Locally Grown Produce Cumberland MD

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Cumberland, MD that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

LaVale Farmers Market
(304) 738-1093
Country Club Mall, Center Court
LaVale, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 3-October 14 Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Allegany

Frostburg Farmers Market
(304) 738-1093
Main Street, Downtown
Frostburg, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 30-October 17 Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Allegany

Potomac Farmers Market
(301) 590-2830
10301 River Road; Parking Lot of Potamac Presbyterian Church
Potomac, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
County
Montgomery

Cecil County Farmers Market at Chesapeake City
(410) 996-8469
2728 Augustine Herman Hwy.; Rte 213 at Chesapeake Wine and Spirits
Chesapeake City, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 13-October 24 Friday, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Cecil

Berlin Farmers Market
(410) 641-4775
North Main Street, Downtown Historic Berlin
Berlin, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-November 26 Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
County
Worcester

Downtown Cumberland Farmers Market
(304) 738-1093
Downtown Pedestrian Mall
Cumberland, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Allegany

Keyser Farmers Market-Fort Ashby Farmers Market
304-726-4749,304-790-0363
Across from Mineral County Fairgrounds
Keyser, WV
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Mineral

Frostburg Farmers Market
(304) 738-1093
Main Street, Downtown
Frostburg, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 30-October 17 Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Allegany

Gaithersburg Main Street Pavilion Farmers Market
(301) 258-6350
301 Main Street
Kentlands, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-November 22 Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Montgomery

Olney Farmers Market
(202) 257-5326
Olney Town Center; Route 108 Just east of Georgia Avenue
Olney, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Montgomery

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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