Poolesville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market Set To Open on Saturday, May 7

The Poolesville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market is set to open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at 19701 Fisher Ave, commonly known as the Whalen Commons. It’s a locally run farmers market full of produce, art, soaps, meat and much more. “Come by to see our fun vendors or just to experience the town.”

Vendors include:

Tamara’s Bites: Not only is she a wonderful mother, chef Tamara works all week to provide our market with the best baked goods! Based in Dickerson Maryland. Tamara makes sweet treats that are guaranteed to make any dinner party, special occasion, or even cheat meal simply amazing.

Jack Flint: A local farmer specializing in organic table crops, specialty greens, and “Rainbow eggs”

Gracefully Rustic Woodworks: Phil Brower is locally based in Poolesville. Specializing in rustic reclaimed wood decor and live edge charcuterie and cutting boards. All wood is locally sourced. Custom orders welcome.

Max’s Microgreens: Based directly in the heart of Poolesville Maryland, Max’s Microgreens, is a must see stand. Owner Max Knight is a Poolesville High School graduate who loves trying new things, after extensive research on microgreens he kickstarted an amazing business at only 18!

Hen & Hearth: Nestled in the heart of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Hen & Hearth kitchen produces an extensive variety of baked goods, capable of fulfilling large or small scale orders. Molding her extensive culinary expertise with hearty, rustic, farm fresh ingredients from local agricultural producers, chef Wendland can customize products to your operational needs.

Savage Acres Farm: Located just outside Poolesville in Dickerson, MD, just off route 28 on a multi-generational family farm. Savage acres provides local beef, pork, and chicken from farm to the plate. They also produce heritage corn flour straight from their field. Corn grown on the farm, ground into fresh corn flour and corn meal. Available in heritage blue and red as well. Grassfed, all-natural beef raised on the farm. Grab some burgers for your grill or a steak to celebrate. Offering pork and chicken as well.
DJ The Baker: My name is Hasan Cumberbatch. Growing up, I often watched my mom in the kitchen preparing meals; whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. The aroma of the foods was always quite interesting and often made me stay in the kitchen. I was encouraged to add spices and other flavors to the tasty home cooked meals and soon I was trying things on my own. I became very interested in cooking.
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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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