This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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Stop by the Ocean Pines Farmers Market this week for freshly baked goodies, seasonal produce, unique crafts and more.  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, yellow summer squash, spinach, salad greens, kale, micro sprouts, herbs, Pennsylvania/New Jersey 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, squashes

 

 

 

Vendor News

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 rhubarabFrom the Oven at Holly Hill  –  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.

Cool Stuff at Best 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!

Where Does the Cookie Monster Shop? – At Brookie’s Cookies, of course!!  But Brook has so much more to offer market shoppers than her delicious cookies.  This week cupcakes are in the spotlight.  These tasty little cakes will be available in the regular and miniature size, with chocolate and white supreme frostings.  If you still have room in your market basket, try the fresh cinnamon raisin biscuits.  Hurry, before the Cookie Monster gets them all!

Rainbow Farm LilliesBeautiful Blooms – The Asian lilies at Rainbow Farm are beginning to bloom! This Saturday Wanda will have a great selection to choose from for your garden, or take home one of her custom bouquets of blooms to brighten your home.

Local Garlic Back at Market – Linda’s Backyard will have freshly dug, uncured garlic this Saturday.  This early thinning of the crop provides garlic lovers with bulbs that aren’t terribly big, but oh the flavor!  A modest amount of these lovely – deep pink striped bulbs will be for sale this Saturday at market.  There will also be plenty of big juicy garlic scapes.  Take a walk into Linda’s Backyard and Taste the sunshine of summer at your Ocean Pines Farmers Market!

More Sprouting News – We love the tender sprouts and micro greens from farmer Ric and the folks at The Good Farm, but this time the greenhouse is filled with baby basil sprouts on their way to mature plants.  Whether it’s a basil-infused Bloody Mary or basil pesto, you’ll love this fresh summer herb in your favorite recipe. Look for the harvested basil at market later this month.

Market News

Egg News – Commercial-farmed egg prices are soaring due to a deadly version of the avian flu that has been attacking the poultry industry, requiring the mass slaughter of commercial egg-laying chickens and turkeys in particular. At last check, over 25 million birds, mostly chickens for egg production, have been killed. This is causing an 80 percent surge in the price of retail eggs found in grocery stores.  Our farmers market’s egg vendors have not been affected by this poultry industry crisis and prices at market should remain the same.

We’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!

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

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