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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Farmers market roundup: June 28-July 4

Just in time for your Independence Day grilling party, fresh corn has arrived at markets in the region. You can find cobs this coming week at Thursday’s Ballston FreshFarm Market, Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market and Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle.

On Thursday, the Ballston FreshFarm Market opens. This is the first season the Arlington market will be managed by FreshFarm Markets. You can find more details about the Ballston market and more than 140 others by clicking on the map below.

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

Now, here’s a sample of what you’ll find around the area this week:

At Thursday’s Ballston FreshFarm Market:

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Mickley’s Orchard: peaches; cherries; nectarines.

Fresh Crunch Pickles: seasonal refrigerator pickles.

Garden Path Farm: fresh (unfrozen) chicken and other meats.

Pleitez Produce: corn; cabbage; beets.

Radix Farm: summer squash; cucumbers; red potatoes, white potatoes and blue potatoes; fennel; lettuce.

Shells Yes! Crab Cake Company: crab cakes; crab dip.

Westmoreland Berry Farm: raspberries; blueberries; blackberries.

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House:

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Bigg Riggs Farm: peaches; green beans.

Pleasant Pops: cucumber chili pops.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: peaches; sweet corn.

Toigo Orchards: tart cherries.


At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

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Black Rock Orchard: white peaches.

Evensong Farm: boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Garner’s Produce: corn; tomatoes; Romano beans.

Gordy’s Pickle Jar: sweet chips.

Mountain View Farm: fennel; summer squash; carrots; beets; plums.


At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market:

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Dolcezza: honey lavender; chocolate mint.

Garner’s Produce: yellow sweet corn; hot and sweet peppers; squash blossoms.

Kuhn Orchards: artichokes; yellow nectarines; blueberries; currants.

Mountain View Farm: pickled spicy garlic scapes; kimchi; Hungarian peppers; beets.

Whisked!: cherry pie; corn, cheddar and jalapeno quiche.


At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

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Chesley Farms: artichokes; plums; carrots.

Five Seeds Farm and Apiary: carrots; bulb onions; turnips; eggplant; cilantro.

Whipple Farms: Swiss chard.


At Saturday’s Falls Church Farmers Market:

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Howie’s Honey: cut honeycomb.


At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda:

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Atwater’s Bakery: Southwest gazpacho.

Knouse Fruitlands: black raspberries.

Pleitez Produce: sweet corn.


At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

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Chicano Sol: golden and green zucchini.

Garden Path Farms: rack of lamb.

Koiner Farm: purslane.

Quaker Valley Orchards: plums; golden raspberries.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: peaches.

Three Springs Fruit Farm: blueberries; red raspberries.


At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market:

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Full Cellar Farm: garlic; bok choy; head lettuce.

Garden Path Farm: fresh (unfrozen) chicken.

Quaker Valley Orchards: black raspberries; peaches.


At Saturday’s Ward 8 Farmers Market:

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Penn Farm: cantaloupes.

Terrapin Station Herb Farm: peaches.


At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: yellow sweet corn; hot and sweet peppers; squash blossoms.

Mountain View Farm: pickled spicy garlic scapes; kimchi; Hungarian peppers; beets.

North Mountain Pastures: spicy Dixie Boudin sausage; breakfast bacon; tesa bacon.

Reid’s Orchard and Winery: Methley plums; green gooseberrries and red gooseberries; peaches; red raspberries and black raspberries; blueberries.

Whisked!: cherry pie; corn, cheddar and jalapeno quiche.


At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle:

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Next Step Produce: celery; cabbage; potatoes; tomatoes.

Pleasant Pops: blueberry pancake and maple syrup pops.

Quaker Valley Orchards: apricots; white peaches; Transparent apples.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: sweet corn.

Tree and Leaf Farm: fresh fingerling potatoes; ThunderBolt cabbage; garlic.


At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

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Calvert’s Gift Farm: fava beans; three varieties of fresh garlic; beets; carrots; sweet onions; heirloom tomatoes. Certified organic.

Elk Run Winery: Maryland wines.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co.: bison hot dogs; kielbasa.

Keswick Creamery: chocolate pudding.

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: blueberries; red raspberries and black raspberries; sour cherries; carrots; shell and sugar snap peas; lettuce; arugula; garlic; candy onions.

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Twin Springs Fruit Farm: garlic scapes.


At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City:

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Barajas Produce: bell peppers.

Bigg Riggs Farm: green beans.

The Farm at Sunnyside: fennel.

Kuhn Orchards: white peaches; blackberries.


SPECIAL EVENTS

At Thursday’s Ballston FreshFarm Market, chef demo of crispy quinoa cakes with cucumbers, heirloom radish, basil and goat cheese by Tracy O’Grady and Kate Jansen of Willow Restaurant, 4 p.m.

Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market is canceled for the Independence Day holiday.

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, chef demo of market salad with jumbo blue crab by Alan Adenan of Legal Sea Foods, 4 p.m.

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, twice-monthly appearance by Gordy’s Pickle Jar; cherry salsa cooking demo, 10 a.m.

At Saturday’s Pike Central Farm Market, the Sol Food Mobile Farm will teach children about planting and harvesting vegetables.

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.

By  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

 
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