As the month of May comes to an end, there are SO many things we look forward to on Delmarva, including the return of area farmers’ markets! Many have already opened up shop, others stayed open all year long, and a few are preparing to open for the summer season. We love buying local, farm fresh food whenever possible. There is just something special about buying produce, meats, eggs, or handmade goods directly from the vendor who grew, produced or made it. And let’s face, farm fresh food just tastes better! So we decided to compile a list of the area farmers’ markets for our readers, including times and locations. Enjoy!

Ocean Pines Farmers Market

When: Saturdays, 8am until 1pm

Where: White Horse Park, North Ocean Pines

What: Seasonal, fresh produce abounds at the Ocean Pines Farmers Market. Each week, expect a terrific collection of local vendors, selling everything from homemade candies to handpicked, fresh veggies. Fresh eggs, handcrafted items, natural pet treats, floral arrangements…there is something for everyone here.

Berlin Farmers Market

When: Fridays, 10am until 3pm; Wednesdays, 3pm-6pm

Where: Harrison Avenue (behind the Berlin Fire Company)

What: The Berlin Farmers Market is open for the season! Fresh produce, seafood, meats, bedding plants, herbs, eggs, homemade goods and flowers are all available at the market every Friday and Wednesday throughout the summer.

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market

When: Saturdays, 8am until 12pm

Where: Lewes Historical Society (except 6/27, 7/11 and 8/1 – held in the Shields Elementary parking lot)

What: The HLFM is a producer-only farmers market, providing fresh, locally grown produce, as well as, workshops by master gardeners, local chefs, and sustainable experts. What’s more, the HLFM collects donations of extra produce from the vendors at the end of each month and donates the excess produce to Casa San Francisco in Milton, DE.

Fenwick Island Farmer’s Market

When: June 19th through September 7th; every Monday and Friday from 8am until noon

Where: Route 1 in Fenwick, next to the PNC Bank

What: It’s almost time for the return of the Fenwick Island Farmer’s Market! The market offers fresh options during the summer months for locals and visitors to the area, including local favorites like peaches, melons, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Look for new and returning vendors this year!

Shore Fresh Farmers Market: (Princess Anne)

When: Thursdays, 3pm until 6pm (starting June 4th)

Where: Manokin Park

What: Offering the freshest goods that their vendors can get their hands on, the farmer’s market in Princess Anne is the perfect place to stop in to grab corn, tomatoes, flowers, berries and more!

Ocean City Farmers’ Market

When: Saturdays & Sundays, 8am until 1pm

Where: 142nd Street in the Phillips Restaurant parking lot

What: When visiting the beach, there are plenty of opportunities to whip up a few fresh, healthy recipes thanks to our local farmers market. Zucchini, squash, watermelons, strawberries, tomatoes…if it’s in season, chances are you will find it at the Ocean City Farmers’ Market.

Camden Avenue Farmers’ Market

When: Tuesdays, 2:30pm until 6pm

Where: 1401 Camden Avenue, Salisbury MD

What: Expect local produce, artisan breads, herbs and flowers, pasture raised eggs and meats, wild caught and sustainably harvested seafood, milk and yogurt, jams, jellies, local honey, soaps and skin care products, cakes, pies and sweet treats, fresh fruits, berries and more!

Shore Fresh Growers (Salisbury)

When: Thursdays, 3pm until 6pm; Saturdays, 8am until 1pm

Where: Market Street & Poplar Hill, Municipal Parking Lot 16, Salisbury, MD

What: Salisbury boasts two farmers market locations, offering multiple chances for patrons to stock up on farm fresh goods. Artisan breads, fresh picks, handmade goods and more. Stop in and discover what’s fresh this week!

Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market

When: Sundays, June 14th thru August 30th; 8am until noon

Where: Garfield and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE

What: The Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market invites you back for their 9th season this year, with a host of new and returning vendors lined up for the 2015 summer season. The Bethany Beach Farmers Market is a producers only farmers’ market, which means vendors are only allowed to sell what they grow or bake. ALL of the items are grown on Delmarva, so when we say local…we mean local!

Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market

When: Tuesdays, noon until 4pm

Where: Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE

What: The Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market is always teeming with goodies, along with live entertainment and helpful tips Under the Green Tent. This time of year, keep an eye out for strawberries, rhubarb, kale, asparagus, sugar snap peas and radishes. The Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market boasts ‘real food, real farmers, real community,’ and that’s what you’ll find!

Snow Hill Farmers’ Market

When: Thursdays, noon until 5pm

Where: 210 W. Green Street, Snow Hill, MD

What: Vendors return each week to present fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade and handmade goods! Crafters are also on hand most weeks, with interesting and unique finds for you to discover and purchase. Stock up on produce for the week or find a gift for a friend.

Cambridge Main Street Farmer’s Market

When: Thursdays, 3pm until 6pm

Where: Long Wharf Park (at the end of historic High Street), Cambridge, MD

What: The Cambridge Main Street Farmer’s Market is open from May through mid-October each year, with bragging rights as one of the only waterfront farmers markets in the states. We fell in love with Downtown Cambridge earlier this year, and their fresh farmers market picks are an added boost. Beasley Farms, Catnap Gardens, Dorchester Crab Company, Scrolling Memories, and SB Bison Farms are just a few of the vendors you’ll see.

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