Farmers & Artisans Market

Open All Year – New Vendors Welcome!*

Come Join Us!

Saturdays March 16 – December 28, 2019
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesdays June 5 – August 28, 2019
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Located at White Horse Park
239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD
(Next to the Ocean Pines Administration Building/Police Department)

Market Events

Local Author Reads to Children at Market June 22 – Local children’s author Pat McKelvey will be appearing at the Kid’s Market Zone on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m., reading her books for the children’s story time. Her three children’s books tell adventures of her childhood growing up with two brothers and two sisters and the life lessons she learned. Her books – “The Game,” “The Fuzzy Lie” and “The Treasure” –  will be available to purchase so children can again enjoy her stories at home. Mrs. McKelvey lives in Delmar, Maryland with her husband. They have two children, six grandchildren and one great grandson. Pat is a retired hospital chaplain, and enjoys volunteering, reading to children, traveling, writing and visiting with family.

 

Horse Show Comes to Marketplace June 22 – This Saturday, June 22, market merchant Rainbow’s End Tack Shop is holding a Plastic Model Horse Show at the Ocean Pines Marketplace. This fun event is open to any plastic horse model. Never shown your model horses before? Then bring your model horse to market this Saturday and give it a try! All horses will be judged by the same basic standards as real horses. Your model horse could win an official Ocean Pines Horse Show ribbon. For more information, visit Breyer’s website to find out more about how to show your model horse at www.breyerhorses.com/pages/the-abcs-of-model-horse-showing. Ribbons will be awarded to winners for 1st through 6th places and show champions will receive a cupcake and model- sized blanket. The entry fee for the model horse show is $5 per person. Additional model horse shows are scheduled for July 13 and August 10 at the Saturday market

 

Click here for a complete lineup of 2019 events!

2019 Applications

2019 Green Market Vendor Application*

2019 Artisans & Peddlers Vendor Application*

2018-2019 Market Sponsorship Packet/Application

 

Market News

The Wednesday Market is Back – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market returned this summer for the second year at its White Horse Marketplace location. From June through August, twice a week, shoppers are finding local products just minutes away from the front door of their Ocean Pines homes. With new morning hours for 2019, many are finding the market a convenience place to restock during the week.

“We are meeting a lot of new customers at the Wednesday Market,” said Market Manager David Bean. “Many are arriving to the resort area on Saturday afternoon, when the Saturday market has already closed. The mid-week market day is giving these resort visitors a chance to enjoy the local flavors.”

Pies Etcetera offers homemade fresh fruit pies from local harvested fruit. “Our customers really enjoy our summer fruit pies, and are thrilled that they can find all of our products at the Wednesday Market,” said Belinda White, baker and owner. From Eastern Shore Kettle Korn to farm-fresh eggs from the chickens at Brightman Farms, the market has the same great variety found at the Saturday green market.

Elysium Farm of Berlin, new at the Ocean Pines market, is offering locally raised pork from heritage breeds of pigs. “If you miss what a pork chop is supposed to taste like, then you’ll want to get your pork products from this local farm,” said Lenore Brady, market master. If you’d rather enjoy local seafood, you’ll find R-DAD Seafood offering fresh soft shells, clams, scallops and more at the Wednesday market.

Marketplace anchor produce merchant D. J. David & Company is open each Wednesday with fresh local produce. “Corn harvested just hours before we open at the market is always a big demand from our Ocean Pines customers,” said David Joseph Deacon, co-owner of the popular greengrocer business.

Artisans are also participating at the week day market, bring their art and crafts to those who stroll the pathways of the market. From pottery to hand-blended essential oils, market merchants are opening their shops for all to visit during the week. For more information about the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market, visit www.oceanpines.org or follow along at Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.


Market Launches Waste-Free Campaign  – The Market will turn a bit greener this spring with a waste-free campaign that encourages market shoppers to bring their own tote bags, market basket or a pull-along cart to the market.

On a typical market day, thousands of bags are loaded with products purchased by shoppers. The Ocean Pines market’s new program will help divert from the waste headed to local landfills by encouraging shoppers to bring reusable packaging alternatives. While paper and plastic bags are a necessity for packaging of certain products, the merchants are encouraging shoppers to bring their own bags.

 


Story Time Comes to the Kid’s Market Zone – Our story time will introduce children to books that explore, educate or just provide a silly story.  Each story time will be hosted by a special guest reader and will be followed with a craft activity. Story time will be held through August 31. Click here for the schedule of stories and activities.

If you’d be interested in reading a story to the children at market, please contact the market at info@oceanpines.org.  Please include on the subject line “Market Story Time.”

 


Something is Cooking in the Market Open-Air Kitchen – The Market Kitchen has undergone some remodeling this past winter, getting ready for another busy season of cooking demonstrations and culinary entertainment.

Janice Curtis has joined the Ocean Pines Market as the new director of Culinary Educational Programs.  Janice has been a merchant with the market over the past six years, offering shoppers the opportunity to equip their kitchens with the tools needed to be successful home cooks.  Janice is a recognized top-selling representative with the Pampered Chef Company and is married to Chef Bill Curtis, a frequent guest chef in the Market Kitchen.

Our Resident Chef@Market, Maggie Hearn, returns with her popular cooking series, “Around Maggie’s Kitchen Table.”  Maggie takes the fresh products from the green market and offers recipes that taste great and are easy to prepare for everyone.

A complete listing of all upcoming events in the Market Open-Air Kitchen will be announced this spring as the market welcomes some of the area’s best chefs and culinary experts to the marketplace.


Let’s Get Creative – A new marketplace feature is about to make its grand opening at the marketplace this season.  The DIY Work Shop will host local artisans and crafters who will offer free demonstrations and hands-on workshops for market shoppers to enjoy and learn.  Hands-on workshops could include a registration fee to cover the cost of materials for the project.

Activities at the Work Shop planned for this summer include a beginner’s guide to painting and a hands-on bead jewelry making workshop.

The DIY Work Shop will be located across from Coastal Creations. A complete schedule will be posted on the market’s web page.

 


Volunteer with “The Friends” – Would you like to get more immersed in the life of the iconic Ocean Pines Market? Then consider volunteering with the Friends of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market! The Friends support and enhance the Market: run education programs, manage the sale of Market-branded merchandise, help organize our many popular events, support other Market special features, lead tours of the Market and much more.

The Friends are a diverse and dedicated group that adds great value to the Market and also enjoys an array of rewarding Market-related experiences! For more information, check out the volunteer opportunities on this webpage, email info@oceanpines.org  or call 410-251-6383.

 

Vendor News

OP Market Artisan takes Best of Show – Cheryl and Ken Scheffel, owners of The Crafty Crabs Shop found at the Ocean Pines Marketplace, have been recognized for their artisan talents by being awarded “Best of Show” during the recent 2019 Dewey Beach Arts Fest. The Ocean View couple create beach-themed crafts that are popular with shoppers browsing through the Artisan Market. From garden art to wall art for the home, the offerings are unique and one-of-a-kind handmade treasures.

 

Marketplace Open-Air Kitchen

Join the Market Kitchen Team – Looking for a fun way to give back to the Worcester County community? Love food? Love to eat? Then consider joining our volunteer team at the Open-Air Kitchen. Meet local guest chefs, help prepare for live cooking demonstrations, gather product from market merchants and get a free seat at Market Kitchen activities. For more information, contact Culinary Educational Programs Director Janice Curtis at the market or email to www.oceanpines.org with the subject line “Market Kitchen Team.”

Click here to view all Chef@Market recipes!

 

 

 

Market Logo Merchandise

Our line of Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market logo merchandise is available every Saturday at the Market Information Booth and weekdays at the front desk of the Ocean Pines Association Administration Building.   We carefully select items that are perfect for you, the market shopper!  Proceeds from merchandise sales benefit the events and educational programs of the farmers market.

Farmers Market tote picturefarmers market apronsMarket Tote Bag – These bright green bags are convenient and fold up for easy storage when not being used.  You’ll be “green” and stylish while shopping at the market!

Colorful Aprons – Bright and colorful, these unisex aprons are great for the kitchen, crafting or working around the home.  The canvas material is stain-resistant and easy to clean.  Impress your kitchen guests with your Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market apron – they’ll be wanting one of their own!

Market Bumper Sticker – The old-fashioned bumper sticker makes a comeback at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market!  This weather-resistant sticker has a clear background, allowing only the market’s logo to show where it is placed.  Display your bumper sticker proudly and tell everyone you shop at Worcester County’s favorite farmers market!

Market Music & More

Are you a musician? Do you have a magic act or do you juggle to entertain a crowd? The Market is always looking for buskers and street performers to add to the Marketplace. Do you draw characters, do face painting or transform balloons into cute puppy dogs? Then we want to hear from you, today! There are opportunities beyond the boardwalk at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. No fees are charged for bringing your talents to the Marketplace. Download our Busking Application at www.oceanpines.org or come to the Marketplace and see Market Manager David Bean, or contact him at 410-251-6383 or flavordrizzles@gmail.com. Go ahead…break a leg!!

Vending Opportunities

Merchant Openings  – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market will open two days a week beginning this summer. In addition to the popular Saturday Market at the White Horse campus, the market will also be opening Wednesdays from 8 am- 1 pm at the White Horse Marketplace during the months of June, July and August.

Green Market – The Green Market is seeking merchants for the Wednesday market. Several openings are also available for the Saturday market.

  • Meats  – Ranchers/farmers that sell beef, pork, poultry, goat, lamb or other prepared meats such as sausage, scrapple, and charcuteries are needed for the Wednesday market. Some products, such as charcuteries, are needed for the Saturday market. All applicable licensing certificates and state requirements must be provided with submitted application.
  • Seafood and Fish: Crabs – A licensed seller of live crabs is needed for the Saturday and Wednesday markets. Sorry, no openings are available for other seafood products at this time.
  • Fishmonger – An opening for a licensed seller of fish products is available for the Wednesday market.
  • Mushroom Producer – The market is seeking a grower of gourmet mushrooms for the Wednesday market.
  • Gourmet Food – Vendors selling specialty food like popcorn, jar goods or other specialty products are encouraged to apply. Items must be produced in a licensed commercial kitchen with proper health department license.
  • Wines & Spirits – Wineries and spirit producers who produce and are licensed in the state of Maryland and have proper permits to sell at a Maryland farmers market are encouraged to apply for both the Wednesday and Saturday markets.
  • Pet Products – The market seeks a home or professional baker/producer of dog and cat treats. This opening applies to the Wednesday market.
  • Floral Products – The Wednesday market has an opening for a grower of floral products. Could be sold per stem, in arrangements or both.

Artisan Market – Applications are being accepted for all artisan categories. Peak Season and Day Merchant openings are offered.

Peddlers Market – Applications are being accepted for the Peddlers categories. One merchant per direct sales category is accepted to the market. Peak Season and Day Merchant openings are offered.

Food Service – The market is seeking licensed food trucks licensed in Worcester County, Maryland for both the Wednesday and Saturday Markets. The market doesn’t charge a merchant fee to food trucks. Apply to the Market Manager.


Open Call: Sell Your Arts & Crafts – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market welcomes artisans and craftspeople from far and wide to sell at our Worcester County marketplace, located just minutes from the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Our market isn’t your average farmers market. On the contrary, our market invites the finest merchants to participate. The result is a loyal base of shoppers who expect to find maker-goods, hand-crafted by talented artists and craftspeople.

If you’re new to selling your craft and art, our marketplace is the perfect place to explore your entrepreneurial potential. We provide outstanding marketing and logistics to help our new and returning merchants thrive. All you need to do is submit an application, schedule your participation dates, arrive, set up and sell your work.

We invite Artisan Market applicants in the following categories: apothecary, pottery, jewelry, fine art, leather, metal, wood, glass, textiles, photography and other categories. Our Artisan Market application is available here.

Ours is a genuinely a one-of-a-kind experience, as every merchant at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market comes away with new customers and the invaluable knowledge that they are part of the market merchant family.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For additional vending information, contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or flavordrizzles@gmail.com

Community Corner

Market Reserving Community Corner Spaces for 2019 – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market loves providing a platform for nonprofits and community groups to connect with its loyal market shoppers. As a weekly event that attracts 1000-2500 people weekly during the peak season, the marketplace is a valuable platform for any community group, non-profit or organization looking to expand their reach, spread news about upcoming events, and connect with the public about a mission or activities.

The Market is now accept reservations for the 2019 Saturday and Summer Mid-Week Markets. If your group or organization is interested in reserving market days, please fill out the Community Corner application.

The Community Corner spaces are offered at no charge. Guests must provide their own canopies, tables and bring everything else needed to participate at the market.

  • June 22
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • June 26 
    Worcester Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks – Promotion of Youth and Adult Programs
  • June 29
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • July 6
    Worcester Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks – Promotion of Youth and Adult Programs
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
    Epilepsy Foundation of Maryland -Promotion of OC Walk in September / Chocolate Sale
  • July 13
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • July 20    
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • July 27  
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • August 3  
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
    Epilepsy Foundation of Maryland -Promotion of OC Walk in September / Chocolate Sale
  • August 10  
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • August 17
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • August 24
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
    Worcester Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks – Promotion of Youth and Adult Programs
  • August 31
    Friends of the Ocean Pines Library – Paperback Book Sale
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption event
    Epilepsy Foundation of Maryland -Promotion of OC Walk in September / Chocolate Sale
  • September 14
    Worcester Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks – Promotion of Youth and Adult Programs
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption event
  • October 5
    Worcester Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks – Promotion of Youth and Adult Programs
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Ticket to Win a New Truck
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • November 16   
    Worcester Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks – Promotion of Youth and Adult Programs
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Tickets
    Town Cats of Ocean Pines/Ocean City – Pet Adoption Event
  • December 14
    Worcester Co. Dept. of Recreation and Parks – Promotion of Youth and Adult Programs
    Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. – Raffle Tickets
Volunteer

Public Outreach Program – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market is seeking a volunteer to lead and oversee the market’s public outreach program. The interested individual will work with local and regional non-profits, civic groups and organizations that participate at the market in the market’s Community Corner.

If you are interested in helping the area’s many worthy organizations reach the thousands of shoppers that visit the Ocean Pines Marketplace each week, then this is the perfect opportunity.

You should be motivated, self starting, organized and have good people skills. Apply to the market manager, David Bean, at the marketplace or email your inquiry to info@oceanpines.org with the subject line “Ocean Pines Marketplace.”


New Volunteer Opportunities – The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market is seeking a Children’s Educational Program Director and Arts & Crafts Workshop Program Director. If you are interested, or know someone who would be a good candidate for an opening, please contact Market Manager David at flavordrizzles@gmail.com.

  • Children’s Educational Program Director – We are searching for an enthusiastic, child loving, art loving, food loving team member to fill the volunteer position of Children’s Program Director. The position includes working with our Market Team to develop and oversee the Kid’s Market Zone, our children’s educational program. Activities take place weekly at the Saturday market from April through October.
  • Arts & Crafts Workshop Program Director – The market is seeking a qualified volunteer to develop and oversee our Marketplace Arts & Crafts Workshop, a new do-it-yourself program. The free market program engages participants to enjoy activities in self-sustainability, hand crafts and life style task. Workshops could include gardening, crafting and other DIY demonstrations. The position includes working with our Market Team to develop and oversee the educational program, along with developing partnerships with those that can present workshops. Activities take place weekly at the Saturday market from April through October.

Calling all Market Gurus! Do you love the Ocean Pines Market? We’re on the hunt for several market gurus to volunteer on Saturdays from 7 am – 2 pm. You’ll be helping shoppers find their way around, answering questions at our Market Information Booth or staffing our Vendor Services Booth and of course picking up your market shopping for the week. For more information, please email to flavordrizzles@gmail.com

Volunteers are essential to every aspect of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. With the market open every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm, volunteers are needed before, during and after market.  They provide support with tasks that include greeting and helping customers, assisting vendors and the setup and closing down of the market.  Whether you sign up for a one-time opportunity or choose to take on a regular volunteer role, the market guarantees you will enjoy being part of making good things happen!  If you are interested in volunteering at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market but aren’t sure if it’s for you, please stop by the information booth and speak with one of the volunteers working at the information booth to find out more.

  • Set-Up Crew: Help set up the Market. Assist merchants with putting up canopies, tables, and signs. Early morning hours.
  • Market Guide: Move throughout the Market answering questions and directing customers to their favorite merchants. Hand out dog biscuits and promotional flyers and maintain other interactions with customers.
  • Greeter: Welcome customers at entrance points of the Market and perform the hourly customer count.
  • Market Information Booth: Duties include answering customer questions, selling Market merchandise, and more.
  • Administrative Assistance: Sign in arriving merchants. Distribute and collect information from merchants. Assist management with collection of merchant fees and complete the merchant attendance.
  • Events and Happenings: Help plan and run special events and happenings at the Market.
  • Communications: Take photos and video of the Market. Caption the merchants and customers along with the special happenings and events of the Marketplace. Submit article drafts for our Market publications and social media content suggestions for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Breakdown Crew: Help take down canopies, tables, chairs, and signs. Close up the Marketplace.

Click here for the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market Volunteer Registration Form.

Support Your Local Community!

Buying local foods is a simple way to improve your health, your community, and the environment all at the same time!

The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market supports family-based farming, farmers and food producers of the Eastern Shore. Cutting out the middleman allows direct contact and feedback between customers and producers, allowing area residents the opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge about how their vegetables are grown and their meat is produced. Cutting out the middleman not only helps the local community but reduces food packaging and food miles, thus reducing vehicle pollution, noise and fossil fuel use.

Please submit your application along with payment to: Ocean Pines Association,
Attn: Josh Davis, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811 or fax to 410.641.5581 or
hand-deliver to Market Manager David Bean (410.251.6383/flavordrizzles@gmail.com) at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market.

Quick Links

2019 Green Market Vendor Application*
2019 Peddlers & Artisans Vendor Application*
Merchant Credit Card Authorization Form
Vendor Handbook 
Community Corner Application
Volunteer Registration Form
Busking Application
Information for Wineries Participating in Farmers’ Markets
Information about Brewery Off-Site Permits
Maryland’s Best Website
Maryland Department of Agriculture Website
Maryland’s In-Season Vegetables
Maryland’s In-Season Fruits

*All vendor applications submitted to the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market are subject to review by the Market’s management.   Market management reserves the right to decline or reject an application without reason.  Vendor applications may be declined based on the available openings in a particular vendor category.  Declined applications are held on file by the Market for one year.  If a vendor opening should become available, the Market will again review the held applications and may or may not select a new vendor from the held applications.

 

Generous Sponsor of the Farmers & Artisans Market

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Gary Skulnik
Founder and CEO

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Carolyn Ricketts
Community Solar Advocate

Carolyn is a passionate advocate for the environment and the planet’s overall conservation, protection and restoration. She worked for 33 years as a Mortgage Banker while simultaneously volunteering for environmental groups such as The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, CCAN, and Sierra Club, among many others. This ultimately led to her leaving the mortgage industry to work for CBF and Viridian Energy, graduate as a Master Watershed Steward from the Watershed Stewards Academy’s first class of 2009, and become a charter member of the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis. She has worked with organizations for the past 11 years as an environmental and clean energy lobbyist to get local bills passed that provided clean water protections, forest conservation, community solar, offshore wind power, increasing MD’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, and banning fracking.