Buy Local! The 2021 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market Season Begins Wednesday, June 2 at 3PM . Rain ~or~ Shine!
Who's in the strawberry patch with Sally, now that she's not picking them with me?
Oh no, I don't care what they're doing there, 'neath the shade of the old apple tree.
-Who's in the Strawberry Patch with Sally, Tony Orlando & Dawn
WHAT'S IN SEASON IN JUNE? We love June because it's truly the beginning of harvest season. In June, you may find locally grown Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Raspberries & Apricots plus Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Collards, Eggplant, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Lettuces, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Radishes, Rhubarb, Potatoes, Spinach, Summer Squash, Turnips and Tomatoes. Early Corn may arrive in Late June in time for your 4th of July picnics! Many farms use high tunnels or green house environments in order to produce their crops early. We pride ourselves that our vendors are from within 50 miles of the market and they bring the best in Locally Grown and Produced farm-fresh foods to the market! Check out Maryland's Harvest Schedule by clicking here. Remember it all depends on Mother Nature as to when a particular fruit or vegetable is harvested.
VENDORS AT THE MARKET: Our Farmers and Producers on Opening Day on Wednesday, June 2nd, the vendors slated to be:
TODAY'S RECIPE & NUTRITION TIP! Ina Garden's Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp courtesy of the Food Network! Ina Garten’s strawberry rhubarb crisp is a dish best served warm (and with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream). The crispy crumble topping gives way to a warm, gooey fruity filling.
What's that? Rhubarb, you say? Rhubarb is the fleshy, edible stalks of species and hybrids of Rheum in the family Polygonaceae, which are cooked and used for food. The whole plant – a herbaceous perennial growing from short, thick rhizomes – is also called rhubarb. Rhubarb is not especially rich in essential nutrients, and its calorie content is low. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of Rhubarb by visiting Healthline's article, Is Rhubarb Good for You? All You Need to Know.
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, 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, Sheri Cates State Farm Insurance Agency and Community Partners, Walmart-Mount Airy in support of Mt. Airy Net, and SuperFoods Cafe & Market in support of 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.