This Week at the Farmers & Artisans Market: Jan. 5

This Week at the Market

The season that brings cold temperatures and an unforgiving wind chill has arrived outside of our Worcester county homes.  The winter season is underway at the Ocean Pines marketplace this Saturday, as our merchants move to a new location, from January 5 – March 9.  With new winter hours of 9am to noon, you’ll find merchants inside of the Northside Fire House and merchants located at the Memorial Pavilion in White Horse Park, just adjacent to the fire house.

Inside you can shop from our green market merchants for fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, honey and more.  Take a break and enjoy a hot chocolate or spiced hot cider at the Farmers Market Café.  Then stroll outside for a visit with the ever popular alpacas for Nuevo Mundo Farm and other great merchants.

Here’s more of what’s happening this week at the market – January 5

Marketplace Kitchen

She’s back in her farmers market kitchen with winter comfort foods.  Our Chef at Market Maggie Hearn is taking fresh market products from our merchants and creating delicious dishes that are simple and easy to prepare.  Grab a seat at her kitchen table this Saturday at 10am and take home a free copy of her recipe.

Market Stage

Located among the scattered cafe tables at the Farmers Market Café, you’ll find the Market Stage.  On this opening day of the winter market, we will be showcasing the sounds of acoustic musician Riley Rager of Ocean Pines.

Artisan Gallery

Coming January 12, each market day will feature one of our many local talented artisans in the Artisans Market Gallery.   Meet the maker, learn about their craft and see the results of their handwork.  Each artisan will have products available for purchase from the gallery.

Merchants at Market

Inside the Northside Fire House:  D.J. David & Company – produce; Alaska Wild Seafood – salmon; Amish Friendship Breads – baked goods; Ethne Coffee Roasters – coffee; Home Canning Classics – jar goods; Charlie’s Treats – pet treats; Brightman Farm – eggs; DelVecchio’s Bakery – baked goods; Pies Etcetera – homestyle baked goods; Eastern Shore Kettle Korn – popcorn; Bay Mushroom – gourmet mushrooms; We Jam 4 U – jams and jellies; Chesapeake Bay Farms – milk, butter and ice cream.

Under the Memorial Pavilion: Nuevo Mundo Alpacas – fibers; R DAD Seafood – oysters, shrimp and more; Great Expectations Farm – grass-fed meats; Toute de Suite – pastries; Chapsmaketory – wood products; Sharper Edge – sharping of knives and tools.

What’s Fresh in January? 

It’s citrus season, and the popular fruits of winter are ripe and coming from the southern orchard groves of Florida and Texas.  Look for seedless jumbo Navel oranges, lemons, limes, pink grapefruit and more, now at the Market.

Locally grown on Delmarva, you’ll find cabbage, kale, collards, spinach, Swiss chard, leeks, turnips, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes – just some of the winter produce available now.

Other fruits and vegetables from near and far can also be found at market.

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