As summer finally starts to reveal her true colors (at least we hope), there are SO many things we look forward to on Delmarva, including the return of area farmers markets! Many have already opened up shop, others stayed open all year long, and a few are preparing to open for the summer season. We love buying local, farm fresh food whenever possible. There is just something special about buying produce, meats, eggs, or handmade goods directly from the vendor who grew, produced or made it. And let’s face, farm fresh food just tastes better! So we decided to compile a list of the area farmers’ markets for our readers, including times and locations. Enjoy!
When: Thursdays, 3pm until 6pm
Where: Urban Nectar (across from Burley Oak), Berlin
What: Urban Nectar opened last fall, bringing artisan goods, groceries, artwork, classes, community dinners and much, much more to Berlin. They also host a farmers market every Thursday, year-round, with plans to move the market outdoors as soon as the warm weather hits (although they’ve had a few outdoor markets already this year). Expect plenty of local goods and produce…and the chance to pet a few goats as well!
When: Saturdays, 8am until 1pm
Where: White Horse Park, North Ocean Pines
What: Seasonal fresh produce abounds at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market. Each week, expect a terrific collection of local vendors, selling everything from homemade candies to handpicked, fresh veggies. Fresh eggs, handcrafted items, natural pet treats, floral arrangements…there is something for everyone here.
Downtown Berlin Farmer’s Market
When: Fridays (starting April 8), 10am until 3pm; Wednesdays (Mid-May through August), 3pm-6pm
Where: Harrison Avenue (behind the Berlin Fire Company)
What: The Berlin Farmers Market is open for the season! Fresh produce, seafood, meats, bedding plants, herbs, eggs, homemade goods and flowers are all available at the market every Friday throughout the summer.
Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market
When: Saturdays (May 14-November 19), 8am until 12pm
Where: George H.P. Smith Park, Johnson and Dupont Avenues, Lewes
What: The HLFM is a producer-only farmers market, providing fresh, locally grown produce, as well as, workshops by master gardeners, local chefs, and sustainable experts. In addition to their 35 vendors, the HLFM features workshops by local chefs, master gardeners, and sustainable agriculture experts. Mark your calendars for May 7 for the HLFM Hoedown. The event starts at 6:30pm at the Officer’s Club in Cape Henlopen State Park and includes live music by Michael Shockley and No Spare Time, local grub by Bill Clifton(executive chef at Henlopen City Oyster House), a live auction, dancing, an open beer/wine bar. Order your tickets by clicking here.
Fenwick Island Farmer’s Market
When: June 9th through September 7th; every Monday and Friday from 8am until noon
Where: Route 1 and Essex Street in Fenwick, next to the PNC Bank
What: The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market provides local resources to area visitors and residents twice a week – Monday and Friday. The market offers fresh options during the summer months for locals and visitors to the area, including local favorites like peaches, melons, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Look for new and returning vendors this year!
Shore Fresh Farmers Market: (Princess Anne)
When: Thursdays, 3pm until 6pm (starting June 2)
Where: Manokin Park
What: Offering the freshest in local goodies that their vendors can get their hands on, the farmer’s market in Princess Anne is the perfect place to stop in to grab corn, tomatoes, flowers, berries and more! Follow their FB for updates on cooking demonstrations and entertainment throughout the summer.
Camden Avenue Farmers’ Market
When: Tuesdays (open year round), 2:30pm until 6pm
Where: 1401 Camden Avenue – Asbury Church Parking Lot, Salisbury MD
What: Expect local produce, artisan breads, herbs and flowers, pasture raised eggs and meats, wild caught and sustainably harvested seafood, milk and yogurt, jams, jellies, local honey, soaps and skin care products, cakes, pies and sweet treats, fresh fruits, berries and more!
West Ocean City Farmers Market
When: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Where: Tanger Outlets, West Ocean City, 3pm-6pm
What: The West Ocean City Farmers Market will return for the 2016 season (and hopefully years to come!). Hosted by Berlin Organics, you’ll have the chance to meet and talk with local farmers like Bennett Orchards, Berlin Organics, and Chesapeake Organic Farm. Shop the local vendors…and then enjoy a little outlet shopping as well at the Tanger Outlets!
Shore Fresh Growers (Salisbury)
When: Saturdays (April 30-November 19), 8am until 12pm
Where: East Market Street, Salisbury, MD
What: Salisbury boasts two farmers market locations, offering multiple chances for patrons to stock up on farm fresh goods. Artisan breads, fresh picks, handmade goods and more. Stop in and discover what’s fresh each week!
Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market
When: Sundays, June 12th thru September 4th; 8am until noon
Where: Garfield and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE
What: The Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market invites you back for their 9th season this year, with a host of new and returning vendors lined up for the 2016 summer season. The Bethany Beach Farmers Market is a producers only farmers’ market, which means vendors are only allowed to sell what they grow or bake. ALL of the items are grown on Delmarva, so when we say local…we mean local!
Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market
When: Tuesdays (starting May 3), noon until 4pm
Where: Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE
What: The Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market is always teeming with goodies, along with live entertainment and helpful tips Under the Green Tent. This year marks the 10 year anniversary for the Market and they are celebrating on opening day (May 3) by giving a gift to the first 50 people who come to the Market. The Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market boasts ‘real food, real farmers, real community,’ and that’s what you’ll find!
Snow Hill Farmers’ Market
When: Thursdays (opening May 5), noon until 5pm
Where: 210 W. Green Street (parking lot behind Town Hall), Snow Hill, MD
What: Vendors return each week to present fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade and handmade goods! Crafters are also on hand most weeks, with interesting and unique finds for you to discover and purchase. Stock up on produce for the week or find a gift for a friend.
Cambridge Main Street Farmer’s Market
When: Thursdays (starting May 5), 3pm until 6pm
Where: Long Wharf Park (at the end of historic High Street), Cambridge, MD
What: The Cambridge Main Street Farmer’s Market is open from May through mid-October each year, with bragging rights as one of the only waterfront farmers markets in the states. We fell in love visiting Downtown Cambridge, and their fresh farmers market picks are an added boost. Beasley Farms, Catnap Gardens, Dorchester Crab Company, Scrolling Memories, and SB Bison Farms are just a few of the vendors you’ll see.