Last weekend we celebrated the many ways that Prince George’s County is rich in both cultural and natural resources. Thank you to everyone who visited during Saturday’s event, and for those many dedicated market customers, we are especially grateful to your commitment to eating local and visiting the farm stand at its special location during the event. This week, we are back at the farm and we will be bringing you the beginnings of summer’s bounty: vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, squash, zucchini, eggplant, and more.
Accokeek Foundation member and market supporter shops organic produce at the Ecosystem Farm Market.
As you take the time to stop by the On Farm Market this week, reflect on why you make that commitment to buying local. Is it because you know you’ll get exceptional freshness and taste, you’re enhancing your family’s health and nutrition, or you’re doing your part to protect the environment while supporting a stronger local economy? Today kicks off the annual Maryland Buy Local Challenge where Marylanders accept the challenge of shopping locally between July 19 and 27 (but we encourage you to shop locally year round!) From meat and dairy to fresh vegetable and wine, Maryland offers a variety of ways to shop and support your local farms. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Sign up today and share your commitment to buying local today! You’ll not only be a part of a growing culture of locally based consumerism, but you’ll be the envy of your friends with your amazingly delicious recipes!
Share your Buy Local Challenge success with us on Facebook or Twitter by posting photos of your market finds and recipes. Be sure to include #buylocalchallenge in your post or tweet and enter the Buy Local Photo Contest here!