(May 29, 2020) Trimper’s Rides is adding a completely different component to its Boardwalk amusements this summer — a farmers market that it hopes will become one of the area’s premier attractions.
Trimper’s Greenmarket opens Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the amusement park on South 1st Street and will continue every Friday through Nov. 27.
“I wanted to create this event because I believe the Greenmarket is the center of any community, and I think given the covid-19 crisis, there couldn’t be a better opportunity to bring our community together over food and fresh produce outdoors,” said Trimper’s President Antoinette Bruno.
With a focus on the Eastern Shore’s agriculture, the Greenmarket will offer mushrooms, fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. In addition, products such as herbal salves and natural remedies made from locally grown ingredients will be for sale.
Bruno said she hopes to offer online pre-ordering for the market soon.
During the market, visitors can participate in activities at the park. This weekend, market guests can attend free tours of the historic and restored rides, apartments and party venues. Other activities will be unveiled soon.
The farmers market is the first of several “In the Park” community events at the Ocean City landmark this season.
“We’re going to have a summer concert series on Sunday nights,” Bruno said. “It’s called the Sister Cities Summer Concert Series, and we’re partnering with Baltimore.”
The series will feature up-and-coming indie artists from the Baltimore music scene.
Then, Art in the Park will showcase creations by local artists.
Toward the end of the summer, Dine in the Park, a ticketed walk-around event, will enrich visitors’ taste buds with dishes from regional chefs.
“It’s going to showcase culinary talent from all over the Eastern Shore from the Delmarva Peninsula,” Bruno said.
More details about Sister Cities Summer Concerts in the Park, Art in the Park and Dine in the Park will be announced on Trimper’s Facebook page.
Bruno hopes to work with more than 50 vendors for the Greenmarket, including regional farmers, seafood producers and bakers. Currently, she has confirmed about seven vendors for opening day.
Farmers and similar vendors interested in participating in the market should apply online.
For more information, visit trimperrides.com.