It's Kids and Family Day at the August 2nd Mount Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market; Fun-Filled Activities Await All!
It's Kids and Family Day at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market this Wednesday, August 2nd, 3-7PM! So, come on up to your local farmers' market to Buy Local, Eat Fresh and Stay a While with us as we have some fun-filled and educational activities designed for all ages! Learn about the incredible edible "peach" and all the greatness it gives unto you, nutritionally!
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.
4:00-5:00 PM: Make a Poster! Kids (of all ages) can enjoy this! Make a poster of your favorite items found at the farmers' market. We'll have crayons and paper, ready for you to put your artistic talents to work! These won't be judged, but put on display next Wednesday, August 9 at the market during the 2017 Nation Farmers' Market week!
5:15 PM Peach (or Nectarine) Eating Contest! How many Peaches (or Nectarines) can you eat ... right down to the pit within 60 seconds?! We'll have a kids peach eating contest and then an adult peach eating contest. Prizes will be awarded to one who successfully eat the most in the allotted time! Please note: Space is limited to the first 5 who enter the contest in each category! Sign up sheets go up at 5:00 PM!
MUSIC: Joseph Monasterial is returning! An acoustic guitarist and vocalist, Joseph will performing hits by Mraz, Dylan, Taylor, Rhett and many others. Joseph will be performing from around 3:30-5:30pm!
WHAT'S IN SEASON: 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, blueberries (last of season), cantaloupes, honeydew, peaches, nectarines, plums and watermelon, may appear.
You will likely find farm-fresh 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 2, our farmers and producers are
TODAY'S RECIPE: Watermelon-Lime Pops with Chile Dipping Salt from Southern Living's 44 Fresh-From-the-Farmers'-Market Recipes! Find Southern Living's recipes as well other Recipes, Tips and the Harvest Calendar 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.