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Find Us at Events in September & October!

Looking for your favorite Neat Nick Preserves?

Here’s a simple list of where we’ll be through the end of October!

Hope you’ll stop by to say hello and to try some of our delectable, handmade, small-batch preserves. They’re a perfect treat for you, your family, your friends, your neighbors, your other neighbors, or as unique gifts!

No time to visit a market or festival? No problem! You can order online and we’ll ship your favorite jams, jellies, and butters straight to your door.

You can also find our products at our favorite Stockists, now including locations throughout central Maryland, and in select destinations in New Jersey and Washington, DC

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September 28th (Thursday)

Clarksville Commons Farmers’ Market

3pm – 7pm

12240 Clarksville Pike

Clarksville, MD 21029

https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillecommons/

http://clarksvillecommons.com/


September 30th (Saturday)

Ellicott City Old Town Market

Saturday, Sept. 30th

9am – 1pm

8390 Main St, Ellicott City, MD, 21043​ (Next to The Wine Bin)

https://www.facebook.com/EllicottCityOldTownMarket/

http://www.ellicottcityoldtownmarket.com/

 

BreakFEST

Saturday, Sept. 30th

9am – noon

Rooster + Hen Store

2302 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD, 21228

https://www.facebook.com/events/560492784281837/

http://www.roosterandhenstore.com/

 

Piney Run Park Apple Festival

Saturday, Sept. 30th

10am – 4pm

30 Martz Road

Sykesville, MD, 21784

http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/recpark/pineyrun/

 

Hops & Harvest Festival

Saturday, Sept. 30th

Noon – 9pm

Columbia, MD

https://www.facebook.com/HopsandHarvest/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1946261055660003/

 


October 1st (Sunday)

 

Sykesville Farmers’ Market

9am – 1pm

Sandosky Rd

Sykesville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/sykesvillefarmersmarket/

 

Catonsville Sunday Farmers’ Market

10am – 1:30pm

15 Mellor Avenue

Catonsville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/Catonsville-Sunday-Farmers-Market-314747855268390/

 


October 5 (Thursday)

 

Clarksville Commons Farmers’ Market

3pm – 7pm

12240 Clarksville Pike

Clarksville, MD 21029

https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillecommons/

http://clarksvillecommons.com/

 


October 7th (Saturday)

 

Ellicott City Old Town Market

9am – 1pm

8390 Main St, Ellicott City, MD, 21043​ (Next to The Wine Bin)

https://www.facebook.com/EllicottCityOldTownMarket/

http://www.ellicottcityoldtownmarket.com/

 


October 8th (Sunday)

 

Sykesville Farmers’ Market

9am – 1pm

Sandosky Rd

Sykesville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/sykesvillefarmersmarket/

 

Catonsville Sunday Farmers’ Market

10am – 1:30pm

15 Mellor Avenue

Catonsville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/Catonsville-Sunday-Farmers-Market-314747855268390/

 


October 12 (Thursday)

 

Clarksville Commons Farmers’ Market

3pm – 7pm

12240 Clarksville Pike

Clarksville, MD 21029

https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillecommons/

http://clarksvillecommons.com/

 


October 14th (Saturday)

 

Catoctin Colorfest

9am – 5pm

Thurmont Community Park

21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788

https://www.visitfrederick.org/event/catoctin-colorfest/7331/

 

Ellicott City Old Town Market

9am – 1pm

8390 Main St, Ellicott City, MD, 21043​ (Next to The Wine Bin)

https://www.facebook.com/EllicottCityOldTownMarket/

http://www.ellicottcityoldtownmarket.com/

 


October 15th (Sunday)

 

Catoctin Colorfest

9am – 5pm

Thurmont Community Park

21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788

https://www.visitfrederick.org/event/catoctin-colorfest/7331/

 

Sykesville Farmers’ Market

9am – 1pm

Sandosky Rd

Sykesville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/sykesvillefarmersmarket/

 

Catonsville Sunday Farmers’ Market

10am – 1:30pm

15 Mellor Avenue

Catonsville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/Catonsville-Sunday-Farmers-Market-314747855268390/

 


October 19 (Thursday)

 

Clarksville Commons Farmers’ Market

3pm – 7pm

12240 Clarksville Pike

Clarksville, MD 21029

https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillecommons/

http://clarksvillecommons.com/

 


October 21st (Saturday)

 

Ellicott City Old Town Market

9am – 1pm

8390 Main St, Ellicott City, MD, 21043​ (Next to The Wine Bin)

https://www.facebook.com/EllicottCityOldTownMarket/

http://www.ellicottcityoldtownmarket.com/

 

Wine on the Water

Noon – 6pm

2070 Kurtz Avenue

Pasadena, MD, 21122

http://wineonthewaterfest.com/

www.facebook.com/wineonthewatermd

Promo Code: NEATNICKS ($5 off ticket price)

 

Harvest at the Hill

1pm – 5pm

Manor Hill Farm

Manor Lane, Ellicott City, MD

https://manorhillbrewing.com/event/harvest-at-hill/

 


October 22nd (Sunday)

 

Sykesville Farmers’ Market

9am – 1pm

Sandosky Rd

Sykesville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/sykesvillefarmersmarket/

 

Catonsville Sunday Farmers’ Market

10am – 1:30pm

15 Mellor Avenue

Catonsville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/Catonsville-Sunday-Farmers-Market-314747855268390/

 

Wine on the Water

Noon – 5pm

2070 Kurtz Avenue

Pasadena, MD, 21122

http://wineonthewaterfest.com/

www.facebook.com/wineonthewatermd

Promo Code: NEATNICKS ($5 off ticket price)

 


October 26 (Thursday)

 

Clarksville Commons Farmers’ Market

3pm – 7pm

12240 Clarksville Pike

Clarksville, MD 21029

https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillecommons/

http://clarksvillecommons.com/

 


October 28th (Saturday)

 

Ellicott City Old Town Market

Saturday, Sept. 30th

9am – 1pm

8390 Main St, Ellicott City, MD, 21043​ (Next to The Wine Bin)

https://www.facebook.com/EllicottCityOldTownMarket/

http://www.ellicottcityoldtownmarket.com/

BARCStoberfest

9am – 2pm

Patterson Park (near the Pagoda)

Baltimore, MD

http://www.barcstoberfest.org/

 


October 29th (Sunday)

 

Sykesville Farmers’ Market

9am – 1pm

Sandosky Rd

Sykesville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/sykesvillefarmersmarket/

 

Catonsville Sunday Farmers’ Market

10am – 1:30pm

15 Mellor Avenue

Catonsville, MD

https://www.facebook.com/Catonsville-Sunday-Farmers-Market-314747855268390/

 

Mistletoe Village

1:30pm – 5:30pm

St John’s Parish Day School

9130 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

https://www.facebook.com/events/104344516931740/

 


For the very latest, be sure to visit:

https://neatnickpreserves.com/events/

Thanks and hope to see you soon!

Summer Party Peach Pies

Maryland’s 10th Annual Buy Local Cookout!

Photo of a centerpiece from the 2017 Maryland Buy Local CookoutHere at Neat Nick Preserves, we “buy local” whenever we can. Not only does it make economic and environmental sense, doing so supports our neighborhood growers, our community, and allows us to use the freshest, most flavorful fruits and vegetables in our handmade preserves.

So when the call went out for local chefs to partner with local farms to submit recipes highlighting Maryland-grown products, Neat Nick’s Founder Nicole Paterson partnered with R.J. Caulder of Breezy Willow Farm at Hopkins Spring on a recipe for Summer Party Peach Pies featuring fresh peaches grown right here in Howard County.

The recipe was one of only nineteen selected to be included in the Maryland Governor’s 10th Annual Buy Local Cookout, an invitation-only event that kicked off Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week (July 22-30). The week “encourages all Marylanders to eat at least one locally grown, made or harvested product each day.”

Photo of crowd at 2017 Maryland Buy Local CookoutThe Cookout was hosted by Governor and First Lady Hogan at Government House in Annapolis, with tented stations set-up throughout the gardens. Close to 600 people mingled among the flowers and trees, tasting everything from kale salad to scallops, from craft beer to crab soup, from corn salsa to cantaloupe sorbet.

Photo of Neat Nick Preserves Founder and Staff at 2017 Maryland Buy Local CookoutOur Summer Party Peach Pies were a crowd favorite (in fact, we ran out by the end of the evening!) and can be easily replicated. All you have to do is buy (or bake) small tartlets, fill them with Neat Nick’s signature Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Peach Jam, then top each with a dollop of whipped cream. Photo of Summer Party Peach Pies by Neat Nick PreservesThat’s it! So simple and so perfect for anything from a picnic to a party.

If you’re interested in making this or any of the other featured recipes from scratch, visit the 2017 Maryland Buy Local Cookbook online (pdf). Once there, you’ll also learn more about the chefs, their producers, and suggested Maryland-made beverage pairings from the Maryland Wineries AssociationBrewers Association of Maryland, and the Maryland Distillers Guild.

Bonus tip: the cookbooks from 2009 on are also posted online.

And of course you can take part in Buy Local Week – this week or any week – by visiting our Stockists, Partners, or ordering your favorite Neat Nick Preserves handmade jam, jelly or butter online to show up right on your doorstep.

You can also find us at the Clarksville Commons Farmers’ Market (Thursday from 3-7pm – this week is our first time at this market, hooray!), the Ellicott City Old Town Market (Saturday), the Sykesville Farmers’ Market (Sunday), or the Catonsville Sunday Farmers’ Market.

So happy Buy Local Week, friends and fans!