Celebrate Back to School! Find Apples, Asian Pears, Popcorn & More at Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market! Sept. 8 . 3-7pm
Now, he lived by the apple orchard in this little ole orchard shack. His real name was Jackson Taylor, but I called him Apple Jack.
Now, old Apple Jack was loved by everyone he ever knew. Of course, Apple Jack picked apples, but he picked the banjo, too!
~ Apple Jack by Dolly Pardon
BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION! Join us for Week 15 of the 2021 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market on Wednesday, September 8, 3-7 PM for our Back to School Celebration!!! We're in the Railyard behind the historic Mount Airy train station at 3 North Main Street, Mount Airy, MD 21771. Convenient parking is available in upper and lower the Bank Parking Lots across Main Street and up in the Municipal Parking Lot off of Park Avenue.
We're in the late summer season and transitioning to Fall with crisp cool mornings! That means it's the time for hot apple cider,fall fruits & veggies! You'll be seeing more varieties of Apples, Asian Pears, Root Veggie like Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Squash - Pumpkins, Butternut, Acorn Squash, and more! We'll still have some summertime veggies for a couple more weeks though!
MUSIC AT THE MARKET ~ 4:30-6:30PM: Sara Horsfall ... Enjoy listening to Sara on the classical guitar playing some old time classics (in the public domain). Her music and the market just go together like Grapes to Wine; and like Linganore Wincellar's Wine, it goes with everything! It'll be a treat to have her music back at the market this Wednesday. Look for Sara to perform the second Wednesdays of the each month through September!
VENDORS AT THE MARKET: Our Farmers and Producers, and passionate community members this Wednesday,
September 8th, are slated to be:
TODAY'S RECIPE & NUTRITION TIP! Grilled Apple Tossed Salad from Taste of Home's 80 Apple Recipes to Make this Fall Grilled Apple Tossed Salad. The grilled apples in this salad combine so well with the blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing! Find your Apples, Lettuce Greens & more to place in this tasty salad at the market!
Did you know? According Good Housekeeping's 11 Apple Facts You Probably Didn't Know ... "Europeans pilgrims brought apples to Boston, Virginia, and the Southwest. However, it was John Chapman — a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed — who cultivated most of the apple trees throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and present day West Virginia during the late 1700s and early 1800s. And he didn't just spread seeds everywhere he walked. Chapman mapped out nurseries, protected them with fences, and had neighbors tend the trees."
Does eating an apple a day keep the doctor away? Yes! But you have to eat the peel! Many of the antioxidants in an apple are in the skin, which might have cancer-fighting properties. Learn more by reading, An Apple A Day May Really Keep The Doctor Away!
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, the Delta variant is still on the rise. If you are not vaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask to protect yourself and others. 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.