Celebrate National Farmers' Market Week with us at Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market this Wednesday, August 9th!
Join the National Farmers' Market Week Celebration this Wednesday at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, August 9th, 3-7 PM in the Municipal Parking Lot at Park Avenue and Cross Street. We are so excited to be sharing this day with you, our Greater Mount Airy community!
What makes our market so special? Our patrons can learn directly from our farmers how their crops are grown, ways to prepare healthy meals and how farmers markets fuel rural economies, support healthy communities, and support farmland preservation, conservation, and education.
FARMERS' MARKET POSTERS ON DISPLAY: 3-7 PM - Wow! What talented young artists we had with us on Kids & Family Day last Wednesday! This Wednesday, we'll be celebrating National Farmers Market Week by displaying their vibrant artwork showcasing their favorite things about the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market!
MUSIC AT THE MARKET: Welcome back Nick Sparacino and Friends as they play some awesome light and classic rock and even some jazz this Wednesday, approximately 3:30-6:00 PM! This trio of college-aged musicians is amazing! We know you will enjoy their renditions of Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone, to Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl and more!
TASTE OF THE MARKET: 3:00-4:00 PM - Taste a variety of fruits and veggies that are at the market at the Taste of the Market Table.
NUTRITION TOURS: 4:15 and 5:15 PM- Learn about the nutritional benefits of "Eating the Rainbow" and how the locally grown and/or products found our market fit within the daily five food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Proteins and Dairy.
SEASONAL SPECIALS: Look for National Farmers' Market Week Specials throughout the market - from vendors with fruits and vegetables to baked goods and more!
FREE RAFFLE: We'll have a free raffle at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM for a few market goodies! Must be present to win.
ABUNDANT AUGUST: August is abundant with fruits and vegetables, harvested at just the right ripeness for you to enjoy! Seasonal fruit, such as early apples and pears, blackberries, cantaloupes, honeydew, peaches, nectarines, plums and watermelon, may appear. Veggies, such as green beans, carrots, collards, corn, onions, summer squash, cucumbers, kale, lettuces, onions, okra, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes at the market too! So, beyond these fruits and veggies, what's always in season? Meat, Milk and Eggs!
This Wednesday, August 9, our farmers and producers are
TODAY'S RECIPE & TIPS: FRIED GREEN (BREAKER) TOMATOES - Learn some tips and find how to really make fried green tomatoes using Breakers Tomatoes. TIP: Many in the rural communities know that a true green tomato is too firm for tender fried green tomatoes, so they use breakers, they are a little riper, therefore a little less firm. What's the difference between Green and Breaker Tomatoes? GREEN: The tomato surface is completely green. The shade of green may vary from light to dark.
BREAKERS: There is a definite break of color from green to bruised fruit Tannish-yellow, pink or red or 10% or less of the tomato surface. Recipes, Tips and the Harvest Calendar can be found on our Recipes page.
Remember to Make it Memorable on Main! Shop. Dine. Tour & Enjoy!
We hear there's an artist market today along Main Street! Find time to visit them, enjoy their artwork and buy some too!
The Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market is a production of the Mount Airy Main Street Association in partnership with the Town of Mount Airy and made possible in part by the generosity of our Sponsors: Mt. Airy Children's Dental Associates, Health Unlimited, and MISCellaneous Distillery and Linganore Winecellars.
The Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market was formed in 2007 and is a production of the Mount Airy Main Street Association in partnership with the Town of Mount Airy. The 2017 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market runs on Wednesdays, May 17-September 27, 2017, 3 - 7 p.m. It is located in the historic Town of Mount Airy, Maryland in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Park Avenue and Cross Street, Mount Airy, MD 21771. To learn about the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, please visit MountAiryMainStreetFarmersMarket.org or follow us on Facebook.