Celebrating Local, Farm Fresh Foods, Plants with a Patriot Flare and Music at June 15 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market
Yankee Doodle Dandy! We're now in our Week Three of the "New" 15-Week Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market where you may Buy Local, Eat Fresh, and Stay a While! Come on down to the market this Wednesday, June 15, 3-7 pm where you will find these vendors, celebrate the first of our two Patriotic Days, Listen to the sweet sounds of Maryland Musician Miranda Judd, and talk "plants" and more with your Master Gardener. (Convenient to parking in the Municipal Parking Lot off of Park Avenue and in the Bank Parking Lot across Main Street.)
Rain or Shine ... this week's farmers and producers are:
Willow Creek Manor Farming - Our local Certified-Organic farm out of New Windsor brought tomatoes, turnips, radish, scallions, garlic tips, lettuce mix last week, let's see what they bring to Week Two! On their nearby New Windsor farm, one of the largest certified-organic farms in Maryland, the Snyder family grows Tomatoes, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Radishes, Pie Pumpkins, Turnips, Beets, Green squash, Pan Squash, 10 different Winter Squash, Herbs, Potatoes and so much more naturally grown goodness.
Five Points Farm Market & Greenhouse - This will be the last week that Five Points will have STRAWBERRIES, RHUBARB and ASPARAGUS ... so come get them while you can! In addition, Five Points farm will have Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Greens, Kale, Spring Onions, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cabbage. Offering a plentiful variety of locally-grown, farm-fresh produce, fruit & berries and more when in season ~ Vegetables: Sweet Corn, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Beets, Onions, Zucchini, Garlic, Lettuce; Fruit: Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Apples & Berries
The Garden Basket (through June 15) ** Annuals, Perrenials, Hanging Baskets, Herbs
Pong's Orchard (starting June 15) - Known as Howard County's secret garden, Fulton-based Pong's Orchard is well-known in Maryland for growing Citrus Plants, exotic fruits and their Asian pears along with other fruits of the season. This week, Pong's Orchard will introduce themselves by bringing a variety of Citrus Plants including: Meyer Lemon, Calamondin, Persian Limes, Guava, Papaya, Basil Plants plus various peppers and tomato plants. In the coming weeks, as the season grows strong, Pongs Orchard will bring their locally grown fruit - Asian Pears, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Figs, Apples and More!
The Meat Shack at Strohmer's Farm - Pork, Beef, Goat and a Plentiful Supply of Duck and Chicken Eggs
Whispering Breeze Farm - This Taneytown-based farm owned by Brower family has some of the best local cheese around! From their herd of lovely dairy cows, you may find the following cheeses at the market this season: Hard Cheese ‐ Raw Milk Cheese: Cheddar, Garlic & Chive, Smoked Cheddar, Italian, Bacon Dill, Smoked Bacon Dill, Jalapeno; Wine Cheese (seasonal): Merlot Cheddar, Raspberry Cheddar; Pasteurized Milk Cheese:Gouda, Swiss, Buffalo Ranch Cheddar, Havarti, Caraway Havarti
Furnace Hills Coffee - Last week Furnace Hills Coffee had dollar shots ... shots of espresso, that is! Wonder what Regina will have this week? Furnace Hills offers a variety of freshly roasted and ground pound bags of coffee plus freshly brewed Hot and Cold Coffee Drinks and Burlap Hand Bags
The Kombucha Lady (of Dodson's Promised Land Farm) - Delicious flavors of Kombucha - The Kombucha Lady, Liz Dodson, will be bringing a variety of freshly made Kombucha, a fermented tea (a probiotic) made with seasonal fruits and white or black teas. Delicious and Healthy too!
The Dough Whisperer - Stop by the Dough Whisperer for your freshy baked Breads, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, Cookies, Granola and other delicious baked desserts!
DC Dills - Select varieties of Pickles from DC Dill's 18 different flavors of pickles. DC Dills offers Old Bay Dills, Bread N Butter, Sweet N Crabby, Sweet N Horsey, Sweet Onion Sriracha, Dragon Fire Garlic, Horseradish Dills, Jamaican Jerk Dills, Sweet N Spicy, Wasabi Sweet, Cajun Sweet, Garliky Garlic Spears, Whole Jewish Dills, 1/2 Sour Wholes with fresh shallots and garlic, Full Sour Wholes, Pickled Green Tomatoes
Dragonfly Farm's Love Happiness Sangria** - "There is no remedy for love, but to love more"-H.Thoreau ... Come visit Dragonfly Farm's Claudia as she serves up Love Happiness Sangria - Love is made locally from estate-produced Chardonnay wine and fruit juice. Happiness is made from estate-produced black currant wine and fruit juice. Ask for a special "Love Child" a Mix of Love and Happiness Sangrias! Love Happiness Sangrias are definitely thirst quinchers!
The Ice Cream Lady** - Stop by to get your Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Rootbeer Float!
Stone Edge Sharpening** - Tired of using those dull kitchen knives ... well, fret no more, because Stone Edge Sharpening will sharpen them up for you! Have problems getting that nicely cut lawn, Brian Lindsey of Stone Edge will sharpen up your lawn mower blades too!
* Please note - Made by Jayde and the Pizza Llama are not at the market this week, but will return June 22 for the rest of the market season
Ask a Master Gardener! Carroll County Master Gardeners will be at the Market this week, June 15th to answer your gardening questions!
Celebrate Patriotism with the Maryland Patriot Guard! Local Maryland Patriot Guard representative Ted Nettles will be at the Market (with his patriotically decorated HUMVEE this week to talk about what the Maryland Patriot Guard does to help our military service veterans. In addition, he will be collecting Wares for Warriors, essentials and more for our recovering military service heroes who are at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Music at the Market: 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Listen to the Sweet Sounds of Miranda Judd, Maryland Musician Miranda's music cuts across multiple generations. Her individual performance style is largely rooted in Country, Alternative, Classic and Light Rock and Pop genres. Miranda can easily belt out Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and Janis Joplin's "Bobby McGee" in addition to singing
her own songs. A local favorite to the agricultural community, Miranda has been supporting the local farms for the past three years by performing at farmers' markets, Larriland Farm's fall festivals, the Lisbon Christmas Horse Parade and the Lisbon Farmers Feed the Hungry Christmas Tractor Parade.
Make it Memorable on Mount Airy's Main Street! Tour. Shop. Dine. Enjoy!
Have you been on Main to tour, shop, dine and enjoy all that our Town's Main Street has to offer? See what's on the menu at Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe this week. Last week the restaurant supported the local market and the Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics through their generous contribution to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Thank you Bruce and Jay for your great support!
The Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market was formed in 2007 and is a production of the Mount Airy Main Street Association. The 2016 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market runs on Wednesdays, June 1-September 7, 2016, 3 - 7 p.m. It is located in the historic Town of Mount Airy, Maryland in the parking area behind the historic Mount Airy train station and nearby the Blossom and Basket Boutique at 3 North Main Street, Mount Airy, MD 21771. To learn about the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, please visitMountAiryMainStreetFarmersMarket.Weebly.com or follow us on Facebook.