This Week at the Farmers & Artisans Market: April 6

As April gets underway, you’ll find more of your favorite merchants returning to the market. Check out our upcoming events and don’t miss a single moment of what’s happening at the Ocean Pines marketplace.

At the Green Market

Coming Soon: Asparagus, French breakfast radishes, spring greens, salad turnips, baby beets and more.

Getting Ready for the Spring Holidays

Now is the time to begin talking with your favorite market merchants about placing special orders for the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays. Don’t forget the fresh florals and hostess gifts from the Artisan market.

Open-Air Market Kitchen | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Chef Bill Curtis is in the Marketplace Open-Air Kitchen highlighting several of our market merchants with the bounty from the spring market.  On the menu will be Chicken Marsala, an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. This dish is a variation of the traditional Italian scaloppina dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy.

A variety of mushrooms from The Bay Mushrooms will be featured in the cooking demonstration.  The farm grows a variety of gourmet mushrooms in Cambridge, Maryland.  Also included in the dish will be fresh shallots from market green grocer D. J. David & Company.

Bill Curtis is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and has previously worked with several of the Ocean City resort area’s finest restaurants.

The demo takes place in the Open-Air Kitchen located next to R-DADS Seafood.  All cooking demonstrations are free and open to the public, with free recipe copies for all.

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 baskets or a pull-along carts to the market. The market will launch its new environmentally focused campaign on Saturday, April 6.

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.


Market Seeking Volunteer for 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 with the subject line “Ocean Pines Marketplace.”

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