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Get Your Veggie Fix!

Get Your Veggie Fix!

Every Saturday, June through October, enjoy fresh produce at National Harbor's American Market, an upscale farmer's market. 

Stroll along the outdoor promenade and choose from a vast offering of producer-only merchadise including farm fresh produce and meats, specialty foods, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. Sample goods grown from local farmers, specialty goods, and hand-crafted gift ideas.

The American Market takes place from 10am to 2pm on National Harbor's American Way. 

 

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.

Lead Awareness Training Seminar in Prince George's County

 

 

The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is hosting a free, one day Lead Awareness Training Seminar on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the La Fontaine Bleue in Lanham, Maryland.

 

Lead Awareness Training Seminar in Prince George's County

 

 

 

The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is hosting a free, one day Lead Awareness Training Seminar on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the La Fontaine Bleue in Lanham, Maryland.

 

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.”