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.

City of Rockville Growers

East Montgomery Ave.- Rockville Town Center         Wednesday, June 1- September 28,  11am- 2pm

Potomac Farmers Market

9908 South Glen Road (United Methodist Church Parking Lot – corner of Falls and S. Glen Rd.)
Potomac, MD 20854
Thursday 2pm -6pm, May- October

Nicks Organic Farm

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

Homestead Farm

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

Bethesda Central Farm Market

7600 Arlington Blvd.  Bethesda, MD 20814

 Sundays 9am-1pm


1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Wednesday- Friday,  all year


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