Organic Baby Food Greenbelt MD

Babies are born with a dislike of bitter tastes—part of our innate defense against poisonous plants. Babies can, however, overcome that bias, even for strong vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, if their mothers eat those plants pre- and postpartum.

Greenbelt Farmers Market
(202) 281-4789
Parking lot of Roosevelt Center, Crescent Rd. & Southway
Greenbelt, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 8-November 2 Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Riverdale Farmers Market
(301) 322-6258
MARC Rail station parking lot, off Queensbury Rd.
Riverdale, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 1-October 30 Thursday, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Laurel Farmers Market
(301) 854-2917
300 Block of Main St.
Laurel, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 5-October 30 Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Hyattesville Farmers Market at Queens Chapel Town Center
(301) 627-0977
Corner of Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton Street; Behind shopping center
Hyattesville, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 17-October 28 Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Crossroads Farmers Market
(301) 445-4369
1325 Holton Lane
Takoma Park, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 4-October 29 Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Montgomery Montgomery

College Park Farmers Market
(301) 399-5485
5211 Paint Branch Parkway; Herbert Wells Ice Rink/Ellen Linson Swimming Poo
College Park, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 3-November 22 Saturday, 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
County
Prince George's

USDA Beltsville Farmers Market
(301) 504-1776
5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Parking Lot B
Beltsville, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 19-October 2 Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Prince George's

Cheverly Community Market
(301) 773-0635
6401 Forest Road (at Community Center)
Cheverly, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 24-October 25 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
County
Prince George's

DC Farmers Market
1309 5th Street, NE
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
County
DC

Takoma Park Farmers Market
(301) 768-4588
Old Town Takoma Park on Laurel Ave.; Between Eastern & Carroll Avenues
Takoma Park, MD
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Montgomery

Get Them Hooked on Veggies Young

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By Meghan Rabbitt

If children are going to learn to love vegetables and other good-for-you foods, it’s important to expose them to healthy fare early on. How early? Starting in utero and continuing through breast-feeding, says new research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. “Flavors from a mother’s diet are transmitted through the amniotic fluid and breast milk, helping a baby learn to like a food’s taste,” says Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at the Center and lead author of the study. The researchers found that babies whose mothers drank carrot juice while pregnant or breast-feeding showed a greater preference for the veggie itself than those born to women who had not drunk the juice.

Mennella explains that babies are born with a dislike of bitter tastes—part of our innate defense against poisonous plants. Babies can, however, overcome that bias, even for strong vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, if their mothers eat those plants pre- and postpartum. Another example from the study: Older babies who were both breast-feeding and eating solids initially refused green beans but began to like them once their nursing mothers started eating them.

Author: Meghan Rabbitt

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