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MINI GRANT SPOTLIGHT

Delmarva Discovery Museum to Revamp Interpretive Signage

The Delmarva Discovery Museum has some new and exciting activities underway. They are using their grant funding to develop a template for interpretive signage to be used throughout the museum, replacing much of what is there, as well as developing and implementing signage for the existing touch tank and for the new seahorse and oyster reef tank exhibits. The touch tank, seahorse and oyster reef tanks are located in a central area of the museum. Education staff will be developing a program that will tie the three tanks together. In addition to the programming, the seahorse and oyster reef will be receiving some refurbishments to the exhibit and filtration systems. 
The entire project will modernize interpretive signage and provide innovative heritage tourism related exhibits, educational programs, and the opportunity to easily change out information as species are added and exchanged. Find out more about the Delmarva Discovery Museum.

DELMARVA DISCOVERY MUSEUM
THINGS TO DO

Pick Your Choice of U-Pick Farm Experiences!

The season is upon us! Here's a handy list of U-Pick opportunities here in the heritage area.

Oakley's Farm Market
27466 Ocean Gateway (US Rt. 50 West), Hebron, MD 21830; 410-860-8553
Pick-your-own strawberries in the spring; pumpkins and corn maze in October. 
Open: 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm until October 31.
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Peach Blossom Farm
27616 Little Lane, Salisbury, MD 21801; 410-742-6545
Family-run U-Pick farm with blackberries.
Open: Sunup to sundown daily. Berries should be available starting July 10; call first to double-check.

Wright's Market 
9300 Old Railroad Road, Mardela Springs, MD 21837; 410-742-8845
U-Pick strawberries through June 15. U-Pick pumpkins available September–November
Open: Daily, 8:30am-6pm in season

Assateague Farm
11832 Assateague Rd, Berlin, MD 21811; 410-660-5205; info@assateaguefarm.com
U-Pick blackberry season usually runs from June through the first couple weeks of August. Check website or call for current hours. 
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Pablo's Bowls
8816 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811; 410-973-2711
U-Pick strawberries and blueberries. Herbs and spices, tomatoes, fresh eggs, picnic area, farm animals. Offering a wide variety of hydroponic vegetables, fruits and herbs. No synthetic pesticides or fertilizers used. 
Open: May to October, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
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Feast Your Eyes and Tastebuds on Our Local Farmers Markets

SOMERSET COUNTY

Princess Anne Shore Fresh Growers Farmers Market
30251 Prince William Street, Princess Anne; 410-713-9309; vcalder@umd.edu or sfgamarkets@gmail.com  
Open Thursday, 3-6pm, June 3 – October 28

WICOMICO COUNTY

Camden Avenue Farmers Market
1401 Camden Avenue, Salisbury; CamdenAveFarmersMarket@gmail.com  
Open Tuesday, 2:30-5:30pm, year-round

Salisbury Shore Fresh Farmers Market
1 East Market Street, Salisbury; 410-713-9309, vcalder@umd.edu or sfgamarkets@gmail.com
Open Saturday, 8am-noon from May 22 to November 22

WORCESTER COUNTY

Berlin Farmers Market
Downtown Berlin on Pitts Street, Commerce Street, and Main Street, Berlin; 410-629-1722 or 410-973-2051; iwells@berlinmd.govberlinmainstreet.com/farmersmarket
Open Sunday, 9am-1pm from May to September

Ocean City Farmers Market 
Old Phillips Restaurant, 142nd Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. *NEW LOCATION COMING IN JUNE*??
410-726-7330; pwimbrow1956@gmail.com 

Open Saturday and Sunday, 8am-1pm, May to October; Tuesday and Thursday, 8am-1 pm, June to August

Ocean Pines Farmers Market
Whitehorse Park, Ocean Pines; oceanpinesfarmersmarket.david@gmail.com 
Open Saturday, 8am-1pm, year-round

Celebrate National Dairy Month in June at Chesapeake Bay Farms in Pocomoke and Berlin!
“We’re a cow to cone operation.” – Laura & Danny Holland
Take Your Best Shot in the Coastal Bays Photo Contest
The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is producing a 2022 calendar as a fundraising initiative and is looking for submissions of photos of our bays and the life that resides within our watershed. Whenever you are out on the bays and capture pictures of your favorite spots or bay critters, be sure to send your best photos to help support the protection of the Coastal Bays! Photographers whose images are chosen will received photo credit as well as calendars to share their fame with friends and family.

Community members of all ages are welcome to submit their photographs. Local students and artists are also encouraged to submit their artwork, such as drawings, paintings, cartoons, etc., to be included within the calendar.

Closing date is July 1. Details here
 
PHOTO CONTEST DETAILS
EVENTS

Soft Shell Festival

Exhibit: Delmarva: People, Place, and Time, Salisbury University
Ongoing
This self-guided exhibit highlights various aspects of Delmarva history, including Native Americans and early settlers, agriculture and water, military contributions, and an early 19th century home. At Guerrieri Academic Commons, Niemann Gallery. Open During GAC hours.


Event: Soft Shell Festival
May 30
City Dock, 1300 West Main Street, Crisfield. Fresh soft crab sandwiches and crab cake sandwiches available for sale. Featuring the 2021 inductees into the Crisfield Waterman’s Hall of Fame. 12-4pm. 

Event: Movies in Berlin Filmfest
June 11-13
Taylor House Museum, Berlin. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tuck Everlasting and filmmaking in Berlin! 
  • Friday 6:30pm - Special guest speaker Jack Gerbes of the Maryland Film Commission talks all things Tuck!
  • Saturday 8:30pm - Tuck Everlasting on the big screen with a special intro by Jay Russell, director of Tuck Everlasting. Pod seating. Bring a chair or blanket. Free.
  • Sunday 8:30pm - Runaway Bride. Free.
Event: Pollinator Garden Tour
June 25-26
The Lower Shore Land Trust will hold their first-ever Pollinator Garden Tour. The tour will be self-guided and cover nine pollinator-friendly gardens across Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. 
HELPING US MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We Couldn't Do It Without You!

Thanks to these new members for their support!
Edward H. Nabb Research Center
Jeff Bacon
Pocomoke City
Smith Island United

It’s never too late to become a member. Click below to join!
 
"This is an effort to draw together the benefits of a natural environment that needs to be protected and discovered. So glad to support this organization!" 
– ANN COATES, Owner, Bishop’s Stock, Snow Hill
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Help preserve, protect, and promote the Lower Eastern Shore's cultural traditions, historic sites, and natural landscapes by becoming a member of the Beach to Bay Heritage Area! Stay connected to our exciting projects and programs, learn about funding opportunities and ways to get involved.

We are partnering with the Rural Maryland Council to create online virtual tours of our historic sites, attractions and museums in order to encourage folks to get back to visiting when the time is right.

We are partners with the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to encourage and enable all of our heritage area stakeholders here on the shore to apply for capital improvement projects, whether it is façade improvements, building a new exhibit or creating handicap accessibility.

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