This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

The Ocean Pines Farmers Market features more than just produce, although there are plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables, too!  Our vendors offer freshly baked items, gourmet foods, artisan crafts and more.  Stop by White Horse Park every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm to see what’s new!  To learn more about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, including a list of current vendors, click here.

Fresh at Market

Peaches, nectarines, plums, cantaloupe and watermelons, radishes, yellow summer squash, zucchini, patty pan squash, salad greens, micro sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, local sweet corn, local vine-ripe tomatoes, green beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, scallions, shallots, onions, garlic, beets, cucumbers, pickles, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, Haas avocados, cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, potatoes, sweet potatoes

Vendor News

peach2Just Peachy – Cole Farm of Berlin, Maryland is the newest member of our ever-growing vendor family. Jason Cole’s small family farm is continuing the historic tradition of growing a peach crop in Berlin, once home to some of the largest peach orchards in the country. Cole Farm will be at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market with several varieties of peaches as they come into season this summer. Peach pie, peaches and cream or local favorite peach dumplings are just a few ways you might want to enjoy the delicious peaches of Cole Farm.

Dairy at Market – Now Great Expectations Farm is your Ocean Pines Farmers Market connection for local dairy products from Nice Farms Creamery, LLC. Make room in the market basket for Nice Farms creamline, skim and chocolate milks; fruit-flavored, vanilla and plain yogurts and fresh-churned, grass-fed butter. The Delmarva dairy has been in operation in Caroline County since 1989 and is one of the few remaining small, family-operated dairies left on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Stop by Great Expectations Farm this Saturday for all of your beef, pork, poultry, lamb and Nice Farms Creamery dairy products.

Like it Spicy? – Welcome Zabb Ann’s Thai Hot Sauce to market.  This authentic Thai Hot Sauce is an original family recipe that you’re sure to enjoy. The hot sauce is made in small batches, with locally grown peppers when available. At Ann’s market stand you’ll also find other various small-batch sauces including a flavorful barbeque sauce.

oyster mushroomFungi Crop – The Good Farm is harvesting bouquets of pearl oyster mushrooms (pleurotus ostreatus) that are flourishing inside an old chicken coop converted into a mushroom shed. Farmer Ric has a surprisingly abundant crop of tasty mushrooms and will be bringing them to market over the next several weeks. Pleurotus is a genus of gilled mushrooms that includes one of the most widely eaten mushrooms and some of the most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world. Oyster mushrooms are popular for cooking torn up instead of sliced – especially in stir fry or sauté – because they are consistently thin and will cook more evenly than uncut mushrooms of other types.

Smile, it’s Chocolate! – Welcome new vendor Cindy Herd, a chocolatier who will be joining the Ocean Pines Farmers Market. Love chocolate? Cindy will introduce you to fun decadent drinks, savory gourmet items, delicious recipes and scrumptious desserts all involving chocolate. Visit Cindy this Saturday to indulge in sweet tasty treats and learn how you can make mouth-watering chocolate dishes, appetizers, dips, white chocolate lemon peppercorn salad dressing, BBQ sauce, salsa, red velvet pancakes, molten lava, truffles, chocolate martini cocktails, cocoa sangria wine……you get the idea! Cindy’s mission is to help you discover the joys and versatility of chocolate in more ways, every day.

Artisan Breads and Pastries – Old World Breads has arrived at market! Weekly you’ll find this renowned Delmarva bakery at many of the region’s finest farmers markets, and now Old World Breads is also calling the Ocean Pines Farmers Market home. Keith Irwin, the owner of Old World Breads Bakery, has been immersed in the bread, pastry, and culinary profession for over 25 years. Old World Breads remains committed to old world traditional bread made without preservatives and enhancers. No matter how you slice it, you will want to have Old World Breads on your kitchen table.

Pamper Your Chef – Janice and Bill Curtis have brought The Pampered Chef to market.  Now you can shop for all the things you need to make life delicious.  Now celebrating 35 years, Pampered Chef offers everything for the kitchen including cookware, cook’s tools, cutlery, kitchenware and so much more.  Find Janice and Bill at market every week.

Special Events

August 15 Melon Madness – Cantaloupes, honeydews, watermelons will be at market.

September 5 Labor Day Weekend Market – The market will have all of the fixin’s for your holiday celebrations!  And at 10:00 am, Holly Agnew will be featured in our “Meet Me at the Market” series.  Learn how to make homemade bath salts using essential oils.  The cost is $5 per person.

Kids Market Zone

This 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

August 8

  • Uke of Earl Flagiello, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Front Porch Stage

Community Corner Tent

August 8

  • Kiwanis Club
  • Town Cats

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