Local Produce Gwynn Oak MD

Local resource for local produce in Gwynn Oak. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fruits, vegetables, farms and gardening, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Catonsville Farmers Market
(410) 744-4169
108 Bloomsbury Avenue; Bloomsbury Community Center
Catonsville, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 7-November 26 Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

32nd Street/Waverly Farmers Market
(410) 889-6388 or (410) 917-1496
E. 32nd & Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Baltimore

Towson Farmers Market I
(410) 825-1144
Allegheny Ave.; Between Washington Ave. & York Rd.
Towson, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 12-November 20 Thursday, 10:45 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

Park Heights Community Farmers Market
(410) 542-8190
5201 Park Heights Avenue; Pimlico Race Course Parking Lot
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 11-December 17 Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

Highlandtown Farmers Market
(410) 342-3234
3500 Block of Bank Street; At the corner of South Conkling & Bank Streets
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 12-October 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Baltimore

Pikesville Farmers Market
(410) 484-2337
In front of the MD State police Headquarters; 1201 Reisterstown Road (Near
Pikesville, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 24-October 28 Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

Thurmont Mainstreet Farmers Market
(301) 418-8642
Thurmont Carnival Grounds; Boundary Avenue
Thurmont, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 19-August 30 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
County
Frederick

Towson Farmers Market II
(410) 825-1144
Parking lot at corner of Allegheny & Washington Ave.
Towson, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 14-November 22 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

Eastpoint Farmers Market
(410) 562-3464
7839 Eastern Avenue, Eastpoint Mall
Baltimore, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 25-October 29 Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Baltimore

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

Superfruits from around the World

Back before our taste buds were trashed by an excess of refined sugar,
fresh fruit was the dessert of choice. Today the news about fruit’s health
benefits is very sweet—and the best selections come from all over the planet.

July/August 2007

What’s tasty, healthy and hot, hot, hot? It’s the ongoing trend towards superfruits—nutrient-rich treasures that lend themselves to usage in an ever-expanding array of juices and supplements. Sales of such exotic items as goji, noni and mangosteen (in addition to more familiar produce such as blueberries and grapes) continue to grow as more and more people become familiar with their stellar antioxidant and other disease-fighting qualities. These plant versions of Superman now come from practically every continent except Antarctica, in addition to the myriad islands that dot the South Pacific seas; here Energy Times provides a quick introduction to the most notable of the lot.

Black Cherry: Wild and Wonderful

Where It’s From: Eastern North America
Traditional Usages: Jams and pies (the wood being prized for furniture-making); as a therapy for gout and respiratory disorders, and as a stomach tonic
Modern Research Shows: The cherry’s antioxidants appear to inhibit an enzyme called xanthine oxidase, a major source of harmful free radicals; additional phytonutrients and natural anti-inflammatory compounds are believed to relieve symptoms of gout and other inflammatory arthritis conditions

Pomegranate: A Vitamin C Powerhouse

Where It’s From: The area now known as Iran, from where it spread to the Mediterranean; now also grown in California and Arizona, as well as tropical Africa, Malaysia and parts of Southeast Asia
Traditional Usages: As a refreshing drink and flavoring agent (it was the original basis for grenadine)
Modern Research Shows: Chock full of vitamin C and powerful phytonutrients, this multi-seeded fruit has shown an ability to slow cancer growth in the lab; also being studied for protective effects on the brain and heart, and for its antimicrobial properties

Blueberry: The Ultimate Brain Food

Where It’s From: North America; now grown also in Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America
Traditional Usages: Jams, jellies, and baked goods; leaf tea long used to treat diabetes and urinary tract infections
Modern Research Shows: Having blueberries on the brain is a bright idea—these fruits have helped senior rats keep their mental edge and counteracted the kind of damage seen after strokes; other studies also suggest anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering benefits

Cranberry: A Bladder’s Best Friend

Where It’s From: Acidic bogs throughout the Northern Hemi­sphere; commercially grown in Canada and the northern United States
Traditional Usages: Kidney stone elimination and as a blood purifier
Modern Research Shows: Keeps bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract, allowing it to help prevent bladder infections; may also interfere with infective agen...

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