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NEW Germantown Farmers Market
The Waters Landing Association has brought a much-needed farmers market to Germantown. We hope to make this an ongoing event, but that will only happen if the farmers do enough business, so come on by!
Here is a note from Dragonfly Farms for this week's market:
Greetings Waters Landing Community!
The following is what will be available Saturday at the market:
Spinach-see below for health benefits
Broccoli-see below for health benefits
Staymen, golden delicious, and granny smith apples
Red and sweet onions
We also have local cheese-cheddar and colby and from another egg farm, range-free fresh eggs.
With this being the last market week, we would like to thank the community for patronizing us. It has been a pleasure to meet a wonderful group of people who care about their community. We plan to return next season with plants, flowers, and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. So, do tell your neighbors, friends, and co-workers to visit us.
Wine Tasting Event: Dragonfly Farms will hold a wine and vinegar tasting on Sunday, November 18th at the Waters Landing Community Center from 1:00-5:00. We will debut our varietal wines to the community and friends. Admission is $10.00 per person for a glass of wine and pinchon plate (bite-size appetizers). Waters Landing community residents, Google Group Waters Landing Germantown MD, and Dragonfly Farms members pay only $5.00. If you are not on the community, group, or member lists but accompany someone who is admission is also $5.00. We hope to have live music and a fun time. ID is required and please no kids or pets.
If you would like to post a flyer of the event in your neighborhood, community mailbox, etc. download and print the flyer or email us at email@example.com
Why eat spinach?
One cup contains: lutein, one of the best defenses against cataracts, cancer, and aids in digestion, 20% rda dietary fiber, over 300% rda vitamin A, and 1000% of rda vitamin K. Think of Popeye and eat more spinach. Plus, it’s so easy to make-soak/rinse, chop in soups, stews, salads, stir frys, blanched, or boiled. Some suggestions-creamed spinach, spinach/feta rice, stirfry, or quiche to name a few.
Fact #1-estimated daily requirements for one cup contain 180% of Vitamin, 200% of Vitamin C, 1000% of Vitamin K, 15% of Vitamin, 15% calcium, 40% magnesium, and 5% fiber.
Fact #2-contains the phytonutrient lutein which protects against cataracts and atherosclerosis, and increases antioxidant (prevents cancer) activity.
Fact #3-binds bile acids (aids digestion) and lowers cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease.
And, also some suggestions: it can be boiled, steamed, stir-fried, or eaten raw, used in stews, soups, pastas, salads, smoothies, or made into chips. You can put kale in practically everything you eat or drink-except coffee, tea or cocktails. We like to use the leafy portion and put pasta in the kale. Cook the pasta separately, and toss the shredded kale in for a few minutes. Adding butter, bacon, and parmesan cheese can give it a richer flavor. If you would like a detailed recipe for our kale pasta, go to our website atdffarms.com
The goods on broccoli:
One of the most nutritious vegetables containing anti-carcinogens, anti-aging, fiber, minerals, and large amounts of vitamin A. Scientific research show that raw broccoli can reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 40% (three servings a month!) Further, this super veggie not only helps reduce the chance of cataracts, but also, may prevent colon cancer, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Eat more greens!