Promoting healthier lifestyles to reduce chronic diseases and health disparities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD) a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) to support PGCHD’s efforts to improve the health and wellness of its residents.

The CTG initiative, called Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL), set out to promote healthier lifestyles and to reduce chronic diseases and health disparities in the following 12 zip code target areas:

20710: Port Town-Bladensburg 20747: Temple Hills
20722: Port Town-Colmar Manor & Cottage City 20748: Temple Hills
20743: Capitol Heights 20781: Port Town-Edmonston & Hyattsville
20744: Fort Washington 20782: Hyattsville
20745: Oxon Hill 20783: Hyattsville
20746: Suitland 20785: Hyattsville

10 Reasons to shop at the Farmers’ Markets in your community

  1. Farmers markets are easy to find.
  2. WIC cards, Senior Fruit & Vegetable Checks (FVC) and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Checks are accepted at most farmers markets.
  3. You can try a new fruit or vegetable!
  4. Farmers often have good recommendations on ways to prepare their products.
  5. You can buy foods and see how they fit with
  6. Farmers markets can be important anchors for vibrant communities.
  7. It’s a great way to get your kids involved.
  8. Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
  9. Shopping at farmers markets supports your local farmers and keeps the money you spend closer to your neighborhood.
  10. Freshly picked ripe food is at its peak in flavor and nutrition.
  • Find a Farmers’ Market in your area

  • American Market at National Harbor
    180 American Way
    Oxon Hill/National Harbor 20745

    Saturdays and Sundays
    10am – 4pm
    May 4th – October 26th

  • Bowie Farmers Market
    15200 Annapolis Rd
    Bowie High School Parking Lot
    Bowie, MD 20715

    8am – Noon
    May 19th through Oct 27th

  • Cheverly Community Market
    6401 Forest Road
    Cheverly, MD 20785

    Every other Saturday
    8am – Noon
    June 3rd – Oct 21st

  • College Park Farmers Market
    5211 Paint Branch Pkwy
    College Park, MD 20740

    7am – Noon
    May 6th – Oct 28th

  • Downtown College Park Farmers Market
    4500 Knox Rd
    College Park, MD 20740

    10am – 2pm
    April 23rd – Nov 19th

  • Hyattsville Farmers Market
    3799 East West Highway
    Hyattsville, MD 20782

    3pm – 7pm
    June 6th – Sept 26th

  • Greenbelt Farmers Market
    25 Crescent Rd
    Greenbelt, MD 20770

    10am – 2pm
    May 14th – Nov 19th (closed Labor Day Weekend)

  • Hollywood Farmers market
    9801 Rhode Island Ave
    College Park, MD 20740

    9am – 1pm
    April 22nd – Nov 18th

  • Laurel Farmers Market & Bazaar
    378 Main St
    Laurel, MD 20707

    9am – 2pm
    June 1st – Oct 27th

  • Riverdale Park Farmers Market
    4650 Queensbury Rd.
    Riverdale Park, MD 20737

    3pm – 7pm
    April 6th – Nov 24th