This Week at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market

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The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is open all year long and features seasonal produce, baked goods, unique artisan items and more. Stop by White Horse Park this and every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm and see what our vendors are offering. To view a list of current vendors, click here.

Returning and plentiful this month: Asparagus, radishes, kale, spinach, salad greens, micro greens, sprouts, lettuce, herbs, mushrooms, carrots, celery, scallions, shallots, spring onions, green garlic, beets, turnips, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, sweet potatoes

Winding down or available in limited supply: Winter squash

Vendor News & Specials

Returning Vendors – The Good Farm, Rocking T Farm

Vendor Specials – Great Expectations Farm is offering the following April special: 1 beef roast, 1 package of pork chops (2 chops), 1 package of bacon and 1 beef stew for $30.

Upcoming Events

Farmers-Market-Events-Flyer-page-0-e1456338280785May 7 Opening Day of the Summer Market Season – We’re welcoming back our returning vendors and will introduce the newest members of our market family! Small local farms and orchards will be offering fresh produce and bakeries,wineries and gourmet foods vendors will have a delicious assortment of items. Seek out the unusual with our artisan boutique vendors and meet vendors who will be offering services for you and your home. New this year is the Market Picnic Grove, where you’ll find oversized picnic tables tucked under the park’s large shade trees. It’s also the home of the market’s Front Porch Stage.

May 21 Strawberry Bash – We’re celebrating strawberry season!  Just-picked strawberries and freshly-baked strawberry items will be available from our vendors.  You can also browse our boutique vendors for unique artisan items.  The event will include The Great Cupcake Bake-Off and a Chef@Market demonstration in our outdoor market kitchen by Janice Curtis.  CUPCAKE BAKE OFF ENTRY FORM

May 21 The Great Cupcake Bake-Off – We’re searching for the best cupcake! Judges will be looking for big flavor, great texture and all-around deliciousness. Two categories: Kids (ages 6-15 years) and Amateur Adults. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the winners will be announced during our Strawberry Bash. Ribbons and bragging rights will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. For complete rules and information, pick up an entry form at the Market Information Booth or click here.

May 21 Chef@ Market – Janice Curtis, an independent consultant with Pampered Chef, will teach a technique class using the manual food processor and the Core N More. She will feature the seasonal bounty of local ripe, juicy strawberries from Cole Orchard of Berlin and Chrissy Bee’s Honey from Stag Run Farm. You’ll find her near the Market Picnic Grove at 9 am. This event is free and open to the public!

June 18 Paws & Whiskers Fundraiser – This year’s event will benefit Town Cats of Ocean City. Guest vendors will have everything you, your cat or puppy will need. Demonstrations, raffles and a special guest appearance!

Community Corner

Reservations are now being taken for the Community Corner.  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 family.  Stop by when they’re at the market or go online to learn more!

  • April 23 – Worcester County Veterans Memorial, Town Cats of Ocean City, Assateague Coastal Trust
  • April 30 – Eastern Shore International Mountain Bicycling Association
  • May 7 – Ocean City Power Squadron, Town Cats of Ocean City, Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines/Ocean City
  • May 14 – Ocean City Power Squadron, Stephen Decatur High School Choirs, Town Cats of Ocean City
  • May 21 – Worcester County Veterans Memorial, Ocean City Power Squadron, Worcester County Humane Society, Town Cats of Ocean City
  • May 28 – Ocean City Power Squadron, Town Cats of Ocean City, Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines/Ocean City

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