Buying locally grown produce is a great alternative to shopping at the grocery store. It provides health benefits, using less (or no) chemicals and pesticides and guaranteeing freshness. Also, the produce is often picked at peak ripeness when it is most dense with nutrients. It may even help to reduce environmental impact, among many other perks.
(Website): Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC):
Directory of regional farmers markets, farm stands, stores, and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture).
“Welcome to the online edition of the So. Maryland, So Good: Buy Local Guide. Search the interactive guide by county to locate farm markets in your area and find ‘need to know’ market details—season openings and business hours, location maps, market websites and social media links, plus information on online orders and payment options. Bold keys identify which markets, stands and stores accept Federal Nutrition Benefits, and look for the ‘Maryland Market Money’ program logo on participating markets that offer matching dollars for purchases made using SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, eWIC, and Senior and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits.”
Please click here to visit the SMADC website and browse a list of local farmer’s markets and farm stands, by county.