June 4, 2012
- Happy Anniversary Mac Kid Rockville-Gaithersburg!
- Royal Birthday I SEE ME! Personalized Giveaway!
- Macaroni Recipe: Stoplight Frozen Pops
- Road Trip "I Spy" Homemade Book
- American Girl Introduces Read-a-palooza!
- Macaroni Planet: Be a Locavore!
- Macaroni Military ~ Blue Star Museum Program
- Several Great Giveaways to Celebrate!
- Macaroni Craft: Splash Bomb
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Local Children's Theater Productions
- Kids Eat Free or For Less!
- Thanks to some of our fabulous Site Sponsors!
- Weekly Open Gyms & Storytimes
- Macaroni Kid Saves
1. Eating local means more money for the local economy.
2. Locally grown produce is fresher and tastes better.
3. Locally grown fruits and vegetables have longer to ripen naturally.
4. Eating local is better for air quality, pollution and protects us from bio-terrorism.
5. Buying locally grown food is fodder for a wonderful story.
Support your local farmer's market right in our backyard!
The City of Gaithersburg presents two Farmers' Markets, providing residents with locally grown produce throughout the growing season. The variety of fruits and vegetables changes weekly as different crops reach maturity.
- The Main Street Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, May 5 through November 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You'll find it in the Main Street Pavilion at 301 Main Street, one block off of Kentlands Boulevard in the Kentlands. A variety of local artists and craftspeople with unique handcrafted items will join the farmers at this location each Saturday. Spaces under the pavilion are now full. Vendors may still apply for spaces outside of the pavilion.
Products available for purchase include a vast assortment of fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, various herbs, cut flowers, and potted plants, baked goods (breads, pastries, empanadas, etc.), and honey. Our arts and craft vendors will be selling jewelry, photographs, health and beauty products, knitted items, quilts, purses, woodworking items, yard art, and more!
- The Fulks Corner Farmers' Market is open Thursdays, June 7 through October 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. You'll find it at the corner of Route 355 and Fulks Corner Avenue. Crafters will not be present for this market.
Products available for purchase include a vast assortment of fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, various herbs, cut flowers, and potted plants, honey, cider, fruit butters, applesauce, canned peaches, straw, and reusable shopping bags.
The City of Rockville presents two Farmers' Markets, providing residents with locally grown produce throughout the growing season. The variety of fruits and vegetables changes weekly as different crops reach maturity.
- Every Saturday, May 12 through Nov. 17 from 9am-1pm, the Farmers Market transforms itself as different fruits and vegetables become available throughout the season. Your pick of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey herbs, baked goods, and more. All items offered are picked fresh daily and available as supplies last. Rockville Town Center Corner of Route 28 and Monroe Street.
- Every Wednesday, June 6 through Oct. 31 from 11am-2pm, the Wednesday's farmers market is in conjunction with Out to Lunch Wednesdays. East Montgomery Avenue becomes a pedestrian mall for Rockville residents and visitors to explore with live music, great food, and Kids Week at Out To Lunch Wednesdays. Rockville Town Center East Montgomery Avenue.
Harvest dates - find out when produce will be available.
If you are looking for a fabulous outdoor market with music, food, handmade decor, jewelry, books, etc., I'd also recommend checking out the FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring. The FreshFarm's Farmer's Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring on Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue. A public garage, accessible from both Georgia and Wayne Avenues, is located adjacent to the market site. It offers free parking on Saturdays and is convenient for loading your car with all of your finds. At this market you'll find goats' milk cheeses, tree and field fruit, vegetables, honey, eggs, meat, pies, preserves, salsas, cut flowers, breads, pastries and more! Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
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