Farmers market roundup: Aug. 9-15

I often keep a stash of dried figs in my pantry, mostly for baking purposes. They’re great. But fresh figs are a totally different animal — or fruit, rather. This week you’ll find them at a few area markets, including Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market and Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market.

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INTERACTIVE: Click the image above to view our interactive farmers market map.

Among other produce highlights:

At today’s Ballston FreshFarm Market:

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Fresh Crunch Pickles: wasabi beans.

Garden Path Farms: lamb loin rack.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co.: jalapeno cheese dogs.

Mickley’s Orchard: hot peppers; potatoes; tomatoes.

Pleitez Produce: butternut squash; acorn squash.

Radix Farm: pattypan squash; Thai basil.


At today’s FreshFarm Market by the White House:

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Bigg Riggs Farm: Garden Peach tomatoes; okra.

Panorama Bakery: pain raisin; pastry cream; kouign amann.

Toigo Orchards: Formosa plums; Athena cantaloupe.


At today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

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Anchor Nursery: Purple Haze carrots; watermelon; red bell peppers.

Black Rock Orchard: Honey Sweet peaches.

Clear Spring Creamery: blueberry yogurt smoothies.

Evensong Farm: okra; Italian parsley; pork; sage apple sausage.

Garner’s Produce: flat Roma beans; bloody mary mix.

Mountain View Farm: sweet frying peppers.

Toigo Orchards: Formosa plums; cantaloupe.


At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market:

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Dolcezza: plum gelato; blackberries and cream gelato; pineapple mint gelato.

Garner’s Produce: Brown Turkey and Kadota green figs; canary melons.

Kuhn Orchards: Red Gold (yellow) and white nectarines; Simka and blue Italian plums; Rambo and Sansa apples; Sweet Beauty watermelons; artichokes; French Filet beans.

McCleaf’s Orchard: Star Gala and Sansa Apples; green beans; tomatillos; shallots.

Pecan Meadow Farm: half-Piedmontese grass-fed and -finished beef (steaks, sausages, patties, roasts).

Plantmasters: herb container gardens; dog biscuits; free-range eggs.

Takoma Mushrooms: gray and golden oyster mushrooms.

Truck Patch Farms: Ruby Red beets; Swiss and red chard; heirloom squash; Aunt Ruby’s German Green heirloom tomatoes.

Whisked!: white peach and plum pie; ratatouille quiche.


At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

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Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm: goat meat.

Dragonfly Farms: spring rolls; banana peppers; heirloom potatoes.

Five Seeds Farm & Apiary : melons; beets.

Wisteria Garden: tomatoes.


At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

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Chicano Sol: red spring onions.

Down to Earth Farm: lemon cucumbers.

The Farm at Our House: Dragon Tongue beans; Malabar spinach; lemongrass.

Praline Bakery: pissaladiere.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Himrod and Candice grapes; yellow watermelon.

Three Springs Fruit Farm: Fairy Tale eggplant; pluots.


At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market:

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Blueberry Hill: figs.


At Saturday’s Ward 8 Farmers Market at St. Elizabeths:

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McLeaf’s Orchard: small tomatoes.


At Saturday’s Ward 8 Farmers Market at THEARC:

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Lydia’s Fields at Wheatland: 10 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.

Terrapin Station Herb Farm: Asian pears.


At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

Dolcezza: plum gelato; blackberries and cream gelato; pineapple mint gelato.

Garner’s Produce: Brown Turkey and Kadota green figs; canary melons.

Keswick Creamery: Camembert; yogurt; plain and seasoned fetas.

Reid’s Orchard and Winery:  Loring and Blushing Star peaches; Dapple Dandy pluots; yellow donut peaches; blueberries.

Silly Kids Creamery at Keswick Creamery: eight varieties of goat cheese.

Truck Patch Farms: Ruby Red beets; Swiss and red chard; heirloom squash; Aunt Ruby’s German Green heirloom tomatoes.

Whisked!: white peach and plum pie; ratatouille  quiche.


At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle:

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Cedarbrook Farm: Italian pork sausage (hot and sweet).

Farm at Sunnyside: organic Asian pears; Purple Calabash and Arkansas Traveler heirloom tomatoes.

New Morning Farm: organic red raspberries.

Next Step Produce: sweet potato greens; tiger melons.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Himrod and Candice grapes.

Sugar Shack: maple syrup.


At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

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Black Rock Orchard: pluots; plums; nectarines; peaches.

Calvert's Gift Farm: organic greens, including spinach, spring mix and arugula.

Clear Spring Creamery: creamline milk; chocolate milk; cheese curds; butter; probiotic yogurt drinks.

Ferry Landing Farm and Apiary: eggs.

Glenville Hollow Farms: several varieties of Roma tomatoes, including red and golden San Marzano.

North Mountain Pastures: pastured pork, chicken and turkey; grass-fed lamb and beef; nitrite-free cured meats; fermented vegetables.

Potomac Vegetable Farms: Romano green beans.

Smith Meadows: hand-made ravioli (Gorgonzola walnut and butternut squash).

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: tomatoes.


At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City:

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Bigg Riggs Farm: Garden Peach tomatoes; okra.

Coulter Farms: goat cheese.

Kuhn Orchards: yellow peaches; white peaches; watermelon.

Farm at Sunnyside: heirloom tomatoes.

Toigo Orchards: Mirai corn.


At Wednesday’s Farmers Market at Maryland:

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Lydia’s Fields at Wheatland: 10 varieties of organically grown heirloom tomatoes; yellow squash; zucchini; basil; onions; chard; lettuce; beets; peppers.

Valencia Produce: beets; radishes

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Valencia Produce: blackberries.


At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market:

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Atwater’s Bakery: lemon pound cake bites; bacon mozzarella flatbread.

Blueberry Hill: organic Ginger Gold apples and pears.

Grassential Farm: rabbit; chicken eggs; Berkshire pork; pastured goose; duck eggs.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Himrod and Candice grapes.


SPECIAL EVENTS

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, grilling demo Old School Hardware, 10 a.m.-noon.

See our farmers market interactive map and list of Community-Supported Agriculture farms.

Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

If you have a new market or see information that needs to be corrected in our farmers market listings, e-mail krystalr@washpost.com.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.

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