Vegetarian Food Gwynn Oak MD

Local resource for vegetarian food in Gwynn Oak. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to health food stores and farmer’s markets, as well as advice and content on proper diet and nutrition.

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

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

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

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

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

The Pros of Meatless Protein

Cutting back on animal products doesn’t mean eliminating all your essential amino acids.
Non-meat sources of protein abound, and more and more health experts say
that you can’t go wrong with a diet built around vegetarian cuisine.

By Susan Weiner

November/December 2005

Whether you’re in the throes of holiday cooking and envision out of the ordinary fare or just want to try your hand at a vegetarian meal, you can rest assured that meat-free dishes are anything but protein-free. So-called “peasant foods” like rice and beans, polenta, vegetable stir-fries and hummus are proof that cultures around the globe have thrived for centuries on plant and grain-based diets. In fact, it’s easier than you think to get all the protein you’ll ever need without eating meat.

Just ask anyone from countries such as Italy, Greece and Turkey, since the Mediterranean Diet is considered the gold standard when it comes to eating right. The customary diet boasts high daily intake of olive oil, fruits, vegetables, pasta, breads, cereals, grains, nuts and seeds, and moderate intake of wine, cheese and yogurt. Fish and poultry are consumed weekly, while eggs and red meats are eaten in small quantities only a few times a month. It turns out that residents of the Mediterranean region have the lowest rates of chronic disease in the world and the highest adult life expectancy, despite limited medical services.

In stark contrast, dietary staples in the U.S. include hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, barbeque and eggs, while prevailing “vegetables” are potatoes, corn and ketchup. Just take a look at any restaurant menu, cookbook, supermarket flyer or fast food sign; each contends that the centerpiece of your plate should be a large serving of meat, chicken or fish.

“Why I Went Vegetarian”:
Two Perspectives

Harold Brown, a fifth generation beef farmer, ditched his meat-based diet—and walked away from the family business—due to health concerns that included high cholesterol. Brown also cites the decline of traditional farming communities and the explosive growth of factory farms where thousands of animals are confined as compromising both animal health and meat quality. “Most cattle that come out of a feedlot and go to slaughter are just days and weeks away from dying because of liver tumors,” says Brown. Ironically, “that’s because cows can’t convert corn and wheat into protein for digestion.”

Today, Brown is in excellent health with a blood workup any person would envy. His newfound protein sources are whole grains and vegetables, along with tofu, tempeh, seitan and soy-based meat and chicken substitutes, complete protein foods that provide all the essential amino acids in one meal. This holiday season, Brown and his wife Linda have several high-protein, meat-free dishes on the menu, including basted and baked chicken-style wheat meat smothered in gravy, stuffing and tofu skins, riblets simmered in barbeque sauce served on organic whole-g...

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