THE FARMERS MARKET: Berlin’s Fresh Side
Berlin’s Farmers Market
One of the things I really love about Berlin, Md is having a Farmers’ Market that I can walk to. One warm, sunny Friday at the end of this mild summer, I headed over to look for some goodies to use in our dinner and to finally get a few photos, so I could share this little treasure with you.
The first thing that draws my eye this summer is the Seashell Sweets throwback trailer. I have a fascination with all things related to escaping into the great unknown and this retro style trailer pushes all those buttons.
There is more to this trailer than looks. This is your stop for cool sweet treats, like ice cream, popsicles or a ice bomb. No treats for me today though. Due to a summer of over indulgence I am on a self imposed sugar free week (which I am really questioning at this point.) So onward to vegetables!
If you have been to the Farmer’s Market, you have no doubt met Lawrence the consummate salesman of all things organic. Today’s organic produce included chard, kale, kohlrabi and okra. Of course he had tomatoes too. Lawrence was quick to offer samples of his cherry tomatoes, a burst of flavor like happy fireworks on my tongue!
Drawn to one of my favorite sweets, I think I actually drooled when I approached the Eastern Shore Kettle Corn stand. Tom Pfeifer makes the best kettle corn I have ever had. Sometimes if you time it right, you can get it still hot! Yum!! His shop is on Rt. 113 at the south end of town.
Here is Crystal and her natural soaps, a feast for the senses. –Although I will admit, I did not actually taste them, they are wonderful to look at, feel and smell.
The soaps are beautifully and sensitively packaged in biodegradable paper wrappers that contain seeds, so you can plant the wrapper and enjoy some plants to boot.
Want some beautiful flowers for your table? Or herbs or salad mix in season. Stop and see Terry Jordan at the Longridge Gardens table.
Be sure not to miss the R-Dads table, for oysters, clams and seafood. Here you see a very friendly Ginger Taylor serving a customer and offering up her welcoming smile.
Herbs, Spice and Everything Nice has beautiful plants, both edible and non edible as well as some vegetables. Just look at these!
But wait, there’s more. Unfortunately, I was running out of time and didn’t get a chance to chat with everyone on this trip, but I’ll be back. What did I end up with for dinner? Fifty clams, a few ears of corn and some onions to add to the bounty of my own garden for a nice salad. Lucky for me Taylor’s Toffee was already sold out, so I wasn’t further tempted by sweets.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to talk to me and letting me take your pics. Thanks too for a great dinner!