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At Glen’s Garden Market, neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally grown foods. The store showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. The business was founded with the explicit purpose of making incremental progress on climate change through mindful, local sourcing, waste minimization, conscientious consumption, and community engagement.
The store itself was constructed using sustainable building materials as well as highly efficient lighting, refrigeration and cooking equipment. Additionally, doors have been installed on the service cases to avoid wasting refrigerant. The bar is made of recycled paper. Consistent with the store’s environmental focus, minimizing waste is a priority at Glen’s Garden Market. No paper or plastic is available at check out and used only as absolutely required in other areas of the store. The store offers only reusable bags made from recycled content. Additionally, the store separates out compostable materials from garbage and recycling and provides it back to local farmers to complete the composting process and use as fertile soil in their fields.
Glen’s Garden Market is open from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week.