Running every Saturday in 2012 from May through November, the Briggs Chaney-Greencastle Farmers' Market seeks to provide Silver Springs residents with increased access to fresh and healthy foods. In addition to a selection of local produce, meat, eggs, and cheese, the free-to-enter market hosts a variety of vendors, such as artists, jewelers, and bakers, as well as local chefs who demonstrate simple recipes using local produce and monosyllabic buzz words. To encourage visitors to purchase healthier food, the non-profit farmer's market matches WIC payments dollar-for-dollar, accepts SNAP payments, and matches a portion of Independence card benefits.
The market welcomes children as well, with a range of activities for young ones in its Kids’ Tent. Children can take part in a number of interactive showcases throughout the summer, such as a Railroad Exhibit from the Riverdale Railroad club, puppet theater stories from former Moscow Puppet Theater member Irena Kholodnov, and martial arts demonstrations by the Virginia Kenshinkai School of Budokai. A chess tent lets kids and adults unwind while playing the classic game against friends, family, and Bobby Fischer in disguise. Families may also enjoy live stage music in an audience seating area and feast on their fresh food purchases in a nearby dining tent.
MOM's Organic Market helps customers live healthier lifestyles, both at the dinner table and out in the world. Each store’s stock of nourishing eats avoids additives and preservatives—and cartoon packaging that markets to children—helping shoppers fill up on treats while eschewing unnatural chemicals. The store’s practices also encourage healthy living with green initiatives such as offering used-light-bulb recycling and hosting holiday-light recycling events. MOM's also helps offset the CO2 created by customers driving to and from their stores by purchasing TerraPass credits that help fund carbon-dioxide-reduction projects. Additionally, select stores house electric-car-charging stations that enable eco-conscious shoppers to fill up their batteries, reducing their need to hire cyclists to pedal their in-trunk generators.
The staff at Shaul's Kosher dual-purpose market cooks up ready-made meals for tasty takeout and stocks shelves with an extensive selection of Israeli groceries. Quiet echoing pantries with stockpiles of kosher comestibles, with foods from brands such as Strauss, Elite, and Osem, including Bamba, the peanut-flavored staple of snack-seeking children ($0.99). Osem's wheat and sesame crackers ($1.99 each) get blanketed with Tnuva cheeses ($5.49 and up), spreadable white cheeses with calcium additives that get bodies one step closer to a fully internalized periodic table. Avoid cumbersome kitchens and still serve a Shabbat-approved spread with meaty morsels from the takeout counter, including rotisserie chicken ($11.95), homemade corned-beef sandwiches ($8.50) or sweet-and-sour meatballs ($8.99/lb.), whose dichotomous flavor surprises taste buds more than a molar-incisor dance-off.
Packed with produce, dairy, kosher foods, and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ingredients, KosherMart ensures larders are stocked with affordable goods. Tomatoes ($.0.99 per lb.), Sabra Babaganoush (17-ounces, $5.49 each), and Ungar's Regular Gefilte Fish (22-ounces, $5.49 each) keep refrigerators happily humming mealtime melodies, while imported Israeli products including olive oils and cookies keep forlorn cupboards company. Kosher cheeses and wines add a sophisticated touch to dinner gatherings and a lively punch to afternoon coffee breaks. This greengrocer’s grotto also hosts a full glatt kosher butchery and a deli, dishing out fresh baked wares, soups, and sandwiches, as well as homemade Mediterranean and Middle Eastern salads for grazing on the go.
The all-natural cooking sauce is gluten free, low in sodium, fat free, and kosher. This tasty blend of spices and ingredients makes brisket creation easier than short division for a mathlete. Its all-purpose nature goes far beyond the world of brisket for which it was designed. Use it to give new life to meatballs, or add it to slow-cooked chicken. Check out a few recipe ideas here. You can grab up to three of these hermetically sealed jars of goodness. Head toward the condiments section at Chevy Chase Supermarket on a quest for the sauce containing the welcoming smile of Bubbie Jeanne gracing the exterior and her hopes and dreams filling the interior.