July 14, 2024

Canceled: Fly-In Farmers Market March 21

Next Fly-In Farmers Market March 21

UPDATE: Historic Sotterley has announced that the Fly-In Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been canceled.

“While we are saddened for the need to cancel this popular event, we recognize that the health and safety of our community in this uncertain time must be our top priority. We have loved sharing this wonderful winter market with our Southern Maryland region, and we will look forward to hosting it again in the future. Our sincerest thanks to our St. Mary’s County Regional Airport for hosting this event for the past two years, and for allowing us to be part of their 50-year anniversary celebration,” officials from Sotterley said in a Facebook post. “At Historic Sotterley we are continuing planning for the incredible programming we have in store for 2020. We know the significance and beauty of Sotterley will continue to be both an asset and a balm to our community, and we look forward to sharing it with each of you.”

The March 21 Fly-In Farmers Market will offer the opportunity to take advantage of some of the region’s best farmers market offerings. America’s only Fly-In market is back by popular demand at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport inside the terminal building.

Shoppers can treat themselves to local farm products from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, March 21. There will be locally farmed oysters, breads, baked goods, honey, meats, eggs, and pork as well as hard apple cider, bourbon, and whiskeys. The March 21 market is sponsored by Historic Sotterley and is being hosted by BoonDoogie Farm.

For the February market, State Sen. Jack Bailey and Del. Brian Crosby made a “bipartisan” arrival by helicopter. There’s no telling who you might run into.

The Fly-In Farmers Market is unique to St. Mary’s County and highlights the bond between the local agriculture and aquaculture community with the creative and knowledge-based economy supporting our aerospace industry.

While St. Mary’s County has attractive assets and NAS Patuxent River draws professionals from all over the county, the region is working hard to retain its homegrown workforce.

“Events like this add to the quality of life as well as workforce attraction and retention,” said Chris Kaselemis, director of economic development for St. Mary’s County.

While this is a Fly-In market because it is located in the terminal building, most people simply drive or bike to the event.

Other upcoming events at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

April 2020 — “World’s Fastest Bourbon”/Art Nalls’ Harrier
April 18, 2020 — VMC Club (pilot safety/proficiency forum)
May 16, 2020 — Taxiway 5K Run
May 16, 2020 — VMC Club (pilot safety/proficiency forum)
May 2020 — Vintage Aircraft / Vintage Cars
June 13, 2020 — EAA Young Eagles (free flights for youths age 8-17)
June 20, 2020 — VMC Club (pilot safety/proficiency forum)
July 2020 — Open Hangar Night
July 2020 — Maryland Airport Managers Association (invitation only)

The events are located in the emerging Airport Innovation District at 44200 Airport Road, California, MD 20619.

For more information on the opportunities at the growing technology park at the airport, contact Ken Reed of S. Hunt Aero at [email protected], St. Mary’s County Regional Airport, 44174 Airport Road, California, MD 20619.

To learn more about S. Hunt Aero, visit its Leader member page.

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