Fourth of July is just a few days away and families everywhere are planning their celebrations. Many will spend their day outdoors, on the boat, or at the beach before heading home to eat at cookouts, barbeques, neighborhood parties or picnics. All week local farmers sell the freshest fruits and vegetables at the different markets we offer here on the Eastern Shore. Up and down the Eastern Shore vendors are set up selling everything from breads to fresh cut flowers to baked desserts. And of course there’s an abundance of summer produce to take advantage of this time of year, all of which would be a great addition to your Fourth of July celebrations this weekend. Here at ShoreBread, we’ve decided to make things easy for you by rounding up the best Farmer’s Markets around the area. Before planning your weekend parties and cookouts head to one of the many locations listed below to stock up on yummy, fresh ingredients for all of your festive dishes while supporting our local farmers at the same time!
Best Farmer’s Markets this week-
Berlin Farmer’s Market at the Berlin Fire Department
Friday, July 4th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Head to America’s Coolest Small Town and stock up on local fruits and veggies while enjoying great weather and meeting your local farmers. The Berlin Farmer’s Market is also known for its beautiful fresh flower arrangements and baked goods.
Ocean Pines Farmer’s Market at White Horse Park
Saturday, July 5th from 8:00AM to 1:00PM
Enjoy the wooded area of Ocean Pines as you walk around White Horse Park and enjoy their many vendors. Some of these include Dolle’s Candy, Uncle John’s Soaps and Berlin Coffee House Roasters.
Shore Fresh Farmer’s Market at Phillips Parking Lot
Tuesday, July 1st, Thursday, July 3rd, Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th from 8:00AM to 1:00PM
Conveniently located in Ocean City, Shore Fresh Farmer’s Markets has a variety of local vendors with truckloads of fresh produce. These offerings are irresistible!
Camden Avenue Farmer’s Market in Salisbury
Tuesday, July 1st from 2:30PM to 6:00PM
Not near the beach? No problem. Stop at the farmer’s market near Salisbury University and stock up on lots of local goodies from farmlands all over the Eastern Shore.
Fenwick Island Farmer’s Market on Coastal Highway & East Essex Street
Monday, June 30th and Friday, July 4th from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Head to the quiet resort town of Fenwick Island right over the Maryland/Delaware line and check out the abundance of farm fresh fruits and vegetables. Let the farmers supply your family gatherings this weekend and all summer long with sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches and melons.
Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market on Garfield Parkway & Pennsylvania Avenue
Sunday, July 6th from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Head a few steps north of Fenwick Island and meet your local farmers at the Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market. Some of the specialty items they offer include French lavender from Lavender Fields and fresh blueberry scones from Old World Bread. There is something for everyone at this market!
Historical Lewes Farmer’s Market at the Lewes Historical Society
Saturday, July 5th from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Housing more than 35 members, the Lewes Farmer’s Market has a little bit of everything. This farmers market also has workshops with local chefs using produce and veggies from the market itself, something other farmers markets around the area don’t do.
Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market at Grove Park
Tuesday, July 1st from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Beautiful Rehoboth Beach offers a farmer’s market that has an array of local vendors and baked goods. Some of these unique vendors include Chapels Country Creamery that provides fresh churned cheeses, Papparadelle’s Pasta who hand dries pasta for your next Italian meal, and Sap’s Puddin’ who offers gourmet rice pudding. This is definitely a market you don’t want to miss.