Come Buy Local! Find Farm Freshness, Folk Music & More at Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market! Wed . June 9 . 3-7 pm
"Well listen my children and you shall hear a story about a brave engineer.
Now old Casey Jones was the rounder's name....on a six-eight wheeler he rode to fame."
~ Casey Jones by Boxcar Willie
Come Buy Local & Fresh with us at Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market this Wednesday, June 9, 3-7PM! 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! 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: Sara Horsfall ... Enjoy listening to Sara on the classical guitar playing some old time classics (in the pubic domain). Her music and the market just go together like Grapes to Wine; and Wine goes with everything! It'll be a treat to have her music back at the market once more. Look for Sara to perform the second Wednesdays of the each month through September!
STORYTIME AT THE MARKET ~ 4:30-4:45 PM: Join us as local storyteller, Laura Zaborowski, reads Chicken BIG! This book is a great twist to the classic Chicken Little. On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, giant egg. And out of this egg came one big, humongous, Chicken BIG! Laura will be reading and telling stories 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.
EARLY JUNE HARVEST AT THE MARKET - This week, look for Strawberries, Cherries, Sugar Snap Peas, Onions, Spring Onions, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Lettuce (Romaine), Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Plums.
VENDORS AT THE MARKET: Our Farmers and Producers this Wednesday, June 9th, are slated to be:
Let's take the Onion and Peel Back the Layers. "There are 21 types of onions. There are onions that are better for soups, like french onion soup, where as others which have a higher sugar content can be eaten raw and there's even an onion that doesn't make you cry." Onions are members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. Onions are nutrient dense, they contain various vitamins, minerals and potent plant compounds that have been shown to promote health in many ways. In fact, the medicinal properties of onions have been recognized since ancient times, when they were used to treat ailments like headaches, heart disease and mouth sores.
Resources: For an Onion Chart, Click Here! For 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Onions, Click Here.
Learn more about onions from reading this article, 21 Types of Onions and How to Use them from Fine Dining
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, 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.