Spring Green at Brunswick Crossing: Farm to Table

 Did you know Brunswick has a Farmers Market just minutes away from Brunswick Crossing? Soon you will be able to have locally grown fruits, vegetables and more as the spring growing season begins. Enjoy all these fresh goodies on your family's table.

Farmers markets offer a great opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint while expanding your culinary horizons. Farmers markets are growing in number, and quickly! Farmers, shoppers and city planners are discovering that these markets provide a vital link between consumers and farmers while also functioning as a vibrant community center. Consumer trends are showing an ever-increasing demand for fresh, healthy, locally grown food.

A significant advantage of farmers markets is that they are generally situated in an ideal location to reach consumers. The fees for a space are usually very minimal and most regulations and restrictions- zoning, sign, health department, business license- are already worked through by the sponsoring group. For the farmers it also requires little or no packaging required.

Additional advantages are it is good for the local economy more money is spent in the local economy, and it circulates in the locality for longer. They also provide an outlet for local produce, helping to start new local businesses and expand existing ones. In addition they reinforce local job and business networks, maintaining local employment.

At www.farmfresh.org you can find get farmers market recipes as well as the ability to search for farms by food and a search to find local food and farms where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables. Below is one of the recipes you can find on farm fresh’s website.

Apple Cole Slaw-Servings 8

Ingredients:

3 cups chopped cabbage
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 unpeeled apples, cored & chopped
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large carrot, grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste
2 green onions, finely chopped


Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, apple, carrot, and green onions.

2. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, brown sugar, and lemon juice.

3. Pour dressing over salad and mix well.

There are many local farmers markets right next door to Brunswick Crossing, below are a few to start your organic and healthy living today.

Brunswick Area Farmers' Market

1 West Potomac Street

Brunswick, MD 21716

Locally grown products will include organically pastured beef, lamb, goat, poultry; free range eggs; wide variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs, fruits; pumpkins; goats milk soaps; hand-woven baskets; alpaca blend yarns; fresh baked goods; local honey and beeswax products, food and gardening related artwork


Middletown Farmers’ Market

12 South Church Street

Middletown, MD 21769

Contact Information: Mark Boettcher at 240-422-9237

The market features vegetables, eggs, meat, fruit, baked goods, flowers, pottery, homemade dog treats and hand made jewelry. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase fresh, homegrown goods right here in Middletown.

Get ready for great, locally grown, food for your family! Brunswick Crossing is going green. Visit Frederick County's most dynamic planned community and see how spring green brings you farm to table.