Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market: We have it all; Locally Grown Farm-Freshness, Music & More this Wednesday, Aug. 16!
Join us this Wednesday at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, August 16th, 3-7 PM in the Municipal Parking Lot at Park Avenue and Cross Street, in Mount Airy!
We're welcoming two new vendors this week to the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market! Bella Valeri's Spicy Spaghetti Sauce is freshly made in a local kitchen and brought to you at the market! So, stop in on your way home to take a stroll down the marketplace, talk to Bella Valeri's Spaghetti Sauce Chef, Nicole and pick up some for dinner. Just cook up some spaghetti noodles and you've got your Italian-style meal within minutes!
We're also welcoming D&S Microgreens ... Microgreens are becoming very popular these days as we work to stay healthy! According to SFGate, "Their increasing popularity is due partly to their ability to pack a lot of flavor in a small amount, as well as their flexibility in being included in a dish. Mix them to create a small, flavorful and delicately textured salad, or use only one or two greens to give a plate a final touch. Microgreens, in addition to their strong flavors, are also lauded for their health benefits, which can vary depending on the type of microgreen." Click here fore more healthy information about the benefits of eating micogreens!
MUSIC AT THE MARKET: Welcome back Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others for another fine performance as they play their locally grown, down-home old-timey music, country and more! They'll be adding the vibe to the market today from about 3:30-6:00ish or somethin' like that! So come sit a spell and listen!
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: The Carroll County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions!
TASTE OF THE MARKET: 3:30-5:00 PM - Taste a variety of fruits and veggies that are at the market at the Taste of the Market Table.
NUTRITION TOURS: 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.
MID-AUGUST BOUNTY: August is bountiful 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! Remember the honey!!!
This Wednesday, August 16, our farmers and producers are:
TODAY'S RECIPE & TIPS: Today's recipe is "A Minty Cucumber Cooler" as found on 19 Mouth-Watering, Yet Healthy Cucumber Drink Recipes. 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.