Locally Grown Produce Laurel 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 Laurel, MD that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Laurel Farmers Market
(301) 854-2917
300 Block of Main St.
Laurel, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 5-October 30 Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Greenbelt Farmers Market
(202) 281-4789
Parking lot of Roosevelt Center, Crescent Rd. & Southway
Greenbelt, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 8-November 2 Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Piney Orchard Farmers Market
(410) 867-9162
Stream Valley Dr. off Rte. 170; Piney Orchard Community & Vistor Center Par
Odenton, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November 5-November 26 Thanksgiving Special, 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
County
Anne Arundel

Howard County Farmers Market - East Columbia Library
(301) 934-9004
6600 Cradlerock Way; Behind East Columbia Library
Columbia, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 1-November 20 Thursday, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Howard

Bowie Farmers Market
(301) 809-3078
15200 Annapolis Road; Adjacent to Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
Bowie, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 18-October 26 Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Prince George's

USDA Beltsville Farmers Market
(301) 504-1776
5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Parking Lot B
Beltsville, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 19-October 2 Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

College Park Farmers Market
(301) 399-5485
5211 Paint Branch Parkway; Herbert Wells Ice Rink/Ellen Linson Swimming Poo
College Park, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-November 22 Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Prince George's

Howard County Farmers Market at Oakland Mills
(301) 934-9004
5851 Robert Oliver Place; Oakland Mills Community Association
Columbia, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 4-November 23 Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Howard

Riverdale Farmers Market
(301) 322-6258
MARC Rail station parking lot, off Queensbury Rd.
Riverdale, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 1-October 30 Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Chevy Chase Farmers Market
Lafayette Elementary School; Corner of Broad Ranch & Northampton Streets NW
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November
County
DC

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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