Saturday – July 9th, 2011 – Farmer’s Market at the corner of 142nd St and Coastal Hwy was flourishing with a variety of local Farmer’s who arrived with truck loads of fresh produce from the fields. Business was brisk as the locals and vacationers alike found the offerings irresistible! There was a plenty of corn, tomato, squash, cucumbers, melon, and more.
The market is in Ocean City Md 4 days a week now, during the summer peak months. Rain the past few weeks has provided the area with a bounty of crops. You CANNOT find anything better than FRESH corn on the cob to go with your BBQ chicken during the summer months.
The Organic Man was there with his offerings! His Assistant, a young student from China who is working in Ocean City MD for the summer provided some excellent conversation and cheer to the stand! It was a perfect day to wander around between the various farm stands and relish all the variety and quality of the vegetable offerings!
Of course, Paul ( A & W Farms, Annuals, Perrenials and Cut Flowers), Parsonburg, MD … was there with his generous offerings of local floral annuals, perennials and herbs. He also offers free farm eggs at $3 a dozen. I often end up bringing another of his annual plants home as I can’t resist adding color enhancer to the deck or backyard. He also brings a nice selection of vegetable plants, including cucumber, tomato, squash, etc..
Every stand was busy during the 20 or so minutes i was at the market. Some of the local restaurants also make their bulk purchases here to put the freshest veggies on the plates of their customers during the weekend. I found the Wimbrow Farms stand with a plenty of everything. As usual, on this day i found a dozen ears of corn, some squash, yellow banana peppers to my liking and loaded my goods in the trunk of my car to deliver to the house.
One will find the Ocean City MD Farmers Market open 4 days a week now for the next 2 months, as they open Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM ..
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