It seems we’ve finally left winter behind and, along with sunshine and warm breezes, we are very excited to welcome the Pike Central Farmers Market back to White Flint! Reopening for their second year this Saturday, April 13th, the market will feature over 40 local farmers, food artisans, meat and seafood vendors and much more. Come hungry as there are always food trucks and other options ready for devouring on-site.
Mitch Berliner and Debra Moser began Central Farm Markets as a retirement project five years ago. Their original Bethesda Central Market, which runs on Sundays, was joined by Pike Central last year. “Both Bethesda Central and Pike Central will celebrate the anniversary with a full season of wine tastings, chef demos, Kids Club activities, green product demos, Yoga classes, great musicians, as well as the annual Oyster Festival in Rockville, Bake-Bethesda-A-Pie Contest, ‘Where in the World is Your Market Red Bag Contest,’ annual Halloween party, guest bloggers, a visit from Mr. Divabetic from NYC and themed months with special events dedicated to those themes,” says Moser.
The usual Pike Central offerings will be complimented with new additions, including the Cook’s Corner with Chef Lynne Foster. Cook’s Corner will be the “place for all things food, including cooking classes for adults and children, food demonstrations, market food tours, knife skills and small gadget demos.”
And, keep an eye out for your Friends. That’s right — the Friends of White Flint team will be present at several markets throughout the season to meet in person and talk more about what’s coming to White Flint.
Pike Central Farmers Market is located on the Pike and Rose property, at Rockville Pike between Old Georgetown and Montrose Roads. The market will be open Saturdays through December 22nd from 9am until 2pm. Plenty of parking is available on-site.