Easton Farmers Market is OPEN!
Live music 10:30-12:30
When: Every Saturday, RAIN OR SHINE, April 15 - December 16, 8:00am-1:00pm
Where: Parking Lot, 100 Block of North Harrison Street
As one of the earliest settled areas of the United States, the Delmarva Peninsula - including Talbot County and the town of Easton - has a long and proud history of self-sustainment. The rich farmland and extensive waterways have sustained our economy and provided a way of life for generations of Eastern Shore residents. In addition, modern consumers are showing an increasing demand for more locally grown, farm to table food goods.
The mission of the Easton Farmers Market is to provide a marketplace for farmers and vendors to sustain their local operations, while at the same time offering consumers a venue that fills their whole plate with local produce. From local produce growers to watermen and seafood distributors, from bakers to ranchers and local artisans, the Easton Farmers Market provides an entire meal and home decor in a friendly and festive environment.
Live music by regional and national acts can be enjoyed from 10:30am - 12:30pm and lends a festive quality to the open air market. If you are a musician and would like to perform during the Farmers Market, please email Suzy.
Here's the schedule for the coming weeks of the Farmers Market:
- May 20 Dovetail
- May 27 Miles River Band
- June 3 Chesapeake Arts
- June 10 Greg Farley
Check which vendors will be present at each Market with our Interactive Map. Click on a numbered stall to see which vendor is there and the products they sell.
Looking for a specific item? Use our Product Search tool to see who has what you need.
Interested in being a vendor?
If you are interested in being a vendor with the Easton Farmers Market, please follow this link for an online application or go directly to Manage My Market. Click 'Register Now' and create a profile for yourself. Fill out all the information listed in three simple steps. The third step will ask you to apply to a market. Choose "Avalon Foundation Easton Farmers Market 2017". From your Manage My Market account you can check the status of your application and manage your schedule. A $15 application fee will be applied to all accepted vendors. This fee will be collected with your vendor dues on your first day at the Market.
For any additional questions, please contact the Market Manager, Marie Nuthall
Easton Farmers Market is proud to accept food donations with the proceeds going to local food banks. Beginning in June, every Saturday between market hours of 8am-1pm, a green wagon will be positioned at the market to accept perishable donations that will directly benefit local residents. Market manager Marie Nuthall explains, “I wanted to make the practice of donating as easy as possible. Market customers are encouraged to pick up something extra while they’re shopping the market and drop it in the wagon. We will accept fruits and vegetables, baked goods and even coffee sold at the market.”
In partnership with Talbot Hunger Coalition and the Neighborhood Service Center, Ms. Nuthall saw a definitive need for the market to do its part to support local food pantries, “Nationwide, 40% of food is wasted. That statistic alone supports the notion that hunger is a distribution problem in our country. The impact of that statement led me to think of ways the Farmers Market could be a vehicle to help locally.” Marie worked closely with Catherine Poe at Talbot Hunger Coalition to secure a food pantry in Talbot County that would accept weekly donations of perishables. The Neighborhood Service Center jumped at the opportunity and sends volunteers weekly to pick up Saturday’s donations.
“One in 10 Talbot County residents are food insecure,” says Poe, “Fresh produce is often the most expensive food item on anyone’s shopping list and particularly difficult for the poor and working poor to buy. Hunger in Talbot County is a little known and, unfortunately, growing problem in Talbot County.” In addition, several of the market’s vendors also accept WIC and SNAP payments including: Priapi Gardens, CD Produce, Harris Farms and Blades Orchard.
Easton Farmers Market is open every Saturday 8am-1pm through December 16th and is located on North Harrison Street in the parking lot directly behind Goodwill. The market is the work of The Avalon Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to provide diversified arts, educational and community programs that improve the quality of life on the mid-shore.