and at the farmers market for this mid-summer celebration!  Our farmers will have baskets of your favorites to enjoy.  The fruits will be featured by our bakers in pies, tarts, pastries, breads and more.  Enjoy the fruits fragrance as our artisans prepare soaps, candles and more in favorite stone fruits essence.

Meet Me at the Market

Ocean City Cover-UpOn July 25 from 10 am to 1 pm, Kim Kash, author of “Ocean City Lowdown: A Jamie August Novel” (2013) and the bestselling “Ocean City: A Guide to Maryland’s Seaside Resort” (2009) will be at the market.  She is currently working on the next installment in the Jamie August series and her new book in the “Ocean City Cover-up” series is scheduled to publish at the end of this June.  Ms. Kash will be greeting market visitors and offering the opportunity to purchase her latest book and have it signed.  For more information about the author, please visit www.kimkash.com.

 

 

 

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.

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 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.

Kids Market Zone

Kids Market zoneThis Saturday at the Kid’s Market Zone, the Crafting Crew will have a mystery box of items and will be making something fun with the kids.

Kids Market Zone activities are free!  Activities begin at 9 am and are open to all children ages 3 to 14. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is host of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market’s Kids Market Zone.

 

 

 

Market Music

  • 10 am-12 pm – “Uke of Earl” Charlie Flagiello and The Lilley Family

Community Corner Tent

  • Ocean Pines Garden Club
  • Town Cats (cat rescue group)   towncats.net

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