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Go Brent Agent Spotlight: Liz Brent

photo via source of the spring

After living in the Seven Oaks neighborhood for over 23 years and working in many local neighborhoods, Liz Brent knows Silver Spring inside and out. From parks to coffee shops, Liz shares some of her favorite go-to spots in the community. If you want to keep up with Liz, follow her on Facebook or Instagram.

What’s the best breakfast or brunch spot in town?

Fenton Cafe for crepes and Italian coffee! 

Get active! Are there any good hikes or bike trails in the area?

Sligo Creek is the best; I really love living close to it. Walking, jogging, and biking – I do it all. I’ve also started walking several days a week to the Go Brent office too.

Caffeine Rush: What’s your favorite coffee spot?

We are lucky to have great options for independent coffee shops but Kaldi’s is right next door to our office, so that’s my go-to!

Have a sweet tooth? What’s the best bakery in town?

I’ll go with caramels – Velatis.

What are fun weekend activities to do in the neighborhood?

Ice skating in the fall and winter! Walk to Ertters for a popsicle! An Ertters popsicle run was a regular after-dinner thing when my 3 kids were young.  It got them out of the house, we saw friends and neighbors along the way and there was an inexpensive treat at the end.  

Favorite Farmer’s Markets?

I’m lucky to be just 3 blocks from the SS Farmer’s Market.  

Are there any cool historical spots worth visiting?

Many! One that’s less well known is the tiny Battleground National Cemetery on Georgia Avenue in Brightwood. It was commissioned by President Lincoln for Union soldiers who fought at Fort Stevens. I’m an old cemetery fan.  

What’s your favorite park to take the kids and/or pets to or just take a stroll in?

My Ridgeback Tess is a regular at Ellsworth Urban Dog Park or we head over and walk at Sligo Creek.  When my kids were young, we hung out at either “The Sunny Park”, on Ellsworth or “The Shady Park” by the creek on Bennington. 

Your Guide to Local Farmers Markets

Photo via: Takoma Park Market

When choosing neighborhoods many buyers look for perks including access to transit, local shops and restaurants, and neighborhood parks. Another perk – farmers markets! Been to one of our local farmers market lately? With the warmer weather expected (finally!) it may be a great time to visit. Many markets are ramping up with special events and new vendors for the spring/summer season.

Check out our local farmers markets for the most up-to-date information:

Downtown Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market

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photo via: FreshFarm Downtown Silver Spring

The FRESHFARM Downtown Silver Spring Market is the second largest in our network of producer-only markets. This bustling, family-friendly market operates every Saturday year-round and boasts over 45 farmers and producers from DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Come and shop for conventional and certified organic fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meat, poultry and eggs, artisan sweet and savory baked goods, fresh milk, butter, and yogurt, goat, cow, and sheep cheeses, charcuterie, fermented foods and pickles, jams, jellies and sauces, honey, fresh oysters and handmade crab cakes, Maryland-made wines, beers, and ciders, flowers and plants, handmade soaps, and more!

Location: 890 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
On Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue, and in Veterans Plaza

Hours: Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm (Jan. to Mar. 2018)
Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm (April to Dec. 2018)

Learn more: http://freshfarm.org/downtown-silver-spring.html

Takoma Park Farmers Market

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Join us every Sunday on Laurel Avenue in the lovely historic business district of Takoma Park. You’ll find the freshest local, seasonal produce, breads, pasture raised meats, artisan cheese, eggs, baked goods and more from farms located within 125 miles of Takoma Park, MD. Each week, the market is a lively meeting place for residents and visitors. Street performers often set up along the sidewalks and non-profits share info at the Community Corner creating an enjoyable backdrop to market activities.

Location: Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Hours: Sunday, 10am-2pm, year round

Learn more: http://takomaparkmarket.com/

Bethesda Farm Women’s Market

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A unique, intimate, quirky and festive shopping experience in Downtown Bethesda. The Market features great food, drink and music with artisans, crafts and boutique businesses from around the Mid-Atlantic region. Local vineyards and breweries provide tastings and food trucks offer a quick meal.We are a ten minute walk south on Wisconsin Ave from the Bethesda Metro Station at the intersection of Bethesda Ave. and Wisconsin Ave.

Location: 7155 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD

Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday / Sunday Flea- Outside only / Market Bldg. Open 7:00am – 4:00pm

Learn more: http://farmwomensmarket.com

Kensington Farmers Market

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Photo via: Town of Kensington

Every Saturday from 9am-1pm, the MARC Train Station parking lot on Howard Avenue comes alive with vendors selling a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood, meat, breads, olive oil, paella, homemade soaps, cheeses, meat pies, empanadas, cut flowers, cookies and other baked goods.

Location: Historic Train Station at 10417 Howard Ave.

Hours: Open every Saturday year-round, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn more: http://tok.md.gov/events/farmers-market/

Eastern Market

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Photo via: Washington.org

You may be familiar with Eastern Market, but checkout this list of local DC neighborhood markets.  Maybe you can make a market stop part of your next trip to DC!