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  • Karen Coakley

News You Can Use May 2024

Updated: May 29

Where can you shop for fresh produce, summer annuals, perennials, tropical plants & vegetables? First, Behnkes closed, now Spicknall’s has closed as well. Yes, we have Lowes and Home Depot but there are other options too. Here are a few:


·         Heyser Farms (14526 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring) is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm. They sell plants, fresh fruit, and vegetables to name a few items.

·         Frank’s Produce and Greenhouse (6686 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge, Maryland) which is open seven days a week from 8 am – 6pm. Their set up is identical to Spicknall’s with a larger variety of plants.

·         Fehr’s Nursery & Garden Center (4340 Route 198 [Sandy Spring Road] Burtonsville) They are open seven days a week.

·         Meadowbrook Farms (15930 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville) They are open Monday – Saturday from 8 am – 7 pm and Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm.


All the Garden Centers offer a different variety of plants, shrubs, perennials and vegetables.

There are also several local farmers markets. Here are a few:


·         Hollywood Farmer’s Market (9801 Rhode Island, Avenue, College Park [next to Mom’s]) They are open on Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm.

·         College Park Farmer’s Market at Paint Branch (5211 Campus Drive, College Park) They are open on Saturdays from 8 am – 1 pm.

·         Greenbelt Farmer’s Market (Roosevelt Center, Centerway, Greenbelt) The Farmers Market opens for the season on Sunday May 12th. Their hours of operation are Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm. 


Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Coffee, Flowers, Pottery plus a variety of other vendors can be found at all the Farmer’s Markets.

As we go to press, I do not have any updates of the status of Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department.  Updates will be posted on the Beltsville News Facebook Page.   

Finally, don’t forget about the upcoming election day! Primaries for President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Congress Primary Election voting is Tuesday May 14th. Information about early voting and mail-in voting as well as information and locations will be posted on the Beltsville News Facebook page and Nextdoor. If you have a question, contact me at

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