Buy Local! Find July's Amazing Harvest, Brick-Oven Pizza, Music & More at Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market! July 21 . 3-7
"Why I farm is in my blood, like the sunlight is on my skin. Is who I meant to be, is who I’ve always been
Is more than just a living, it’s my way of life. And it grows like seed inside my heart. That’s why I farm."
~ Why I Farm by The Henningsens
BUY LOCAL! EAT FRESH! Take the Maryland Buy Local Challenge this week at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market! Find farm-fresh foods, BRICK-OVEN PIZZA, Music and SO MUCH MORE LOCAL FARM FRESHNESS at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market this Wednesday, 3-7 PM, July 21- Rain, Shine or Heat of Day! We will be in the Railyard behind the historic Mount Airy Train Station, at 3 North Main Street in Mount Airy, Maryland, this Wednesday and every Wednesday, 3-7 PM, through September 29, 2021! Parking is limited on-site. Convenient parking is available in the upper Bank Parking Lot across Main Street and up in the Municipal Parking Lot off of Park Avenue.
MUSIC AT THE MARKET ~ 4-6PM: Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others will be serenading us with their down-home, old-timey folk and bluegrass tunes (in the public domain). Look for them to perform the third Wednesday of the each month through September!
STORYTIME AT THE MARKET ~ 4:30-4:45 PM: Join us as local storyteller, Laura Zaborowski, reads "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" by Patricia Thomas. This classic story of an enormous sneeze in the marking, told in sprightly nonsense verse, is fun to share with a child at home or as a read-aloud at school. Join Laura on select afternoons around 4:30 p.m. on the train station's platform stage at the 2021 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market! Great for Kids (of All Ages)! Sponsored by The Last Word Bookstore.
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: The Carroll County Master Gardeners will be at the Market to give you tips and answer all your gardening questions about the summer gardening season! They should be able to answer your questions about pollinators, too!
MAKE IT MEMORABLE ON MAIN STREET WHEEL OF FORTUNE! Come Spin the Wheel for a Prize! Line up at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 for a prize! We'll be giving away prizes on the Mount Airy Main Street Wheel of Fortune this Wednesday! All you have to do is sign up at the Bright Yellow MAMSA tent. Limited to 10 people in line at each time slot. We allow only one spin per person! Afterwards, remember to Make it Memorable on Main Street! Shop. Dine. Tour. Enjoy!
VENDORS AT THE MARKET: Our Farmers and Producers, and passionate community members this Wednesday,
July 21st, are slated to be:
TODAY'S RECIPE & NUTRITION TIP! Chicken Caprese from the 2020 Maryland Buy Local Challenge Celebration Recipe Book. While you're at the market, be sure to pick up farm-fresh tomatoes and basil from our two fruit and vegetable vendors; and your chicken and cheese from Whispering Breeze Farm. You may easily substitute Whispering Breeze Farm's gouda or havarti for the mozzarella called for in this recipe.
Have you ever carved up a whole chicken? There are tricks to the trade as Craig Sewell demonstrates in SMADC's special cooking series, In a Cooks Kitchen episode 6: Carving a Chicken & Chicken Stock. Chicken is rich in a variety of important nutrients, including protein, niacin, selenium, and phosphorus, according to Healthline's Is Chicken Healthy? Nutrition, Benefits, and Tips. Chicken is highly nutritious and a good source of protein. Adding chicken to your diet may help support weight loss, muscle growth, and bone health.
COVID 19 Updates: Our patrons may still place preorders for pick-up at the market during 2021. While the statewide mandates set by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to mitigate COVID-19 have been relaxed and lifted as of July 1st, COVID-19 is still present and there may be variants. We are on the 45-day grace period. Therefore, we request that everyone entering the market show respect for our community. Our patrons, vendors and farmers' market team appreciate it.
We encourage social distancing, and hand washing/sanitation while on-site at the market. Our vendors who are serving samples and prepared food will still wear masks to protect the public; however, we leave the choice to you to mask up. Patience is appreciated as we navigate health and safety practices as we recover from uncertain times. As Spock would say, "Live Long and Prosper." That's what we want for you, so come Buy Local and Eat Fresh and Healthy, and spend time outside with us at the 2021 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market!
Remember to Make it Memorable on Main Street! Shop. Dine. Tour & Enjoy! Find time to support a Main Street business when you can. A list of Main Street merchants can be found on the Mount Airy Main Street Association's Website.
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, and made possible in part by the generosity of our 2021 Sponsors and Partners: Fogle's Asphalt, Mt. Airy Children's Dental Associates, The Morgan Inn, Browning Reagle Insurance, Sheri Cates State Farm Insurance Agency and Community Partners, Walmart-Mount Airy in support of Mt. Airy Net, The Last Word Bookstore in support of Story Time at the Market, and Superfoods Cafe & Market in support of health and wellness educational programming. Interested in becoming a sponsor during the 2021 Market season, please email: Alice Settle-Raskin, Market Master, at MtAiryMainStreetFarmersMarket@gmail.com.
The 2021 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market season runs Wednesdays, 3-7pm, June 2 through September 29. It is located in the historic Town of Mount Airy, Maryland in the Railyard behind the historic Mount Airy Train Station at 3 North Main Street, Mount Airy, MD 21771. To learn about the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, please visit MountAiryMainStreetFarmersMarket.org or follow us on Facebook.