Root Vegetables Gwynn Oak MD

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Shaw Farms
(410) 531-9577
8000 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD

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Jamine Farm
(410) 489-9589
14445 Burntwoods Rd
Glenwood, MD

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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

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

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

Calvert's Gift Farm
(410) 472-6764
16813 Yeoho Road
Sparks, MD

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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

Pahl's Farm
(410) 461-5445
Granite, MD
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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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

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Buried Treasures

Affordable, readily available and packed with nutrients and fiber, root vegetables
are enjoying a renaissance among health-conscious consumers in a down economy.

By Patrick Dougherty

October 2009

We humans have always been good at figuring out how to stay alive when times were tough. Many ancient cultures found salvation in hard times by cultivating tuberous roots, which helped save them from famine and sustained them during colder months. Some 4,000 years ago, root vegetables were important currency for travelers of the Silk Road (a trade route connecting Asia with the Mediterranean, northeast Africa and Europe), and were critical staples in areas where rice cultivation was impossible, according to Laura Kelley, author of the newly published The Silk Road Gourmet (I Universe).

But root vegetables are more than just sustenance. As the “storage bin” for a plant’s nutrients, they are health-promoting powerhouses. “Although each root vegetable has its own nutritional makeup, as a group they are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, potassium and antioxidants,” says Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, a nutrition clinic coordinator at Bastyr University Center for Natural Health in Seattle. “In fact, potatoes are among the highest in potassium of any fruit or vegetable commonly eaten in this country, while orange root vegetables are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A.”

Throw in a surprisingly vibrant range of colors, oft-discarded greens with nutrition and taste to rival the roots and nearly limitless culinary uses, and it becomes clear that each of these root vegetables is a buried treasure waiting to be unearthed and enjoyed.

CARROTS
Sweet and crisp, carrots contain some of the highest levels of beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A) available in a single food source. Also loaded with vitamin C and potassium, carrots offer their highest nutritional value when lightly cooked because the outer fiber breaks down to enable easier nutrient absorption.

Kitchen Notes: With the highest levels of beta-carotene and minerals located just under the skin’s surface, unpeeled carrots will yield the most nutrition. Store them away from apples and pears, which release gases that can cause carrots to become bitter.

Varieties: Carrot varieties literally range from A to Z (Akaroa Long Red to Zino). While we’re most familiar with bright orange carrots, wild carrots feature colors from pale tan to deep purple.

BEETS
This colorful root contains the highest sugar content of all vegetables and is packed with vitamins A, B and C, along with potassium and a spectrum of other minerals. Beets are also considered blood cleansers and builders.

Kitchen Notes: Boiling cause nutrient loss, so steam beets in their skins. Raw beets have a crunchy texture that becomes soft and buttery when they are cooked. Beet greens are often discarded, but they too contain abundant nutrients and rich flavor.

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