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Locally Grown Food for Thanksgiving in Ocean City


As Thanksgiving approaches, Ocean City is many minds, because they will take a well deserved break from the raucous of life, and walk on the beach and enjoy their Thanksgiving meal at one of the restaurants or hotels in the area offering Thanksgiving dinner. Others though may stay traditional and want to cook. Maybe you live in the area, maybe you have a vacation home here, or maybe you have taken advantage of the great off-season rates at one of home rentals here in OC.

No matter how you came to be here for the Thanksgiving break, if you chose to cook dinner, then you need to find a place to buy it. The movement for more locally sourced foods has caused many farmer’s markets to pop-up, and we wanted to let you know where you could find them. Farmers Markets don’t run on the same “9 to 5” as a regular grocery store, and most have closed for the season, but one is open and has special hours just for Thanksgiving.

Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisan Market

Located at White Horse Park
239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD
(Next to the Ocean Pines Administration Building/Police Department)

Regular hours : Saturdays, March 16 – December 28, 2019
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thanksgiving Market Days : Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Both markets will be held in White Horse Park.

Although you want be able to take advantage of these markets now, we want to let you know what else is available during other parts of the year. (This way when you are here for spring, summer, and fall, and you want to do some more exploring of the region; you can do so with purpose. Supporting the local farmers and artisans is a great way to say thank you to our region.)

Berlin Farmers Market

Located on Pitts Street and Main Street
Berlin, MD
(near the J&M Meat Market)

Regular hours: Sundays, May 5 – Sept 29
9:00am – 1:00pm

Snow Hill Farmers Market

Located on 210 W. Green Street
Snow Hill, MD
(in the M&T Bank parking lot)

Regular hours: Thursdays, May- Sept
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Fenwick Island Farmers Market

Located on 1406 Ocean Hwy, Route 1 & Essex Street
Fenwick, DE
(Look for Warren’s Station)

Regular hours: Thursdays, May- Sept
12:00pm – 5:00pm