A popular year-round farmers market that is deeply rooted in Worcester County sprouts a new seasonal mid-week market in Ocean Pines.

Known for its lively Saturday market, Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market is launching a Wednesday market starting May 2.

“Our market is known for its endless variety, and that will be a part of the Wednesday market,” said Market Manager David Bean. Shoppers will get an opportunity to browse more than 25 local produce, baked goods and seafood vendors at White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, from 3-7 p.m.

“The late afternoon hours allow shoppers to stop at the market on the way home from work or the beach,” said Bean. “Many locals also work on the weekend and are unable to shop on Saturdays. This mid-week addition gives them a day to enjoy shopping at the market.”

The market, which was founded in 2011, has grown into a vibrant, cultural centerpiece under the direction of Bean.

Appetite for an expanding Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market has continued to grow after its popularity climbed in 2017 to the highest level in six years. During this time, the market broke a registration record with a 65-vendor lineup.

“Our market manager is so passionate about the growth of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market and it’s evident in his handling of the ever-growing market,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director of the Ocean Pines Association. “David’s ideal marketplace is centered on local people supporting local farmers, artisans and business owners at a grassroots level. Ocean Pines takes pride in that.”

The mid-week market will run from May 2 to Sept. 26 and will be an addition to the Saturday market, which operates from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at White Horse Park year-round.

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