Md. Poultry Swap scheduled for June 16 in Sharpsburg

May 02, 2012

SHARPSBURG — The Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmers Market will be Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Green Hill Farm at 5329 Mondell Road in Sharpsburg. 

The swap is for participants to buy, sell and trade their services and products. Spaces can be rented for $10. Participants are encouraged to bring tables, chairs and a canopy.

Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine.

The sale will feature show-quality bantams, laying hens, hatching eggs, chicks, turkeys, quail, pheasants, peafowl, cages, crates, coops, feeders, nesting boxes, horse riding tack, goats and rabbits, lawn equipment, gardening supplies, local farm products, vegetable and flower plants, local honey and other items.  

Food and beverage vendors will be available, as well as family activities such as a straw maze, inflatable bounce and pony rides. 

Two educational booths will be featured, including:

• “A Lesson in Biosecurity” will help participants understand the dangers to poultry flocks and ways to prevent illness

• “Exhibition Clinic” prepares for all things involved with showing poultry, selecting breeding stock, keeping birds healthy, happy and in excellent condition until show time, finding shows and entry forms. Licensed judge Paul Gilroy will walk participants through the ins-and-outs of poultry exhibition.

Winners will receive prizes such as poultry feed and Tractor Supply Co. gift certificates.

For more information, call Erin at 304-279-0016, send an email to or go to

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