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Bethesda Fresh Farm Market This Saturday!

Bethesda Fresh Farm Market This Saturday!

Start your weekend right by visiting The Bethesda FRESHFARM Market, Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm. The market returns for its second season, featuring meat, artisan cheeses, breads, pastries, pies and all the fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and producers on Norfolk Ave. at Veteran's Park. Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations by the area's top chefs. Located within walking distance of the Bethesda metro stop, this farmers market is the perfect start to your Saturday morning. 

 The market is run in partnership with the Bethesda Urban Partnership.

Farmers/Producers include:

Black Rock Orchard, Four Season's Nursery, Garden Path Farm, Gunpowder Bison and Trading Company, Knouse Fruitlands, Mocks Greenhouse, Praline Bakery, Spiral Path Farm, The Zahradka Farm 

Celebrate National Dairy Month!

Celebrate National Dairy Month!

 

In honor of June being National Dairy Month, The Maryland Department of Agriculture encourages all Marylanders to enjoy healthy and nutritious local dairy products all month long and throughout the year.

As Maryland’s third largest agricultural commodity, milk and dairy products accounted for more than $144.6 million in farm receipts in 2009. National Dairy Month celebrates the value of milk and dairy products as part of well-balanced diets of every American, as well as the importance of milk production to the agricultural industry.

Much of the milk produced in Maryland, through its 528 dairy farms, is channeled through cooperatives and milk processors that include Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers.

Marylanders can also enjoy local dairy products by visiting farms that produce ice cream, bottled milk, yogurt and cheeses.

Below, find three of the local Maryland farms that offer the direct sale of farmstead cheese and ice cream.

Heat Advisory for Prince George's County

Heat Advisory for Prince George's County

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Prince George’s County until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

A heat advisory means that a period of excessive temperatures is expected.  Because this is the first round of seasonal heat and bodies are not acclimated yet, heat exhaustion and heatstroke will be a bigger threat than they would be later in the summer. The Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security recommends the following tips:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser

 

Wednesday night, hundreds of Audrey Hepburn or Holly Golightly look-alikes (for those of you familiar with the 1961 movie) dressed in black cocktail dresses and tiaras and paraded the streets of downtown Frederick for the 2nd Annual Breakfast at Tiffany’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser.

The ladies enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a private screening of the Breakfast At Tiffany’s movie. Additionally, there was a contest for the best Holly Golightly look-alike and an attempt to be in the Guinness World Record’s for the largest gathering of Holly Golightly look-alikes.

Frederick Mayor, Randy McClement, was an honored guest and one of the only few men in attendance.

“This is a wonderful event. Anytime we get the opportunity to put Frederick on the map, we love it!” said Mayor McClement.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

We live in a fast-paced world and, at one time or another, we have all found ourselves face to face with a vending machine, looking for a snack or beverage. The problem, up until now, has been that vending machine food was always synonymous with junk food or unhealthy options. But a new company has set out to change the way people see vending machines, and the nutrition that they get from them.

“Maybe it wasn’t easy to find healthy, tasty food from vending machines before, but we have made it our mission to change that,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Now, people can get a nutritious snack or beverage, whether they are playing, working, or at school. We are on the move and hopefully coming to an area near you soon.”