North Carroll: Hampstead Farmers Market opening for season; golf tournament to benefit Young Marines

North Carroll: Hampstead Farmers Market opening for season; golf tournament to benefit Young Marines
The Hampstead Farmers’ Market, pictured last year, opens Saturday, June 1, and will be open from 8:30 a.m. until noon on the carnival grounds at the Hampstead fire company. (Courtesy photo)

The warmer weather has everyone out and about. Getting up as the sun does, maybe tending to the yard, hitting some flea markets or car shows in the area, and just enjoying the warmth and sunshine.

Why not add to your list of tasks to stop by the Hampstead Farmers’ Market? The 10th annual Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, June 1, and will be open from 8:30 a.m. until noon on the carnival grounds at the Hampstead fire company.


The market organizers have a lot of awesome things planned for the day, including live music from 9 a.m. until noon by Bert Kekauoha; All About Memories, a magic and balloon sculpting presentation by Dave Thomen of D’s Magic, from 10 to 11 a.m.; and complimentary face painting for children between 10 a.m. and noon, by Masquerade Studios.

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m.

“We’re so excited to be celebrating our 10th season and really want to show our appreciation to the community and to our wonderful vendors for their support over the years,” said Marlene Duff, market manager.

According to Duff, the market advisory committee “has been hard at work to try and make this year special.” In addition to the awesome entertainment and vendors, there will be complimentary wildflower seed packets handed out to customers on opening day, “as a way to emphasize its tagline for this season: “10 Years and Growing!” according to a news release.

Something else the committee has organized is a weekly raffle to thank the customers. Customers visiting the market can enter a drawing for a gift, courtesy of the vendors at the market.

Other upcoming events include a special 10th anniversary celebration day on Aug. 3 that will kick off National Farmers’ Market Week , which runs Aug. 4-10.

Live music and breakfast options will be available each week of the market. This market hosted more than 29,000 visitors in 2019 and there are even more new vendors this year, and each was juried by the committee for the producer-only market.

Some of the vendors that will be there include, but are not limited to, The Bakers Guild, Bev’s Nuts, Cliffs Salsa, Fruitful Farm, and Ginger’s Jams & More; and two of the new vendors include Bonnie McGhee Crochet and Cannon Apiary Local Honey.

The fire company grounds are at 1341 N. Main St. in Hampstead. For more information on the market, visit, email or call 443-821-1339.

NESAP news

Just a reminder that the North East Social Action Program, or NESAP, is selling Orioles tickets as a fundraiser, for the July 14 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tickets must be purchased by June 11 and are for Section 77. Tickets are $19 each, and for each ticket sold NESAP earns $5 for its assistance programs.

For more information, or to buy Orioles tickets, call Lynn Sheavly at 443-952-0097.

Golf Tournament

The 12th annual Captain’s Choice Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament will be held June 15 at South Hills Golf Course.

Registration for the tournament, which is a fundraiser for the Carroll County Young Marines, will be at noon, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.


The cost to participate is $75 per person or $300 for a team, and includes cart, green fees, range balls, parking lot shuttle, ball handling assistance, beer and soda on the course, and a picnic buffet.

There is a $20 package deal offered that includes two mulligans, 12 raffle tickets for door prizes, a golf kit entry (worth more than $400). Prizes will be awarded: first, $500; second, $300; third, $200 places par 3, and there will be a 50/50 raffle as well. In addition, sponsorships are available.

In 2018, the event raised more than $4,000. The money raised will benefit the organization, the Gold Star Mothers, and scholarships for college-bound children of Marines in Carroll County.

The course is located at 925 Westminster Ave. in Hanover, Pennsylvania. For more information or to register, visit, call Daniel Turner at 703-342-8969 or email, or contact David Brown at


Hampstead Day: May 25, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Arcadia Carnival Grounds, 16020 Carnival Ave., Upperco. Free admission/parking. Vendors, food, entertainment, car show and more. Information: Miller’s Ladies Spring Yard Sale: May 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Picnic Woods Building, 4224 Miller’s Station Road, Manchester. Information: Laura Geiwitz, 410-239-8935 or 410-458-0443. Bocce Ball Mixer: May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bocce Ball Courts, 3017 Walnut St., Manchester. Games, food, raffles and prizes. Free admission. Information: Jody Ledford, 443-271-0049,; Vince DePalmer, 410-374-6193, Elvis is in the Building: May 18, doors 6:45 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., Manchester fire company carnival grounds, 3297 York St., Manchester. $20/person. Featuring Jeff Krick as Elvis. Information/tickets: Robin, 410-596-5900 or Lynn, 443-340-1379. SGE Playground Fundraiser Golf tournament: May 18, tee time 7:30 a.m., Oakmont Green Golf Course, 2290 Golf View Lane, Hampstead. $90/person; $360/foursome. Benefits SGE Playground Fund. Information/register: 410-751-3433/ Plant Swap: May 19, 1-3 p.m., Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center, 3400 Wilhelm Lane, Manchester. Free. Bring unwanted plants/get new plants. Information: 410-374-3395/ Hampstead School reunion: June 1, noon, Hampstead Fire Hall, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. For those that attended 1919-1985. $25/person. Information: Lee Stansfield, 410-374-1770; Jane Alban, 410-374-4454.