Did you know local isnt always local? The average distance that your food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles.
A new free brochure, the Southern Maryland So Good Farmers Market Guide, recently published by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission shows you how to cut down that distance and find truly local, fresh nutritious food from Southern Maryland farms at markets close to your home.
The fun, user friendly brochure guides you to the areas farmers markets and is unique in that it promotes markets in our Southern Maryland counties, and greater Metro DC area where you can find the finest and freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other delicious farm products grown exclusively on Southern Maryland farms.
If youre not sure where to find a farmers market in your neighborhood a colorful map boldly illustrated with major towns and route intersections points you in the right direction and makes it easy to locate a farmers market in the five county area and beyond. Each market location is cross referenced with a comprehensive farmers market listing that describes the exact street address, including the market season, hours of operation, market manager and contact numbers. A Whats at Market harvesting chart navigates you through Southern Marylands year round growing season and pin points the optimal time when your favorite farm product is most likely to be available including strawberries, apples, bedding plants, melons, corn, tomatoes, kale, Christmas trees, and much more.
Southern Maryland Farmers Markets are becoming popular destinations for the whole family, not only as venues to buy fresh produce, but also as friendly meeting places and a great way to get outdoors. Theres also the added satisfaction of knowing that every dollar you spend at a farmers market goes directly to the farmer, a vital connection that keeps our farms profitable and ensures that Southern Marylands farmland is preserved for the future.
To find out more about the So. Maryland So Good Farmers Market Guide or view the guide online visit http://www.somarylandsogood.com/ or call 301-274-1922 to request a free copy.
Southern Maryland So Good is a buy local campaign launched through the non-profit Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and is designed to encourage local consumers to learn about and purchase local farm products.