Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Bethesda Central Farm Market will re-open at Bethesda Elementary this Sunday for its spring season and also will celebrate its fifth anniversary.
The Bethesda Central Farm Market’s foray into the spring season and extended hours will take place this Sunday, with a re-opening at Bethesda Elementary School. This year will also mark the fifth anniversary for the market, which food business veterans Mitch Berliner and Ann Brody Cove started in 2008. Since opening on Elm Street, the market has opened a second location in Rockville, near the White Flint Metro Station. The market moved to Bethesda Elementary last year. The location features more accessible parking for patrons and more space for vendors, according to market operators. Sunday’s opening will feature more than 50 farmers and artisan food producers, according to Debra Moser, marketing director for Central Farm Markets. …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Purchase produce, bring food or make a donation to benefit Bethesda Cares this Saturday.
The Bethesda FRESHFARM market is gearing up to launch for the season this weekend, and market organizers have been busy preparing for opening day Saturday. “People always think our busiest time of year is mid-summer when the market is in full swing, but for market managers, the busiest time of year is right now,” said Laura Genello, markets and program manager for FRESHFARM. The non-profit runs 11 producer-only farmers markets in the region, and the market in Bethesda – along Norfolk Avenue, between Fairmont and St. Elmo Avenues – launched in 2010. Run in conjunction with the Bethesda Urban Partnership, the markets take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from May 5 through Oct. 27. Drawing on local farmers and producers, FRESHFARM…
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The week's top Montgomery County news headlines.
Catch up on the past week's news, including Montgomery County Public Schools' decision on controversial "pink slime" meat, a manslaughter conviction in Germantown, a U.S. congressman caught up in a divorce controversy and an update on Nick's Organic Farm on Brickyard Road in Potomac. MCPS to Ditch 'Pink Slime' for 2012-13 School Year Montgomery County Public Schools will join many other companies and organizations in ceasing the use of Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB)—also known as "pink slime"—in its school lunches for the 2012-13 school year, MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig said. Read more on North Potomac-Darnestown Patch. Somerset Resident Runs for School Board Morris Panner, a father of four children—all enrolled in the county school …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Every other week, Patch spotlights the vendors at your local farmers markets.
SPAGnVOLA is not your typical vendor at a farmers market, but Eric and Crisoire Reid's chocolate have become very popular at the Bethesda Central Farm Market. They use cacao beans and organic sugar from Hato Mayor Del Rey in the Dominican Republic to create their assortment of bars, truffles and bonbons. Patch stopped by to talk to the Reids about their chocolates and other sweet treats they may be whipping up for market patrons in the future.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Patch chats with the vendors bringing local food to your kitchen table.
Walnut Hill Farm has been bringing their black angus beef, all natural free-range eggs, and broiler chickens to the Bethesda Central Farm Market since last year. Their eggs are very popular among vegetarians, and even restaurants like Mon Ami Gabi and Newton's Table stop by to purchase multiple cartons. They hope to eventually expand and add turkes to their offerings. Patch stopped by the market to talk to Mark Butcher about Walnut Hill Farm and all they have to offer.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Patch visits with vendors selling local food in Bethesda.
Shells Yes! is one the newest vendors at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market. Their jumbo lump crab cakes have been a hit with customers since they opened about six weeks ago. John H. Payne Jr. hopes to expand and make Shells Yes! as popular as Chipotle.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Patch chats with vendors bringing local food to your kitchen table.
Wildwood's Hickory Syrup doesn't have multiple products for sale like other vendors at the farmers market. Their bottle of hickory syrup is all they need to keep customers coming back. Patch stopped by the Bethesda Central Farm Market to talk to Travis Miller about what makes their syrup so popular.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Patch chats with the vendors bringing you locally grown food.
Every other week, Patch profiles a vendor at one of Bethesda's three farmer's markets, giving you a chance to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the farmers and producers who are bringing locally grown food to your kitchen table. This week, we chat with Two Acre Farm, a regular at the Bethesda Central Farm Market. Anything Nicole Olson doesn't sell, she makes into organic artisan products. Her jams and salsas are just a few of the products she offers.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Patch chats with vendors at your local farmers markets.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Meet the vendors at your local farmers markets.
Every other week, Patch chats with a vendor at one of Bethesda's three local farmer's markets for our Vendor Voices video series. This week, we learned more about Knouse Fruitlands, a regular at the Bethesda FRESHFARM market.