Folks in Worcester County may not have to fret about finding fresh produce, unique finds and live music during the frigid months, thanks to the Ocean Pines indoor market.
“Customers who are looking for a climate-controlled farmers market should look to the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market this winter,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director for the Ocean Pines Association. The indoor market will run each Saturday, Jan. 5 – March 9 from 9am-noon, at the Northside Fire House next to White Horse Park, which is located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines.
The opening day of the indoor market will showcase the sounds and savor of Delmarva. Acoustic Musician Riley Rager, of Ocean Pines, will provide live entertainment to marketgoers on Saturday, Jan. 5.
The indoor market will also feature vendors such as Bay Mushroom, Charlie’s Treats, D.J. David & Company, DelVecchio’s Bakery, Eastern Shore Kettle Korn, Ethne Coffee Roasters, Girdletree Farms, Home Canning Classics, Pampered Chef, Pureblend Teas, Stag Run Farm, Tout de Suite Patisserie, and Windmill Creek Vineyard & Winery.
“At market, agricultural vendors offer high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products,” said Market Manager David Bean. “Local food vendors also bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jams, cider, wine, honey, maple syrup, coffee, sauces and soups, as well as kitchenware and treats for your pets.”
The market’s long-time goal is to promote local, sustainable agriculture; increase economic opportunities for small businesses; provide equitable access to wholesome food; and build a vibrant gathering place for Ocean Pines residents and visitors.
“The market and its customers are very much appreciative of the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Chief Steve Grunewald for opening Fire House to this popular amenity this winter,” said Bean. “The market is open to the public – so swing by.”