25/05/18 12:31 PM

Everything you need for a great grill out or picnic this Memorial Day Weekend can be found at Old Beach Farmers Market, including:

The Bakery at Riverside Farm is back and will be at OBFM all summer. This week look for your favorite sourdough loaves, scones, muffins, and strawberry treats.

Cromwell’s Produce comes to the market with fresh may peas in the hull or shelled, sugar snaps, red and green leaf lettuce, red and green Romain, spring onions, as well as curly and Tuscan kale.

Look for Crunchy Carrot’s  new summer special, the Hydration Station. It is made with watermelon, kale, and mint and is so so good. It’s an amazing electrolyte replenisher and kidney cleanser. Look for Crunchy Carrot outside the market at Leaping Lizard Cafe on Shore Drive, moving from their previous location at Bishopsgate Department Store.

Elizabeth Eats will be selling Tropical Bites, Mint Chocolate Bites, Vanilla Cake Bites, Strawberry Chocolate Fudge, Pecan Cashew Butter, Savory Nut and Seed Bread, Chocolate Cashew Milk, Turmeric Almond Milk, and Almond Milk.

Flour Child Bakery will be at the market with favorites like jumbo cinnamon rolls, new pecan sticky buns, a variety of scones, chewy-soft cookies, and  deep-dish pies including Cherry Lattice, Salted Caramel Apple, Key Lime, Coconut Custard, Lemon Chess, & Strawberry Rhubarb, perfect for Memorial Day cookouts!

Jubilee Seafood has soft-shell and hardshell crabs for pre-orders. Also look for scallop, littlenecks, oysters, and tuna.

Organic Beets, Romanesca Cauliflower and Broccoli are three new crops that Mattawoman Creek Farms will be bringing to the market Saturday. They will also have Lettuce (4 varieties), Carrots, Radishes, Kale, Bunching Onions, Kohlrabi, Arugula and Bok Choy. All organic and grown at Mattawoman.

Sandi’s Sandies has a special this week only, mini Double Lemon Scones  in addition to Walnut Sandies, Ginger Snaps and Gluten Free Oatmeal cookies w/walnuts raisins and coconut.

Look for a new produce from Savor the Olive featured this weekend at the OBFM: water-powered, stone-ground Heirloom Hickory King White Grits, a Virginia’s Finest product.

Vegan sweets and Chick-Un Burgers are offered from My Vegan Sweet Tooth. They also have a new guy doing the market right now, Jacob, so make him feel welcome.


OBFM is having a donation/membership drive this Saturday. Market board member Denny and wife Pat Wance have graciously donated a total of 6 small, cherry trees of the Yoshino and Weeping varieties as an incentive. They (the trees–not Denny & Pat) are 2-3 feet tall and available for a donation at the Information Tent. Our patrons are invited to come and play “Let’s Make a Deal” for a good cause under our big top!

Come to the market, and stay for all the Memorial Day Weekend festivities at the Oceanfront.


We’re back! OBFM markets now run every Saturday through the summer and fall season. Welcome back to the market for the first time this year: Cromwell’s Produce and Sandi’s Sandies!


What is green and goes to summer camp? … A Brussels Scout !!!




A great way to enjoy grilled fish this Memorial Day Weekend is with my Sassy Southern Tartar Sauce, a quick and easy accoutrement that has a bit of sweet and a bit of heat. Try it this season on soft-shell crabs, too.  

In a large mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup mayonnaise; 1-1/2 teaspoons bread and butter pickles, finely chopped; 1-1/2 teaspoons minced sweet onion, such as Vidalia; 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice; and 1/8 teaspoon salt and mix well. Add garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Yields approximately 1/2 cup.

Recipe from Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

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The Bakery at Riverside Farm

Beach Biscotti

Buck & Bramble

The Butter Brothers

The Creative Wedge

Cromwell’s Produce

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Crunchy Carrot

Doughminion Donuts

Elizabeth Eats

Flour Child Bakery

Full Quiver Farm

Give. Treat. Love.

Grace & Gratitude

The Green Cat

It Started with a Fig

JR’s Microgreens of V.B.

Jubilee Seafood 2

Mattawoman Creek Farms

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

Nottalotta Acres Urban Farm

Pelon’s Baja Grill

The Prissy Pickle Company

Sandi’s Sandies

Savor the Olive

Speedy’s Sauce Co.


Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farm

Veg Out Gardens

Vy’s Pies

Whole Body Health

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

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