Please see below this week’s Hollywood Farmers Market newsletter. See you all tomorrow.

A Big Thanks to Our Sponsors 

So far this year we have received contributions from the following north College Park businesses, and we appreciate the services they provide in our neighborhood.

• Gailes Violin
• Terrapin Care Center
• The Bamboo Eater
• MOM’s Organic Market
• New York Deli
• Proteus Bicycles
• Pizza Roma
• Behnke’s

Grass-Fed: The Healthier Choice 

By Lynne Ferguson, Ferguson Family Farm

The fat from 100 percent grass-fed beef contains a healthier “fatty acid profile,” which includes an abundance of omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3, in particular, has many health benefits, and one is that it lowers inflammation, which contributes to diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and coronary artery disease.

In 100 percent grass-fed beef, omega-3 is twice as high as omega-6 hence lowering inflammatory markers. In contrast, corn-fed beef contains a reduced level of omega-3 and elevated levels of omega-6, which skyrockets up to two times higher than the normal levels. Our bodies do not know what to do with this unnatural ratio of omega-3 and omega 6. The outcome is higher inflammatory markers.

If you are one of my customers, you have heard me encouraging you to ask questions: Why does grain elevate the omega-6 fatty acid and reduce the omega-3 in the cattle? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) found the answer! Its research showed that the gut biome or bacteria colonies in the cattle gastrointestinal tract changed due to the unnatural diet of corn.

In summary, get to know your farmers and the products they raise, and ask questions. Your health depends on it.


Buy Local: Reason 4

You enhance your family’s health and safety.

Locally grown food retains more nutrients and is less likely to cause food-borne illnesses than food that is shipped from far away. Buying local enables you to choose farmers who may avoid or reduce their use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified seed. (Source:

Market Offers Options for Father’s Day Gifts!  

Furniture, pottery, coffee, and desserts are just a few of the items available at the Hollywood Farmers Market that could be a great gift for Dad this Sunday.

You could purchase a bag of coffee beans from the Coffee Barn along with a sweet from Upper Crust Bakery, Heavenly Created Desserts, and/or Tiffany’s Oven for starters. After grinding the beans and making the coffee, pour it into a handmade mug you’ve purchased from Diana Little (A Little Pottery). And if you had planned ahead, Dad could then relax on an Adirondack chair from 49th Avenue Furniture.

If Dad is not a morning person, cook him a fine meal. Stop by one, or both, of our meat vendors— Ferguson Family Farm and Legacy Manor Farm. From our produce vendors, you can find fresh, local vegetables and fruit to complete the meal.

This week’s Vendors

1. Upper Crust Bakery
2. Tiffany’s Oven
3. Pleitez Farm
4. Legacy Manor Farm
5. Heavenly Created Desserts
6. Calvert Farm
7. Morning Glory Farm
8. Ferguson Family Farm
9. Designed Naturally
10. Chic Expressions
11. Red Chimney Flower Farm
12. Tuckey’s Mountain Grown
13. Roy and RT’s Kitchen and Garden
14. Wood Doctor
15.  Tiffany’s Oven
16. Christiane’s Knits and Gardens
17. Phil’s Dills
18. 49th Ave, Furniture
19. Coffee Barn
20. A Little Pottery

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