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Local Fish and Produce in Ocean City

arose May 29, 2008 07:46 AM

I am heading to Ocean City, MD for the weekend and want to cook a local meal on Saturday night. Does anyone know of any local farms, fish markets or farmers markets that you would recommend?

Thanks so much!

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    treetop tom May 29, 2008 08:47 AM

    Kind of early in the growing season. Sadly, the OC Farmers Market will not be open on Saturdays until next month. But you will drive by dozens of roadside markets on US 50 on the way there, some of which actually have local produce - although check carefully - this early most of them get their produce from the same vendors and wholesalers as your local Safeway.

    The OCEAN CITY FARMERS MARKET will be at the Phillips Restaurant parking lot from 8 am to 1 pm. Highlights include seasonal, fresh vegtables of all types, plants, flowers and herbs, and more!

    142nd St & Coastal Hwy.
    Ocean City, MD

    The schedule follows:
    Sunday, May 4 - Oct. 5, 2008
    Tuesday, June 24 - Sept. 2, 2008
    Thursday, June 5 - Sept. 4, 2008
    Saturday, June 7, - Oct. 4, 2008

    For local fish markets, I like Martin Fish (12929 Harbor Road, West Ocean City). They are a family-owned company that sells mostly wholesale to the restaurants, but do sell retail. 410-213-2195

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    1. re: treetop tom
      arose May 29, 2008 09:16 AM

      This is great. thanks so much. I will definitely keep my eye open for farms along the way.

      1. re: arose
        treetop tom May 29, 2008 10:11 AM

        Spoke to my parents who live on the Eastern Shore - they found good local strawberries and asparagus but nothing else at Wright's Farm Market in Mardela Springs, about 10 miles west of Salisbury on the north side of US 50. You can't miss their windmill.

      2. re: treetop tom
        arose Jun 2, 2008 10:17 AM

        I went to Martin Fish, which I had a hard time finding, but the fish was fresh and cheap and they had a pretty good selection. Thanks for the rec!

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        pineychef May 29, 2008 09:43 AM

        If you will anywhere near Rehoboth, Afishionado Seafood Market is highly recommended

        Afishionado Seafood Market ~ 19730 Coastal Hwy, Unit 1 ~ Rehoboth, DE ~ 302-227-0480 ~ afishionado2@aol.com

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