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Local food source in Central MD?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Hi everyone. I live near Columbia MD and I'm looking for a good food source around here. Ive been trying to get out to a farmers market, but due to hours I haven't been able to make it. Anyone on here know of any local places that sell 100% grass fed beef?

I want to avoid ordering it offline. I am currently shopping at Laurel Meat Market, which is a great place, but when I asked the butcher if the meat was 100% grass fed, she told me they were grain finished. I continue to shop there because I'm doing the best I can, but I'm ready to take the step towards feeding my family humanely raised food and be able to say I know where my food comes from.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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on June 08, 2012
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Yeah - I get the same kind of stuff there. Dairy, almond milk, kombucha (when I'm not making my own), canned tomatoes. They have great prices on some things but meat is definitely not one of them.

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at 10:09 PM

Thanks for this! I think I just found a farm I want to buy from directly! Now to set up an appointment... :)

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I love Moms. It's actually down the street from my place. Their meat selection is pretty slim though and I think overpriced. I definitely think they have a vegan influence, but it's where I love to stock up on Lara bars, kombucha, and sometimes raw dairy cheeses and yogurt. I also pick up essential oils and body care there sometimes. Thanks for your response!

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on June 04, 2012
at 07:25 PM

You could check out Mom's Organic Market:

www.momsorganicmarket.com

It's a local chain in VA/MD. All the stores are slightly different, but they sell local, grassfed/pastured, the whole 9 yards. The meat selection is usually kinda small, though. I think they'd like to be a vegetarian/vegan place but still want the business from all the omnivores, so they stock some meats, but plenty of local, truly pastured eggs, meat, and dairy. ;-) (They sell the typical bigger brands you can find at Whole Foods, but also do a good job of stocking local stuff from MD, VA, and PA.)

Not sure how far these are from Columbia, but Mom's has MD stores in Jessup, Bowie, Timonium, and Frederick. (One in Rockville, too, but that's probably too far for you.) You can see all the locations and hours on the right if you scroll down a little on their homepage. You can even download the monthly sale flyer to see what's on sale.

One of the best things about Mom's, IMHO, is their bulk spices. It's a great way to get a tiny amount of something for a recipe without buying a big container of something you won't use very often.

Mom's is a great place, but depending on the kind of quantity you want, I would still suggest trying your best to get with a local farmer or make it to the farmer's market when you can. (It'll be a little more affordable if you cut out the middleman.)

A6f9b3029012b263a99a9d906737ee07

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:08 PM

I love Moms. It's actually down the street from my place. Their meat selection is pretty slim though and I think overpriced. I definitely think they have a vegan influence, but it's where I love to stock up on Lara bars, kombucha, and sometimes raw dairy cheeses and yogurt. I also pick up essential oils and body care there sometimes. Thanks for your response!

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on June 08, 2012
at 04:12 PM

Yeah - I get the same kind of stuff there. Dairy, almond milk, kombucha (when I'm not making my own), canned tomatoes. They have great prices on some things but meat is definitely not one of them.

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on June 04, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Whole foods and Farm Fresh (both in Annapolis) sell grass fed meat :)

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on December 29, 2012
at 03:21 AM

Trader Joe's and Wegman's in Columbia. Other than that, you have to head into the city...

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on June 04, 2012
at 12:58 PM

This site can be a great resource! http://www.eatwild.com/products/maryland.html I'm in Southern Maryland and have noticed a huge increase in the last couple of years in the availability of local meats & produce.

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on June 07, 2012
at 10:09 PM

Thanks for this! I think I just found a farm I want to buy from directly! Now to set up an appointment... :)

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