Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Local Farmers Markets Now Open

From now through the end of October, Montgomery County’s farmers’ markets will offer customers fresh, healthful produce and artisanal products at 25 locations across the County.

The markets offer traditional items like fruits, heirloom tomatoes, cut flowers and preserves. Adventurous shoppers will also find unique items including free-range meat, micro-greens, layer cakes and even a fish truck that sells mahi tacos. Chocolate and Tomatoes, a Poolesville farm, plans to sell epazote -- a Mexican herb, indigo rose tomatoes and the shoots of hops.

To ensure access to healthful products, many Montgomery County farmers’ market vendors accept SNAP, WIC and senior farmers market nutrition program benefits.

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