Chincoteague oysters, heirloom veggies and artisan bread every Friday at Milton Farmers Market
Fresh and sustainable farm-raised oysters from Chinky Salt Oyster Company are available from 3 to 6 p.m., every Friday at the Milton Farmers Market on Union Street in historic Milton. Chinky’s oysters are raised in cages or on private reefs following an environmentally sound process and then harvested from healthy populations. A baker’s dozen of 13 local oysters sells for $12; 25 oysters for $20, and a bag of 50 for $40. Owners Chris and Trina are happy to shuck oysters on site for consumption and will offer singles to taste for $1.
A loaf of delicious crusty bread baked in the Old World tradition would partner well with those oysters. At Old World Breads, all products are made without preservatives and enhancers. Each week, Old World Bread offers several varieties of loaves and rolls at the Milton Farmers Market, all baked and flavored from natural products including milk, eggs, flour, cheese, tree nuts, seeds, butter, yeast, canola oil, and olive oil, with some breads mixed with fruits and vegetables.
Every visitor to the Milton Farmers Market will find a wealth of fresh and wholesome vegetable selections at the various farmers’ tents. Baywater Greens, a Salisbury supplier of hydroponic salad greens, has expanded its product line to include several heirloom non-GMO vegetables. Look for heirloom tomatoes in multiple sizes and colors; long shelf-life cherry tomatoes; sweet peppers; eggplant in traditional colors or striped; and squash in many shapes, colors and flavors. Salad greens are all grown hydroponically without pesticides and offered in a range of varieties.
The Milton Farmers Market is on the corner of Union Street and Magnolia Street in downtown Milton with free parking available on-street or in the large lot on Magnolia. There is always live music, prepared dinners to be consumed onsite or at home, farm fresh milk, ice cream, and everything needed to bring fresh and wholesome selections to a table, pantry or freezer. Specialty items including homemade jams, honey from local hives, abundantly blooming planters, and scrumptious baked goods are available throughout the market grounds.