By focusing on local and organic produce, we can curb global warming and air pollution, avoid toxic pesticides, support local farmers and enjoy fresh, tasty, high quality food.
We’ve all heard the tainted food recalls: Building a relationship with a local grower or farmer means we know exactly where our foods came from. And, unlike meats and produce that are shipped to us from places unknown, local goods provide us with the opportunity to gather as a community.
Below is a list of the closest markets to the Potomac area. It is really a nice change from the supermarket! (Note: Not all locally grown food is organic. Some farmers spot spray, which still amounts to less pesticides used then conventional methods. You will need to ask the farmers about their use of pesticides.)
Not from Potomac….find a market in your area- Local Harvest.
East Montgomery Ave.- Rockville Town Center Wednesday, June 1- September 28, 11am- 2pm
9908 South Glen Road (United Methodist Church Parking Lot – corner of Falls and S. Glen Rd.)
Potomac, MD 20854
Thursday 2pm -6pm, May- October
Nick raises and sells grass-fed beef directly from his home in Potomac. He also sells turkeys for Thanksgiving. They are privately owned and operated.
8565 Horseshoe Lane
Pick-Your-Own Produce in Poolesville. Family-owned farm offering pick-your-own fruits, berries, vegetables, plus already picked produce available
15604 Sugarland Road Poolesville, MD 20837 (301) 977-3761
7600 Arlington Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20814
1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Wednesday- Friday, all year
DON’T FORGET TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
Here are a few local food banks and shelters that need community help.
Mana Food Center http://www.mannafood.org
Capital Area Food Bank http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org
Montgomery County Family Center-
11160 Veirs Mill Rd. #700, Wheaton, MD 20902 Haregewoin Kefyalew (301)942-1856 Appt . only Mon-Fri
Family Shelter – Stepping Stones P.O. Box 712 Rockville, MD 20848 (301) 251-0567
Women’s Shelter – 12250 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 Norma Fegan (301) 762-2288
Women’s Shelter- Wells Robertson House 1 Wells Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (301) 258-6390