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Local Farmers Markets around Garrett County to visit this summer

  1. Oakland Farmers Market: Located in the heart of downtown Oakland, the Oakland Farmers Market is a beloved community gathering spot. Open seasonally from May to October, this market features a variety of vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, crafts, and more. Live music and special events add to the festive atmosphere.
  2. Mountain Fresh Farmers Market: The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market operates at multiple locations throughout Garrett County, including Oakland, Grantsville, and Accident. This expansive market showcases the bounty of the region, with a wide selection of locally grown produce, meats, dairy products, honey, flowers, and handmade crafts. Visitors can interact with farmers and artisans, learn about sustainable agriculture, and enjoy a true farm-to-table experience.
  3. Grantsville Farmers Market: Located in the charming town of Grantsville, the Grantsville Farmers Market offers a quaint and cozy setting for shopping for fresh, locally sourced goods. Open on Saturdays during the summer months, this market features a variety of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, homemade jams, baked goods, and more. Visitors can also enjoy food trucks, live music, and other entertainment.
  4. Friendsville Farmers Market: Situated along the scenic Youghiogheny River, the Friendsville Farmers Market offers a picturesque setting for shopping for farm-fresh produce and locally made products. Open on Fridays during the summer season, this market boasts a friendly and laid-back atmosphere, with vendors selling a diverse array of goods, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and artisan crafts.
  5. Accident Farmers Market: The Accident Farmers Market provides a charming and welcoming environment for visitors to browse a wide selection of locally grown and produced goods. Open on Fridays during the summer months, this market features vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to handmade crafts and baked goods. Visitors can also enjoy live music, special events, and demonstrations showcasing the talents of local artisans and farmers.

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor exploring Garrett County’s scenic countryside, the farmers markets offer a delightful opportunity to connect with the community, support local businesses, and savor the flavors of the region’s rich agricultural heritage. Don’t miss the chance to experience the abundance of fresh, seasonal produce and artisanal goods that Garrett County has to offer at these wonderful markets.



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Jay Ferguson

Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.