Berlin Business Plans Fall Outdoor Market

BERLIN – Urban Nectar is starting its fall market for the season, beginning Sept. 11.

The outdoor market will take place every Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and will offer products from 10 local vendors, according to owner Shanen Cute.

These products include produce, greens, soaps, lotions, goat milk, gourmet treats, jewelry and more.

Cute says these vendors will stay consistent throughout the fall months, but a few shops may join the market.

Because of the live demonstrations and the various vendors on hand for the fall season, Cute says she almost named the market “Artisan’s Co-op.”

Spearheading the market is Ashley Harrison of Terrapin Farms and a market vendor for Urban Nectar.

Terrapin Farms, a local hydroponic and organic farm that delivers produce to restaurants on the Eastern Shore, was one of the first vendors to sign on with Urban Nectar when it started its indoor market last September, according to Harrison. Since then, the store has continued carrying their greens.

Harrison took on the responsibility of hosting the event and this reopening comes with several changes, Harrison says.

The market, originally scheduled on Thursdays during the summer, will now take place on Sundays and will be located on a different section of the property to give the vendors more foot traffic and parking, according to Harrison.

The fall market will continue to have goats, along with tie dye workshops and will remain open throughout the year, but will move indoors when the weather gets colder.

All products that aren’t sold will be moved inside to sell.

Swell, a vendor inside the store, will be selling coffee and treats for visitors.

In addition to the market, the store will continue to operate at its normal hours.

Cute, owner of the former Loco Mojo, opened Urban Nectar Oct. 22 of last year. The store carries organic food, arts and crafts from 110 local artisans, according to Cute. Approximately 95 percent of the vendors are from Worcester County.

Cute says she hopes the market will promote the local artisans that work with Urban Nectar.

For more information, visit Urban Nectar’s Facebook page or the fall market’s event page.

“We are excited,” Harrison says. “We hope the community comes out and supports everything.”

About The Author: Bethany Hooper

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Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.