We're Back! It's August's Abundant Harvest, Music, Storytime & More at Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market! Aug 25 . 3-7pm
"August, I'll see you soon under yellow moons where I'll gather what's left of you. . . . Someday we'll meet beyond the stars and it'll be away from here. Someday we'll meet beyond the limits of who we are, and it'll be away from here."
~ August by Rilo Kiley
Rain, Shine ~or~ Heat of Day - Join us for Week 13 of the 2021 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market on Wednesday, August 25th, 3-7 PM! 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.
It's the end of August when the harvest season transitions to autumn. We'll find some fall local veggies and fruit, when the season (hopefully) starts to get a bit cooler, and when fall crops start to appear! Look for Apples, Asian Pears, Fall and Winter Squash to appear in September! For a local harvest calendar, check out Maryland's Harvest Calendar by clicking here.
MUSIC AT THE MARKET ~ 4-6PM: Local Musician, Joanne Murphy, will fill the marketplace with some traditional old time Appalachian fiddle music, traditional Celtic music as well as waltzes, contra dance tunes and Irish Airs (in the public domain). She'll be serenading us as she plays her hammered dulcimer and fiddle! Often she brings others to play along with her and this Wednesday, it will be the Stroups of Three-4-All who play a variety of instruments. Look for Joanne to return the fourth Wednesdays of the month throughout the season!
STORYTIME AT THE MARKET ~ 4:30-4:45 PM: Join us as local storyteller, Laura Zaborowski, reads "Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing," by Judi & Ron Barrett. Animals should definitely not wear clothing….because a snake would lose it, a billy goat would eat it for lunch, and it would always be wet on a walrus! This popular book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett shows the very youngest why animals’ natural clothing is perfect just as it is. This is Laura's last time reading this season at the 2021 Mount Airy Main Street Farmers’ Market! When you come with your kids, please thank her for her service! Great for Kids (of All Ages but great for those 2-6 years old)! Sponsored by The Last Word Bookstore.
VENDORS AT THE MARKET: Our Farmers and Producers, and passionate community members this Wednesday,
August 25th, are slated to be:
TODAY'S RECIPE & NUTRITION TIP! Caprese Style Hasselback Roma Tomatoes. " Use the hasselback technique to upgrade plain caprese salad with this fun twist! Cutting partially into the whole tomato creates openings to layer in fresh mozzarella cheese, basil and a balsamic drizzle for tons of flavor in this unique vegetable side dish recipe.
Find your Roma Tomatoes, Cheese & Basil at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market this Wednesday, August 25th.
BASIL - Learn 12 Cool Facts About Basil! Basil is by far my most favorite herb in the world. Many use it in everything from pesto to to salads to vinaigrettes and fruity smoothies. You can even make little bouquets of flowers mixed in oregano, purple and green basil sprigs to keep on your kitchen counter. In addition to these facts, learn about how using basil can help keep you healthy! Per Medical News Today, Basil may provide health benefits in the diet, as herbal medicine, and as an essential oil. Traditional uses (Trusted Source) include the treatment of snakebites, colds, and inflammation within nasal passages — a common effect of colds, for example. Basil provides some macronutrients, such as calcium and vitamin K, as well as a range of antioxidants.
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.