Ocean Pines Farmers Market to Celebrate Six Fresh Years

A popular weekly farmers market in Ocean Pines where you can snag everything from fresh, local produce to quirky homemade crafts turns 6 this Saturday. Vendors and organizers will mark the 6th anniversary of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market on May 20.

“Our Ocean Pines marketplace is the modern-day town square, where people gather on Saturday mornings to shop, take in the entertainment and learn but most importantly to have conversations with our merchants, friends and neighbors,” Ocean Pines Farmers Market Manager David Bean said.

The Ocean Pines Farmers Market, founded in 2012, was one of just a few farmers’ markets in all of Worcester County when it opened for business. The market has become a Saturday cultural centerpiece on the Maryland Eastern Shore community by embracing artisan market vendors. Alongside the traditional green market vendors, shoppers now look for artisans selling jewelry, beading, metalwork, photography, paintings, leather goods, carved wood pieces, textiles and other products from crafters and artists. We have something for everyone. Civic groups, clubs or non-profit organizations are welcome to set up a fundraising-stand, sign up new members or offer a demonstration to marketgoers.

“Over time the market will continue to evolve with the fabric of the community,” Bean said. “Our ongoing commitment is to bring fresh fruits, vegetables and foods along with artisan products to the community, to support the farmers and artisans and to provide a year-round community gathering place. We continue to listen to the ideas for new marketplace options and requested new products or produce the community would like at their market.”

Whether you sign up as a vendor or choose to shop local as a customer, come enjoy a day at the market in Ocean Pines!

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org

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