Fresh Food is Coming to Indian Head

New Community Grocery Store Opening in 2024

For years, Indian Head has been hungry for a grocery store of its own. Our town is a certified food desert amid the thriving D.C. suburbs.

Those days are ending soon.

Oasis Fresh Foods Market and Papaleo’s Ice Cream are coming to the soon-to-be renovated Algonquin Building just outside the base.

An Oasis in Our Food Desert

Nearly 23 years after Indian Head’s last grocery store closed its doors, here is what you can expect from Oasis Fresh Foods Market.

Fresh, Affordable Fruits and Vegetables

Delicious Meats and Seafood

All Your Supermarket Staples

Locally Sourced Prepared Foods

A Locally Owned, Community-Oriented Enterprise

Discover Our Vision for
Oasis Fresh Foods Market

Top Off Your Visit with Ice Cream

Papaleo’s Ice Cream will share space with Oasis Fresh Foods Market in the Algonquin Building.

At Papaleo’s, we’ll treat you to a selection of delicious soft-serve ice cream, plus the opportunity to take-home containers of premium small-batch ice cream from Baltimore’s Taharka Brothers.

Talk about sweetening the deal!

Oasis Fresh Foods Market and Papaleo’s Ice Cream will soon fill the vacant first floor of the Algonquin Building.

Locally Owned and Locally Operated

Oasis Fresh Foods Market and Papaleo’s Ice Cream have been created to add value to the town of Indian Head and our surrounding areas. That includes adding job opportunities for ambitious local residents.

Be sure to sign up for email updates and watch this website because we’ll be posting available jobs here as we get closer to opening our doors!

Thank You to Our Team of Dedicated Supporters

Bolans-Darby Partners, Inc. 

Bowling Green Farm

BRIDGE Church (Building Relationships, Intentional Discipleship, Generous Engagement)

Charles County Economic Development

Charles County Military Alliance Council 

Steny Hoyer, U.S. Representative

Benjamin Cardin, U.S. Senator

Reuben Collins, Commissioner President

Gilbert “B.J.” Bowling, Commissioner

Thomasina Coates, Commissioner

Debra Davis, Delegate (Chair)

Edith Patterson, Delegate

Elizabeth (Susie) Proctor, Delegate

Michael Jackson, MD Senator

Arthur Ellis, MD Senator

Christ Church Durham, Nanjemoy
College of Southern Maryland

Dr. Maureen Murphy, Former CSM President




Eleanor’s Legacy Farm

End Hunger in Charles County

Energetics Technology Center

Indian Head Baptist Church

Indian Head Food Co-op

John Flatley, Franchise Owner, Chick-fil-A, La Plata

LifeStyles of Maryland

Mancuso Foods, LLC

Maryland Department of Housing
and Community Development:
• Maryland Project Restore
• Strategic Demolition Fund
• Neighborhood Business Works

Millennial Marketing Agency

Mount Sinai-Cornerstone AME, Indian Head

The Outdoor Living Company

Rootbound Farms

RXBSA Properties, LLC

Strategic Development Fund

Southern MD Agricultural Development Commission

The Wills Group


More Updates On the Way

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