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August 14th, 2017

Green (or purple) Bites!

by Yael Ben-Chaim

Common in Creole, Southern, and Cajun dishes, this tiny-but-mighty vegetable has ventured to Maryland farmers markets. Some call okra “lady’s fingers” because of its long shape. Okra is also known as “gombo”, originating from the Spanish-Portuguese word for okra “quingombo” which traces to the word “quillobo”; quillobo describes the Eastern region of Africa, where okra is…

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Summer squash—in all its glorious shapes, sizes, and colors— fill the tables of Maryland farmers markets in these hot summer months. Squash is in the…

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National Farmers Market Week (August 6 to 12, 2017) is an annual celebration sponsored by the USDA that highlights the important role farmers markets play…

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Did you know,  in the 1700’s, when eggplants were first cultivated they were rounder and yellow or white; similar in aesthetics to an egg, hence…

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We are very excited to launch our new interactive food education program, Get FEd!. We aim to use Get FEd! to enrich farmers market customers’…

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Family: Tomatoes are in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Nutritional facts If you are a tomato person—or even if not—farmers market tomatoes are sure to…

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The third MDFMA/Bikemore Bike to Market Day is this Saturday (7/15). And where better than the 32nd Street/Waverly Farmers Market, where Zeke’s iced coffees await…

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