The Anne Arundel County Farmers Market, located at the the intersection of Riva Road and Harry S Truman Parkway will open for the season Saturday, April 4th from 7a.m. to noon.
In order to qualify for admission to this popular market, all produce, farm goods, prepared foods and crafts must be made in Anne Arundel County. This weekend, expect to find meat, early-season vegetables, some landscape plants, potted herbs and a variety of baked goods for sale from more than 50 local purveyors. 410-349-0317
Starting April 12th, market hours will be:
- Saturday 7 a.m. to noon
- Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Williams Sonoma in the Westfield Annapolis Mall offers great classes for kids. March 28th they are offering Eggs-cellent Eggs at 9:30 AM. “Eggs aren’t just yummy, they are good for you. Learn some basic egg-cooking techniques plus eggs-traordinary wasps to enjoy those hard boiled eggs that you’ve decorated”. Suitable for ages 5-13.
Phillips Seafood’s Annapolis Crab Deck, located at 14 Dock Street in downtown Annapolis will open Wednesday April 1st. 410.280.2722. Seasonal hours through the fall are:
- Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a 3 course Chilean Wine Dinner at Crush Kitchen and Winehouse, 114 West Street in Annapolis on Monday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m. $45 per person. During the 1800s, the wine industry in Chile expanded exponentially with the establishment of the Quinta Normal Agriculture and the import of Bordeaux grapes. Now, Chilean wines are rising stars in the wine world, producing high quality, inexpensive white, red and dessert wines. (410) 216-9444
A Cook’s Café, 911 Commerce Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 is offering a new takeout menu, available every Thursday. Simply call in advance to place your order for the three course, home-style meal. Pick up anytime between 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Cost is $16.25 per adult meal and half that for child sized meals. This week’s menu showcases bold, bright flavors: Fresh Fruit Salad, Jerk-spiced Pork Tenderloin served with Pineapple Salsa, Caribbean Black Beans and Rice with Banana Pudding for dessert. (410) 266-1511
The cafe is also selling it’s wonderful house made dressings and vinaigrettes in 6 ounce bottles. That you really need to try!
Union Market, located at 1309 5th Street NE, in Northeast Washington D.C., will honor one of Washington, DC’s most beautiful traditions, the National Cherry Blossom Festival. From Friday, March 20 through Sunday, April 12, 2015, the vibrant district filled with interesting restaurants, food vendors and household retail shops will offer a handful of blossom-inspired perks, including free rosé tastings, unique dinnerware discounts and a deliciously sweet Sakura Black tea blend commemorating the festival’s Japanese origins. Visit the market’s website to find more menus and offers from the many purveyors located there. Offers will be available throughout the Festival’s three-week celebration.
Red, Red Wine Bar, located on Main Street in downtown Annapolis, is offering 2013 Sabine Rose, “a bracing, crisp, bone dry Rose with notes of strawberry, sherry, spring and summer, on tap. It wasn’t so long ago that Rose, a crisp, dry, easily drinkable pink wine from Provence, was closely associated with twinsets and ladies-who-lunch. Recently, though, Rose has reappeared as a delicious and well respected, serious wine with its own merits.
RRWB and sister restaurant Dry 85 have also just released new cocktail menus perfect for celebrating the end of a long winter. Santé (410) 990-1144
Agriberry, an all-berry CSA coordinated in Annapolis by local entrepreneur Susan Noyce, is one of the only all berry and fruit CSA’s in the United States. The CSA uses fruit from Susan’s sister’s farm, located in nearby Virginia. Susan is offering a visit to the farm, and workshops to learn how to prune and care for fruit trees on Saturday, March 28th at 1:30 p.m. 410-703-5381
The new Crofton Farmers Market is shaping up to be one of Anne Arundel County’s largest with 42 confirmed vendors and a KidZone. Located in the parking lot of the Crofton Station Shopping Center near Giant Food at the corner of MD Route 3 N and Davidsonville Road, the market’s grand opening is slated for April 15th and will be held Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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