The kick off to the summer season has begun with Springfest – a FREE four-day festival in Ocean City, MD. Enjoy delicious food, live music and a variety of family fun activities including exciting acts by Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction, country music singer Trace Adkins and rock legend Bret Michaels! Springfest celebrates the arrival of spring and the upcoming summer season with 4 huge big-top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk for a little fun in the sun. The Shore is waking up and dusting off the Winter Blues. Spring is the perfect time for locals and visitors alike. There is something going on for anybody and everybody. Check out my extensive list of upcoming events in Berlin and Ocean City, MD.
Spring and Summer sees a large influx of visitors and residents returning from Winter. And we are truly lucky for the return of the many farmers markets! Please enjoy my list of local farmers markets and farms, where you can find a wide array of fresh, sustainable fruits, vegetables and co-op options.
When: Saturdays, 8am – 1pm, Year-Round; Wednesdays, 3pm – 7pm, May 2nd – September 26th
Where: White Horse Park, North Ocean Pines
What: Brand new this year – the OP market will begin opening Wednesdays, from 3pm – 7pm for the Summer starting May 2nd! 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.
When: Saturdays, 8am – 12pm (Opening Day – Saturday, May 5th)
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. Save the date for May 12th for the HLFM Hoedown – an all-day event with live music, a live auction, dancing, with beer and wine bar.
When: June 16th through September 7th; Fridays from 8am – 12pm
Where: Route 1 and Essex Street, Fenwick Island, DE
What: The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market provides local resources to area visitors and residents. The market offers fresh options during the summer months for locals and visitors to the area, including tastes of Delaware like peaches, melons, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Look for new and returning vendors this year!
When: Sundays, June 3rd thru September 2nd, 8am – 12pm
Where: Garfield and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE
What: The Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market invites you back for another great season, with a host of new and returning vendors lined up for the 2018 summer season. The Bethany Beach Farmers Market is a producer only farmers’ market, which means vendors are only allowed to sell what they grow or bake. ALL the items are grown on Delmarva, so when we say local…we mean local!
When: Tuesdays- Rain or Shine! June, July, Aug – 11am – 3pm. May, Sep, Oct – 11am – 2pm.
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. The Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market boasts ‘real food, real farmers, real community,’ and that’s what you’ll find!
Where: 11832 Assateague Road, Berlin, MD 21811
What: Family owned, and operated farm and nursery garden stand located on the way to Assateague. Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables. All produce is sustainably grown, using IPM (integrated pest management). Fresh local eggs, preserves, jams, jellies, crafts, artistic products, and fresh vegetables. Assateague Farm also sells local honey harvested on site. Stop in for produce, U-Pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, blackberries, and to visit/feed the ducks and goats! And don’t forget to grab your firewood on the way to your campsite. Keep an eye out for one of the many butterfly gardens. With the wide variety of plants on the farm, you can find lots of beautiful wildlife. Especially birds and butterflies.
When: Opening Mid May for the Summer Season
Where: 8816 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811
What: A small, family owned farm and juice bar located in West Ocean City. Offering a variety of local and organic vegetables and fruit, a must try is their famous heirloom tomatoes. Stop in for great produce, U-Pick strawberries and feed the friendly goats. Berlin Organics has the largest vertical farm in the State of Maryland. You can also enjoy a made-to-order juice, smoothie or acai bowl, and relax at a table inside the farm store or choose a picnic table outside to enjoy the fresh air or watch the goats play.
When: 9am – 7pm
Where: 9141 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811
What: Locally owned and operated farm & roadside produce stand for over 45 years. Fresh local fruits and vegetables located on Route 611. Fresh eggs, dairy, and plants also available. Fresh flowers also grown on site.
Where: 9933 Pitts Road, Berlin, MD 21811
What: Farm stand and market with a wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables. All produce is sustainably grown, fresh local eggs, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, carrots, chestnuts, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables.
Where: 12728 Jarvis Road, Bishopville, MD 21813
What: A small, family run farm right outside of Ocean City and Berlin, MD. Focused on growing fresh produce, especially the fun and funky heirloom varieties, using organic and natural practices and no pesticides or harmful chemicals. They believe our nutrition comes directly from the soil and are working to continually improve it. The farmers raise chickens for eggs, fed antibiotic-free, organic grain. They are free-roaming in winter and pastured in summer. They also raise pastured broilers during summer months on a micro scale, pre-orders only, and expect to have quail eggs and meat available in Summer. Expanded to create more of a biodynamic approach, including incorporating additional animals. Special workshops include goat yoga, canning classes and tours of the farm. Hipcamp offers a full camping experience on the farm.
To learn more about events and concierge level secrets of the Eastern Shore, contact Mechelle Nichols, Luxury Collection Specialist, at 410.430.1575 (cell) or mnichols@LuxuryShoreLiving.com.