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Want another reason to buy local? Try this:
You’re supporting independent/family farms and strengthening the local economy. Buying local food keeps your dollars circulating in your own community. When you buy local, you help to ensure that the benefits of our farms survive for many years to come. In Maryland, if every household purchased just $12 worth of farm products for eight weeks (basically the summer season), over $200 million would be put back into the pockets of our local farmers.

When you have a moment check out the Buy Local website. You can learn about a contest for a Buy Local T-shirt and other great prizes.

Calvert Farm’s selection for this week looks amazing!
freshly ground nut butters – cashew, almond , peanut and honey roasted peanut
carrots w/ tops
new red potatoes
simply delicious creamy patty pan squash
yellow squash
maybe some zucchini
tomatoes – red & green
green bell peppers
sweet corn ( no gmo)
fresh cut herbs
beautiful flower bouquets
duck eggs
chicken eggs
beans – green , yellow, roma, purple
maybe some kale & chard – see if the weather holds – they do not like hot weather
mushrooms – crimini & portabella – we will bring the whites back later in the fall
variety bag
cows milk cheese from pastured cows
sheep’s milk cheese – camembert style

Yoga Heights DC will return this week and are at the market around 10:30 am. It’s a perfect way to start the day!
If you would like to contact our group of instructors please email or visit their website

The University of Maryland Dairy is eager to become a vendor for the market and they are working on a safe way of transporting their ice cream cart from campus to our market. As soon as they can do this they will be at our market. Mel’s Munchies will have Vanilla Bean ice cream in containers.

Mary-eL will be back this week with Double Sharp. “Coming with a siren’s voice and wielding a soulful guitar, Mary-eL brings a blend of original music steeped in the sounds of rock, r&b, soul and funk. It is sure to be a night full of searing rhythms and cutting leads as the sexy, sultry Polynesian phoenix lights up the stage!” – M.Joyce
Mary-eL is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia by way of Indianapolis who’s injecting edgy rock and soul into the DMV music scene. This Jill-of-all-trades has hosted her own radio show, acted in short films, co-hosted local TV programs, is a highly sought-after studio session vocalist, and is well known for her energetic stage presence.
2015 proved to be a big year for Mary-eL. In August she performed with John Kadlecik, Ron Holloway, and Beau Sasser at the 2015 Peach Festival. That same month she provided background vocals for Melvin Seals & the Jerry Garcia Band at the 2015 Lockn Fest. In October she sang with Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oates), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) at D.A.R Constitution Hall for a benefit concert to aid the wounded veterans of MusiCorps. Then in November she embarked on a 6-week, 28 city tour with The John Kadlecik Band as both a vocalist and guitarist. Then in July of this year she had the privilege of opening for the legendary Allman Brothers Band drummer, Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band!
“A mesmerizing performer!” – M. Smith
As an original artist she has performed in many of the popular venues around the DMV including: Rams Head Live & Rams Head Onstage, the 8×10, Baltimore Soundstage, Hard Rock Cafe DC, AMP by Strathmore, and even the French Embassy! A few of her songs have been played on various indie radio stations and programs including Ocean 98.1 FM, KNHR: No Hits Radio (Texas/Canada), The Kitty Opal Show (UK), and the No Filter Sports Radio show.
“The next one for sure!” – Chuck Treece
When she’s not out performing her original music or providing vocals in the studio, you can see her from time to time performing with her fellow musical cohorts providing backup and support for their shows. No matter the venue or genre one thing’s for certain: her passion for music comes through in her performance and it is both consuming and contagious!

Please help us welcome our newest vendor Bears, Books and Things by Cassandra Hetzel. A local Greenbelt resident has written a children’s book and makes stuffed animals.

Upcoming weeks:

The Animal Welfare Committee will return the week of July 28th for free microchipping for all College Park resident’s pets. A $20.00 fee for non College Park residents. If you have not had your pet microchipped, please consider doing so. This system has helped reunite animals to their owners.

Also on the 28th, Jazz Harpist, Patrice Fisher and her student Karla Williams will preform at noon. Check out Patrice’s YouTube page:

Returning (tentatively) vendors for this week include:
Alcoba Coffee: Guatemalan coffee by the pound and by the cup
Amity Kitchen: Thai food, Spring Rolls and Mango Sticky Rice
Bears, Books and Things: Homemade stuffed animals
Blessed Creations: Soaps and oils
Calvert Farm: Produce and fruits
Designed Naturally: Natural bead jewelry
Double Sharp: Local Musicians
Inge’s Crochet: Hand made crochet items
Mel’s Munchies: Sweets and ice cream
Roy and Arti’s Kitchen and Garden: Prepared Indonesian cuisine and vegetables
Stone Hearth Bakery: Fresh baked bread from Fredrick, MD.
Valencia’s Produce: Produce and flowers
Victory Chapel Family Farms: Local Honey
Waltz Family Farm: Meat, eggs and cheeses

These vendors will be returning at a later date:
A Little Pottery: Handmade pottery
Baker Charley: Gluten free bread and baked goods
College Park Hypnosis Center: Making positive changes easier
Elated Harmony: Massage
Heavenly Created Desserts: Hot dogs and desserts- will return July 28th
Moonstruck Oyster Company: Shelled Oysters, Shucked Oysters, Cookbooks, etc. will return in September
Terrapin Care Center: Chiropractic Care
The Wood Dr.: Handmade wooden items
The Baked Apple: Apple muffins and breads
University of Maryland Dairy: Freshly made ice cream
VizingaWoodworks: Handcrafted jewelry and accessories

Other News:
Calvert Farm is looking for someone in the local area to help sell their produce. Farmer Pam has someone to drive the truck from Rising Sun but needs an additional hand to meet the staff member around 8am to help set up, sell and then take down at the end of the day. If you or someone you know who is trustworthy and a hard worker would like to fill that spot please contact


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