It's Farmers' Market Season in Maryland!

 
Fresh fruits and vegetables taste their best and cost less when they are in season.  Many farmers' markets are already open and ready for business!  Visit a farmers' market near you and choose a variety of fresh produce to make healthy family meals and snacks.  You can also buy fresh, local produce at grocery stores during the spring, summer and fall months in Maryland.

Did you know you can use your EBT/Independence card and WIC and senior fresh fruit and vegetable checks to buy fresh produce at the farmers' market?  Some markets in Maryland even offer bonus bucks to stretch your benefits even farther when you buy fresh produce at the farmers' market.  Stop by the market manager's tent on your next visit to learn more about using your benefits at the farmers' market.

Check out the Visit Maryland site to find a farmers' market near you.  To learn more about using your SNAP and WIC benefits to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, visit the Eat Fresh Maryland site.

Here's what you may find at the farmers' market in May and June:
  • Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries
  • Greens like spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, collards
  • Beets
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Onions
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
Try these recipes to make delicious and healthy meals with fruits and vegetables from the market!

Greens and Beans
Fruit and Spring Greens Salad
Strawberry S'mores
Breakfast Banana Split
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